All bright thought lay in future thought.
The coin was in the puddin hid.
from the machine will not do,
said the dramaturg-turned-nutritionist.
the upper echelons could afford to be
nonchalant about it. They were, as in, oh.
was the first time a lost Jocelyn
& a found Jocelyn had turned out
be not one & the same.
The trial continued.
Miss Reading, aren't you?
& you still refuse to name
the cake in question?
in the hearing, I considered
but now that you put it
INCLUDING THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD
hologram hostas swung softly
in their macrame swing. If only
would stop hitting her head
on the ceiling, but a body
It was like croquet, really,
the way some ideas went through:
instead of lust-
isoceles, Mama flashing a mirror
find our way home.
Another shift of the kaleidscope
a little girl is hunting
marbles beneath the trees &
Mao, so lean and mistrustful
is studying the plans for his heli-car.
is, of course, where to land.
Harvey's first book, Pity
the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form, was published
by Alice James Books. She is poetry editor for American Letters & Commentary
and lives in Brooklyn.