‘stare’ by andrew duncan worthington // keep this bag away from children press, 2012(?)
seems like there is a problem in ‘my head’ regarding these short workks never know how to ‘judge’ them in comparison to the longer works seems like andrew duncan worthington is a good writer perhaps ‘not alt lit’ but no one knowws what that means idk seems like he writes ‘too long’ in comparison to other alt lit poets or in comparison ‘to me’ bc let’s just ‘keep it real’ ‘for a sec’
you are the most selfish person you know i am the most selfish person i know
this seems like a stupid comparison style style style style but but i loved all of the longer poems i didn’t like all of the shorter poems pls find ‘stare’ for ‘staring at photographs of the human brain’ like
The glass of water I drank this morning is
The book I was just reading:
the words are already fading
into vague vibrations
vaguely pounding against the walls
that contain it
and this from ‘times i thought that something else was going on’
If I go outside and walk
down to the river, I am overcome with a sublime
sensation from the sight of polluted water and a bridge named for a slave owner.
For the old poets, the sublime solution was to climb mountains.
For me, it just takes unplugging
from immaterial. The tiny cubicle with a top,
formerly known as a box. I should leave
if I want to write this poem.
mebbe i like mebbe i like andrew duncan worthington b/c of the lack of ‘self’ his meditations meet nature & other things & he finds ‘himself’ within those places & describes those places better than many of the other poets on this blog he doesn’t complain
// he explains at least in ‘stare’
// didn’t like ‘smiley face anonymous’ b/c i missed the ‘narrative’ of the other poems and the breaks (mostly on cue) in those other poems didn’t like ‘unpublishable’ series as much re: above // seems like i recently heard andrew duncan worthington got a ‘book contract’ or something could be making all of this up, so much information, i forget quite often i forget quite often, did i say i forget?
// will read that andrew duncan worthington book when it ‘comes out’