All My Activities Are Feeding Activities

By Alli Warren Alli Warren
Dear Commissioner
here are my directive accounts
of genitals and cash
now bring me your goods

We don't live among fowlers
Not all poisonous juices are burning
or bitter nor is everything now
which is burning and bitter poisonous

Air is removed from the workspace
and dispersed into the multiverse
It's very strict metadata
You get echoes and dropouts

For the most part
Juliet is gaseous now
as a caucasian she gets it
on the head and face and I move
from hypocrisy to cynicism

Cristal all over the face and neck
concrete and glinting
audible light on jumbotron
marmalade for miles
That good wood kept calling my name
Behavior meet Behavior, Behavior
meat all the social organs

Alli Warren, "All My Activities Are Feeding Activities" from Here Come the Warm Jets, City Lights Spotlight No. 10.  Copyright © 2013 by Alli Warren.  Reprinted by permission of City Lights Books.

Source: Here Come the Warm Jets (City Lights Books, 2013)

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Subjects Living, The Body, Social Commentaries, Gender & Sexuality

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Alli Warren was born in Los Angeles. In her poems, Warren explores themes of social, economic, and personal desire. Describing Warren’s debut collection Here Come the Warm Jets as “self-reflective, interestingly interrogative, and a lot of fun,” in a 2013 Booklist review, Mark Eleveld noted that the book “places the reader at the center of time and presents big questions without ever being declarative. Warren is ever . . .

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