Peter Philpott: Fragments Of Vulgar Things



6.



upsurge so formal could

oh no, we’ll never know

crawling over the barrier to understanding

thinking it is the end of the world

when it all begins just here



never mind the showy throbs

I, Laura, know these too well

eleven children, Frank!

I didn’t have time for humanism

perpetually washing their clothes



you & Messer Dante — oh

dear, oh dear, oh dear

look, read your translators better

to love the world & your selves without shame





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