Saturday, February 27, 2016

War is Hell




By the late 1970s, Charo
was being mentioned as an example
of how overexposure could damage
a celebrity. One such article
quoted the "Q score" of Performer Q,
Steve Levitt's celebrity popularity rating service,
to show that the performer's popularity
declined slightly
even as her familiarity increased
You'd think that war was a penguin
or a polar pear prepared inside
an abortion of sequences
for the roaming capital
which exists below the radar
below the aurora borealis
You'd think that Charo
as an Israeli spy working through
Argentina
might've discovered
the Nazi sleep coccoons
those nascent experiments
with CRISPR
segments of prokaryotic DNA
containing short repetitions
of base sequences
each repetition followed by
short segments of "spacer DNA"
from previous exposures
to a bacterial virus or plasmid
something like a poem
a poem something like
a performer and
it is still unknown
how many of the mothmen
german sleeper hybrids
attended the wedding of
María del Rosario Mercedes Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza
and Xavier Cugat in 1966
packed in their special sarcophagi
and leaking something strange
by proxy
into the punch-line