John Altoon

By Cedar Sigo b. 1978 Cedar Sigo
The neck
                               of the flask
                          pitch black-getting bored
                                                   jacked
                                   also madness, insidious
             intended ghost
                                  (days late)
            I cross green & white flowered seas
    Valentines, May Day
                conferring with henchman
one must keep holy
                        the edges of fragments
                  slots used
          clothes loose
                              dried bloodspots
                                     bolster elegance
                             Found a goldmine
                                      outside a mansion
                               a prolongation
                   of the art
   of very rich hours
                          oil in
                                      childe ballads
                                 sung, unsung against I should say
  “over” though,
              The Cosmos
           slows it for us
                                The heretofore unmentioned
                                                  26th Series
                                   (he gets the girl)
                                           sparks fall     call me
                                                            if you do die

Cedar Sigo, "John Altoon" from Stranger in Town, City Lights Spotlight No. 4. Copyright © 2010 by Cedar Sigo.  Reprinted by permission of City Lights Books.

Source: Stranger in Town (City Lights Books, 2010)

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