A lot of ghosts in those factories they got
irregular heart beats it makes them excellent
drummers they’re philosophical about it
swapping the infinite for the good the elastic
time signature the helix or the clock stenographers
an office upstairs makes more clocks all those beats
out of do without either steady or until the medicine
works let them fall. They don’t have to struggle
with taking their bodies seriously assuming
nothing else is important or going on at all.
Hugh Behm-Steinberg is the author of Shy Green Fields (No Tell Books) and The Opposite of Work (JackLeg Press), as well as three Dusie chapbooks, Sorcery, Good Morning! and The Sound of Music. He’s a steward in the Adjunct Faculty Union at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, where for ten years he edited the journal Eleven Eleven.