miércoles, 28 de septiembre de 2016

DEFAULT MODE (Ashbery, 2009)


They were living in America at another time.
They were living in America for the FBI.
They were living in America shit wins.
They were living in America on the border with Canada.

They were living in America further gone into teats.
They were living in America that was the only good one. 
They were living in America that was the only good one.
They were living in America who answers the phone and.

They were living in America deliriously.
They were living in America sadly.
They were living in America fictitiously.
They were living in America wedged.

They were living in America Stella by Starlight.
They were living in America the mighty sun.
They were living in America pandemically.
They were living in America across from the Ritz hotel.

They were living in America getting their chops.
They were living in America only for just one summer.
They were living in America beside the lake. 
They were living in America for the defeatist troops. 

They were living in America for the pleasure of it all.
They were living in America as well as can be expected.
They were living in America as one grows passionately
out of a love affair they were living every day.

Does this doughnut remind you of a life preserver?
They were living in America to remind you of me.
They were living in America and a storm blew up suddenly.
They were living in America extended terms of credit.

They were living in America but it's all over.
They were living in America as tissue paper is to a comb.
They were living in America as fives and sixes.
They were living in America the same old same old.   

Aparece en las páginas 17--18 de Planisphere (HarperCollins, 2009)

domingo, 25 de septiembre de 2016

HISTORY OF THE AIRPLANE

Aftermath
(Music: U.S. National Anthem at half speed)

And the Wright brothers said they thought they had invented
something that could make peace on earth (if the wrong
brothers didn't get hold of it) when their wonderful flying
machine took off at Kitty Hawk into the kingdom of birds
but the parliament of birds was freaked out by this man-
made bird and fled to heaven

And then the famous Spirit of Saint Louis took off eastward
and flew across the Big Pond with Lindy at the controls in his 
leather helmet and goggles hoping to sight the doves of peace 
but he did not Even though he circled the Versailles 

And then the famous Yankee Clipper took off in the opposite
direction and flew across the terrific Pacific but the pacific
doves were frightened by this strange amphibious bird and 
hid in the orient sky

And then the famous Flying Fortress took off bristling with
guns and testosterone to make the world safe for peace and 
capitalism but the birds of peace were nowhere to be found
before or after Hiroshima

And so then clever men built bigger and faster flying 
machines and these great man-made birds with jet plumage
flew higher than any real birds and seemed about to fly into
the sun and melt their wings and like Icarus crash to earth

And the Wright brothers were long forgotten in the high-
flying bombers that now began to visit their blessings on
various Third Worlds all the while claiming they were 
searching for doves of peace

And they kept flying and flying until they flew right into the
21st century and then one fine day a Third World struck back
and stormed the great planes and flew them straight into the
beating heart of Skyscraper America where there were no 
aviaries and no parliaments of doves and in blinding flash 
America became a part of the scorched earth of the world

And a wind of ashes blows across the land 
And for one long moment in eternity
There is chaos and despair 
And buried loves and voices
Cries and whispers 
Fill the air
Everywhere

de Lawrence Ferlinghetti---aparece en BLAST CRIES LAUGHTER

sábado, 24 de septiembre de 2016

Moonday

The Galilean Moon Dance
El próximo lunes avisan algo
Sobre mi casa: Europa 
Luna—Joviana—Galileana
Sabrán más de sus orígenes
Un refresh a las preguntas del 1610
Verán nuevos plumachos
Fucking azules plumachos
Preñados de química vital;
Este 26 de septiembre de 2016
Verán noticas de una luna oceánica
SaladaFría—Potencial.

Lunes lunático, posequinocio
Lunes lunario & sentimental
Lunes de Calisto, Ganímedes, Io
Lunes de zeitgeist encandilado.

Vía
26 de septiembre de 2037:
El mundo gira frío & albedo
Europan polymers--Europan life
Thriving hydrothermal vents -- ¡agua!
Fucking submarinos pacientes
Sapientes tocan nuestras sales
Prueban mol & biomolécula; 

Maldita hominidad
Aguanta el hambre
Baila luna galileana. 

martes, 13 de septiembre de 2016

Antiboricuazo

Eleutherodactylus nekros
Amo & odio a Borinquén;
La amo cuando duele su belleza,
La odio cuando odia la raza negra.

Amo & odio a mi Patria;
La amo cuando deviene áurea,
La odio cuando coge pon con medallas.

Amo & odio a mi Nación;
La amo cuando prende Delonix regia,
La odio cuando prende billboards de Farruko.

Amo & odio a Puerto Rico
De música está hecha su alma,
Pero fucking se mira el ombligo.