The Low End Theory

Photographs marked with
fading seriousness, stanzas

fading flesh drawn out to ends
with age our wrinkles a gravity

pulled skeleton drawn into slim
wire flames through our screen

greener cut wood sounding cracks
all features under symbology one

neighborhood a dream ffwd to 1980
La Trinidad Caracas, resourceful

also known as Chapoquoit, confluence
of place and word, computerless

what made it this car drive between
Allston and Cambridge what year

is this intended to be a pamphlet
on the protagonist of Edward Upward's

trilogy The Spiral Ascent
that same style exaggerated in

Journey to the Border, its
political undertones, taut prose.

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