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“1994”

*This poem is conceived as a phenomenological parallel to, and ultimately a laudatory allusion to, Williams’ “Landscape with the Fall of Icarus.”

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On a TV

Plays a music video

In a living room in a mansion,

Among ambitious ornaments

.

And in the music video,

A mix more acoustic than humanly possible

Emits a canary-like proclamation

That is simple,

That is nervous,

That is tired and

That is true,

.

With people overwhelmed and

Perceiving their own mortality

As crows crowd the electrical wires

Under an ancient moon and

.

The people are escaping, 

This escape rendered in moving picture

That sits in this mansion.

.

The next year will bring 

Copious undulations of identity,

Will bring serpents that coax

The lower elements 

And

.

Sirens, pale, buxom and pure,

That shoot hearts down with

Shadows of furies and

This will be all that lasts,

As a loud boom will emanate from 

The greenhouse next door

.

Which is Kurt Cobain shooting himself. 

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