The Help I Need Is Not Available Here

By Alli Warren Alli Warren
I need help with long term hope
I need help with the dawn
of war and achieving
my new year's resolutions

This praise song
and the problem of pornography
structures this praise song
as speaking placement

I need help moving my chickens
I need help with girl problem
my dog, like, keeps marking the wrong areas?

and my breasts
this most pressing issue
like choosing between best friends
a distance problem involving constant
acceleration and tethering glitches

The party's all "descendant selectors, please!"
and me I'm in my handspring visor
and my bird plucking problem

I need help with a bat script for parsing
I need help with pricing with naming this
praise song I said
I seriously need help with the whole set up ASAP!

so it's
40.08 /100.09 (grams of molecular mass of calcium carbonate) =
moles of calcium

(moles of Calcium x .1973ml (convert grams to ml)) / 0.05

I got 1.580 ml
is that right?

Alli Warren, "The Help I Need Is Not Available Here" 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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Poet Alli Warren


Subjects Living, Disappointment & Failure, 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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