Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Decline of the West.

First day on the set of One-Eyed Jacks
Marlon Brando's
Mercury in Swordfish
Amalgam fillings
pale green bark
and coral colored shadow
Marlon's oval eggshell eyepatch
to become
the egg on any Magician's face
or in its hand~
her head was replaced with that
of the rabbit
and stood nude as Lucretia
in the rondure of the egg-shaped window

pulling down its eyes
from the egg-shaped suns
where a yellowed crumpled cowboy hat shaded
the face from the grains of sand speeding
the face of Laocoön
is a crennellated brain

Marlon winks at the professor
Quapp for gossip and du reste -
c'est étonnant.

Cellini in the American Desert
driving a bulldozer around
in the infinite whiteness
and affable contakt.

Lo, Karl Suss
would lay the limp bag
of Poseidon's deflated head
down next to
the trojan whores.

We'll make a genius
from nudity replaced
by a pale green glow.

Oswald Spengler
was born in 1880
in Blankenburg.

Rio stood admiring
the orchids
on the glassed-in veranda.