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casemate poems (part two), 13

Joe Blades
From:   casemate poems. Waterloo: Widows & Orphans, 2004


casemate poems (part two), 13

lived in that city   intern at the new
museum of contemporary art   lived

in tribeca—the triangle below
canal street between broadway and

avenue of the americas—in nscadís
walker street loft exterminator

chili on the corner   storefront
production of anton checkovís the cherry

orchard
a few doors down   twila tharpís
current or former dance studio upstairs

on a table beside the gas heater
manual typewriter where rudy wurlitzer

wrote candy mountain film script i type
write poems with a view of walker street

and twin towers framed by buildings
across the street   four minutes walk

south   thatís how close   didnít go
to the top went up empire state building

to meet waltraud wild from mŁnchen and
her cousin from stuttgart inside its razor wire


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