I Haven’t Lived

& getting myself toast in the morning
There is a second fragment answering strangely

I am the mocking feathers of farting death!
Existence is a TV in the big pond of municipal space

I suppose this is something I asked for
But the cold is a numbing cold

& up against a glass wall my hands are invisible
They are shadows of trees, apartment buildings, etc

A public space near zero on a key pad
& the law is the law is a good laugh at the law

& the room I am in is a jet over Denver
& as I feel my way out of occult sentences

A believable system refuses to crack
& someone is saying

Just saying to themselves—








I haven’t lived!
I haven’t lived!

Raymond Farr is author of ECSTATIC/.of facts (Otoliths, 2011), & Writing What For? across the Mourning Sky (Blue & Yellow Dog, 2012). His poems appear in and/or, West Wind Review, Otoliths, Upstairs at Duroc, Cricket Online Review, & Eratio. He has a chapbook, Eating the Word NOISE!, which is slated for February 2015 publication by White Knuckle Press & another full-length collection of poems Poetry in the Age of Zero Grav due out from Blue & Yellow Dog Press in mid-2015. He is editor of Blue & Yellow Dog.

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