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The Hawk Corner Room approx. 1:40pm

EYE have held

The Most Precious

of Life’s Juice

in M(EYE) Left Palm

& IT was The Colour

of Today’s First Snow

in Antioch Illinois

FURY

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EYE Came Out

That Square Cooper Union Elevator

Inside Black Stockings/Black Mini Skirt

Lit Cigarette In M(EYE) Right Hand —

EYE Stuck M(EYE) Left Foot

Deep Inside Those Satin Lips

Fuchsia — Fuck-sia

The Length Of M(EYE) Perfect Body —

AND CLIMBED IN

EYE took the big long fat black zipper

between The Puffy Pink

& “ZIP” —

EYE WAS SILENT

THE HOUSES

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The Houses I Have Lived In & Cared For

In Shelburne County, Nova Scotia:

  1.  The Jordan Bay House
  2.  The McNutt Island House
  3.  The Atlantic House
  4.  The Thoreau House
  5.  The Shakespeare House
  6.   Dr Blair’s Residence/Office
  7.   The Haeghaert Residence
  8.    The Hawk House

THE UNRELENTING STRUGGLE

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A Single Cloth

upon a laundry string —

what could It signify?

A Lover Departed

Or One Discovered —

It doesn’t matter to Me:

IT’S NOT M(EYE) LINE

TIDINESS

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EYE salute The New Corners

of M(EYE) House —

From Eliza’s Bed I face The West

Head On

and span My Naked Wrists across

The Globe

with no lint, loose strings or cat hair

galaxies

allowed

THE HAWK CORNER ROOM: OPENED WINDOW

The Hawk Corner Room 10:22am

M(EYE) Torture, My Life

EYE have sealed off Your Undried Blackness

I have rolled You up

for The World To See

TODAY

PAINTINGS BY ASLAM ABOUJAMRA

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My Prison, My Sanctuary —

what I used to name Dr Blair’s

Big White Castle

where He worked hard and lived hard

for over thirty years —

is delightfully exposed

now, at The Foot of Dr Blair’s Big Brown Bed

here on The Hawk —

The Bed I have finally decked out

with new sheets and new comforter

in blues to go with His Eyes —

The Big Brown Bed in a pea-green room I left

in My Flurried Escape

returned to last night, but just

to sleep —

this morning I took down

The Lee Savage Drawings

facing Us:

A Woman (Lee’s Wife) with just lips

and Its Mate — Lee and Karen’s Open Porch

(on “My Side” of The Bed)

— Now, This Morning, I put up

The Frameless Oils

painted by The Syrian Brother

of One of The Doctors sponsored

by Dr Blair in 1999 —

The Year of Our Fateful Affair

— They’re A Pair of gaily painted

Houses —

The One on the left

is a small white house Dr Jamal Aboujamra

rented from Dr Blair —

and The One on the right

at My Night Time Feet

expressionistic-ally depicts the largest residential building

in Barrington Passage

no longer owned by My Captor

swirling in brush strokes

of pink, peach and green —

The Giant Cedar

obscures high windows

of The Victorian Rooms

I floundered in

on couches and beds

while Dr Blair worked

in His Attached Office

I lay there and dreamed

on anti-depressants and Olanzapine

and wrote what would turn into

a book of poems

titled “No Bones About It

stored somewhere in the basement

of Our House here on The Hawk

where I have finally found My Self

My Art, and Jesus to boot

in Jethro Tull’s Aqualung

played on The Canadian French Radio

while working on My Secret Painting

here in My Own Little Corner Room

where I am finally free

X – ill – Her – a – tion

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I woke because I got up

I got up because I woke

visually stimulated

I made My Bed

and went to work

with One Green Drip

on M(EYE) final? canvas

up here in My Corner Room

classical music is playing

& it’s almost time

to take coffee to My New X —

Yes, We still do that

M(EYE) NEW HOUSE

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EYE Live

on a widow’s walk

with One Magnificent View —

too bad the only people

EYE have to share It with

are The Birds.

 

Not even The Cats are allowed.

FOR M(EYE) 2nd X HUSBAND

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EYE have seized The Sky

up here in My Corner Room

where I can paint all day

if I want to, or go to the beach.

I’m cooking for One

and enjoying every minute of it

with My New French Canadian Radio to keep Me company.

Tonight I sorted through My Clothes

and am choosing to wear Those

of no particular significance,

and if You too, My Lovely Daughter

happen to read This

or have It read to You,

please know that I love You always

and will never violate

Your Adjacent Room