Three Poems on Demand

By Jordan Davis Jordan Davis
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No wonder they move so slowly—
Somebody in there is
Trying to write.


PICTURES OF BUGS BUNNY DRESSED LIKE A THUG

What drove me to draw this picture
Of Bugs Bunny dressed like a thug?

Plural. Pictures. Not once did I sketch
The buff tattooed torso of Thug Bugs

But many times, over several days.
He looks mean, doesn’t he? When O when

Will this election be over
So I can blow off life again

Without inadvertently producing objects
Of great and mysterious-to-me beauty.


POEM FOR A SIXTH WEDDING

You know a lot better than I do
What you’re doing

NOTES: “Three poems on Demand” was written in response to web searches that led to Jordan Davis’s defunct blog [http://millionpoems.blogspot.com/]. (The search terms became the titles of the poems.) Davis was also inspired by K. Silem Mohammad’s essay “Sought Poems,” which accounts for the Flarf practice of making poems from Internet search results.

Source: Poetry (July/August 2009).

Biography

Jordan Davis writes about poetry for The Constant Critic. His essays and reviews have also appeared in Slate, The Nation, and the TLS. Photo by Alison Stine.

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SUBJECT Relationships, Love, Nature, Animals, Arts & Sciences, Humor & Satire

Poetic Terms Free Verse

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