THANK YOU BLACK SPARROW

Hi Bea,

I have wonderful news and a gift for you.
I found that poem Greg crumpled up into a ball
and I saved. Its a gem. Please post it with my
compliments. Since he gave it to me, well.. he
crumpled it up and threw it on the floor and
I asked him if I could have it and he said yes,
I guess I can post it too. I am trying to
represent it exactly as he typed it.

–Chris Arcus
late December 2009
(editorial note: “Black Sparrow” refers to the Black Sparrow Press)

THANK YOU BLACK SPARROW

by Greg Hall, copyright 2010

)”We are  unable to publish this manuscript
for reasons that are beyond
the scope of this letter.”(

Some turn to drink
For they value clarity
Some never drink
For they value disorientation
It’s the Lulu Nation
Jonesing for a vibration
Not to be found
on a map
“CHOATA”
“AH HA HA HAAAAH””
You got nothing
&more of te same on tap
As Sartre said
“Poets decide to lose
In order
To win_”
Kabir says “do
The simple purification-
If the beautiful
Woman says CUT YOUR HEAD OFF
You’ll be searching ON LINE
FOr a good deal
On a circular SAW”
My take IS THIS-
“If somebody tells me
To kiss their ASS
I say “do you
Really mean IT?”
My reasons
For telling you
Anything
More
Are
Beyond
The
Scope
Of
This
Poem…
—————–
Note: Greg Hall poem, circa 2007?



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