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Minerva System

12.05.10: Matt Hart City reading of “Minerva System” in The New York Times [Video]



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The city setsand once again


Burning of a deafening leafening


Upon you I imagine the petroleum


Rushing up from the drain in your watchtower


The weight and waste of a gone family doghouse


A gone dialoguea going going goner


Or a black-yellow finch on a tree branch screaming


Of lately and lightly, of flight you are blacking


Or blanking or covered in shadows


What’s your name, you wonderWhat’s mine


You don’t rememberSo once againReach out 


The dust in your pajamasYou ask, O Marvel


Amend itCarry these failings of sand upon beaches


Stay within meWithin theeThe darkness protect us