Poetry

Cull Ex Libris

They are culling entire libraries. The landfill is encyclopedic, A humus thick with sentences, A decaying marl of chapter and verse. They are purging large imaginations, A universe of arcane equations, Giant stands of hard philosophy, Piling up in the moon-dazzled fens, Turning tomes of theology to sudd, Small quatrains floating like debris, Poetry drowning in the viscous mud, Dewey’s decimals deconstructed. They are tearing pages from spines, Dust-jackets wind-gusted like leaves, A detritus of indexes in the gullies. The night sky is as black as ink, Chronicles of days numbered like pages, Acknowledgements bleaching in the sun, Confirming the…

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