What if words

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Words are a place too.

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but what if words fall short?
what if, unaffected, the world
and our terse faces
keep on falling


through days, down streets
of insidious intent, on the road
and "bent to it"
as the prosist says?



Americans: on the way
to all our metaphysical nowheres—


the film plays at six, eight, and ten
(two and four on Saturdays and Sundays)
we'll sit through it w/out speaking


the abyss doesn't bother me
anymore

i can use it
to understand.



9/30/1994
NYC

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from Sputnik, released March 11, 2016

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Lee Foust Florence, Italy

Lee Foust is an author and performer from Oakland, California who has lived in Florence, Italy since the mid-1990s. He teaches for various US universities abroad and is the father of one. Lee is the author of Sojourner, a collection of short stories and poems about the mystery of place, and Poison and Antidote, 9 Bohemian tales of San Francisco during the Reagan era. ... more

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