5   Homage to Falstaff

             Summer so histrionic, marvelous dirty days

In the cold steel sheepdog winter of lust
a strange tact island of ability
to penetrate to the marrow maybe
tomorrow's rainbow aorta     blood the sharp-
eyed carpenter     lifting out of his mind's
orbit a couple     a coupla     a cupola

Ireland of squander roar
by jovial collider collage
kaleidoscope college!
& to lie be down near the Cranston line
with pennywhistle & brawny whore-
heart     the sun, he says, and then he says     all mine!

Henry Gould | Island Road 6
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