[Realpoetik] JOHN FINDURA

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Mon Jul 9 10:13:14 PDT 2012

*from* RITUAL

1.            Echo - Re/echo
The world is white and moving

Birds play with a twig of millet
I make signals with my fingers
No one understands what I say
This is the way I want it, I get it

2.             Evaluate The Broken Things

Your hands make me dirtier
than I was at the beginning
I do not mind that at all, love
Luck provides me many things:
I have your cleansing mouth

3.             Re/Evaluation of Movement

There has been little, and only
on one side – meaning both
sides, but independent of each
other, yet obviously showing
the causal effect of your words

4.             Re/Evaluation of Motion

One of us is a defective clock
and the other is a boomerang
You think you know which
is which but I have promised
the silent cuckoo I’ll never tell

*John Findura* holds an MFA from The New School. A Pushcart Prize nominee
and a guest blogger for *The Best American Poetry*, his poetry and
criticism appear in journals such as*Verse*, *Fugue*, *Fourteen Hills*, *Copper
Nickel*, *No Tell Motel*, *H_NGM_N*, *Jacket*, and *Rain Taxi*, among
others. Born in Paterson, he lives in Northern New Jersey with his wife and

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