Vol. 7

DEVON WOOTTEN
Excerpt from Gimme the Pretty: Sonnets

 

What hath might & what hath lament—
prolly.
Reader, banality’s preferable,

i.e., bad faith &/or dialectic,
intolerable ambiguity.

Reader, take the easy way,
mankind &
Christendom.

*

Reader, I’d elsewhere’d it—
done
sensed & re-sensed,
made full & made whole.
Reader,
them’s the most-dead.
Them’s the foolishness.
[Breathing]
T’ave found want.
T’ave found what’s lack &

t’ave fasted on’t—
O, well-nigh incarnate,
stay with me.
O, hold-out,
O, cut of mine,

what’s lent unto this world’s unthinking &
I, / I’s barely recompense.
You just, / you

’s & all that’s fletched, / all that’s flown.

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