Thursday, June 5, 2014

VOLATILITY INDEX

By Jove! by June 
fifth
you can almost 

hear—from out 
here 
on the broad midday streets

each sweaty tick!
of every
single yellowing mechanical

wallmounted clock—that still 
haunts all
of America's flecked and dark

linoleum classrooms—
mocking clenched columns
of steam-hissing fists 

and eyeballs
with each subsequent
loud and dark

clack!—pounding louder
and with hotter
and more illimitable force—against

the eroding brick-
wall
semantic distinction—

formally delineating 
schoolkids
from that—oh so much 

rarer—and yet 
much 
more simply defined

regular kind!

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