Apr 22, 2011


The register:
who calls?
Who responds?
of the telegraph—
sparks down a line,
a poltergeist
is not a ghost,
can touch you;
oh haunts of the past,
visceral & glowing,
it was the machine
all along.

A foghorn, up & down
the scale. We blame
the messenger
when we blame
the banshee;
a thousand revenant
canaries will go easy
on us just because
we’ve got so much
in common.

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