ISSUE 19
February 2002

James Fox

 

James Fox lives in New York City and Santa Cruz, CA. He has published audio CDs of his longer poems "Scenes From My Father's Dictionary" (1998) and "The Painter" (2001)
Instructions   


1.

Rotate and intertwine love and the clip positioned at C
Insert organic lust with pictured applicator.
Make sure unit is not plugged in.
Then pour light from eyes into heart positioned at A
Now connect to source of energy and turn motive dial
Until it reads "Where have you been all my life?"

2.

Holding "Backtrack Unit" between teeth insert tongue
Through aperture labeled M, keep eyes in open mode
With heart in Manual remove guilt with pictured applicator
By squeezing April until blossom lights go white
Now connect to source of energy and turn motive dial
Until it reads "Imagine your deathless nature"

3.

Remove haiku from protective plastic wrapping
Place upright in three quarts saltwater
Perform sun salutation in the manner of Jerry Lewis, ten times
Then remove haiku from water and recite internally
     'Til the fires of night
          Break the sea into diamonds,
     Leave mountains alone.

 

 

James Fox: Poetry
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