vinyl record plays coarsely:
Feed animals in the zoo
‘Come outside with me’
she says it as if it were no big deal –
to go there, ‘It’s a black farce’
I answer and hide behind my
special amber cape.
then later, a movie, too
Melodrama makes for good sex
in a room filled to the brim with frightening things,
pornographic racial preferences excite her.
Extreme prejudice liquidates
Summer - please save us
before it’s too late.
the clocks had tightened by one hour and one week,
she sucked out all of the goodness from the air
bending the half light backwards with her suggestions.
Catherine wheel pyrotechnics and rocket propelled zooms riled her pets –
aggression inhabits the atmosphere they patrol .
You made me forget myself.
Low pressure barometer drops,
drizzles poor to a damp door,
this girl bestows an armband - snugly bound
and a brain w a s h r i n s e lonely.
As a cloud, then
twitching in epileptic isolation
my belly button loaded
with the redundancy:
I’d have done anything not to go outside to touch it
she knew this
and now it’s too late.
I thought I was someone else,
Lou Reed: Perfect Day, Transformer (1972)