Poetry / December 2015 (Issue 30)


Find the Title

by Jason S Polley

about beginning
the
words to page
brain hand word
page
pen
hand

pagepenhandarmneckbrain

automatic hand
reverse ontology
ygolotno ton
backwards
words back page from
Seems
Nay
not know I

connections
these
the sudden
thee
the
what’s the word?
the the

wait
I
a weight dangle
it’s a form of connecting
that coveted word
more craved actually
craved coveting
no
a moment
us

why does insouciance suddenly bother?
occupy I?
but it’s not
not insouciant about that am I

just wait
a weight on that
not insouciance
but that
that itself

that is that that
that word
word here being the second that

it’s not yet taking form
this this
but it has
it is
or
what you
you could title that that
that that that that that
that fourth that that lingers above is I

or is it me?

cannot get the proper bead
better
read
on that
me or I
nor

corrected was I
for falsely correcting a six-year young once
the corrector of the incorrect corrector
of I
me
took a certain satisfaction in that that

that that being that correction of an incorrect correction
the corrector being the father of the incorrectly corrected
the six-year young un
by me
I

that fifth that
above above
that that sequence above further
further above
I mean
above that fourth above
backforth

I’ve stolen
appropriated rather
it’s not theft if openly confessed
sans preemption
or with actually
Preemption that is
with
right
redundant though

or is a correction prediscovery
even if that discovery lies undiscovered
lies as in remains

but even that can mislead
remains

before the glaring fact I mean
as it were
of the day

as it were
total affectation
Affectation affection infection
or total affectation it is to admit of affectation
as though rhetorical remove offers innocence
insouciance all

innocence as insouciance
but innocence too un-insouciance is
since souciance red underlines
no
scores under

assuming this putative discovery was
is
preconfession
and the word is confession if it is
it it, that it, being an actual confession
guilt
or shame
a polar physic meta
bi
guru

being being
why this being
more affectation is
it

I’m getting lost

as I look
seek that word
that that that that that I
I
not me here
quested above
whom
That that that that that whom I

Wittgenstein losing

but the theft
if theft it is
of that that question is from David Foster Wallace

actually Dave Wallace
was you could counter
is I’d counter counter
am counter countering
would iterate
which too is reiterate

given that he
Dave Wallace
still speaks
still present
not was
is

more words than Joyce
James Joyce
offered he
Wallace, Dave,
I mean
did
does

fortune me
I

still connecting in search of that
collating coat tails
cattails
that
that
word for connecting
rush the bull
bullrush
es

those thats
plural thats red underlined
twice now

and blue lines too

Add to dictionary
Add to dictionary

but then this reflective remove
has less remove
lest I
assuming said remove is real remove

I
me
say said
when I
me
mean
not me means
mean it should be underlined
me means, I, me, means
should be underlined
scored
but in red
though it's not
that that is not

in red I mean
green’s less serious

green goes
red refrains
verb

stopping as more
a suffering
a better word than monastic or ascetic or frugal or simply

Simp Lee
master of one hand

that other word
Not that that word

clapping

austere

and it’s not
that it that I’ve not yet got to
that I’m going to
towards
further

stream of consciousness
speaking of Joyce
and Wallace as well
well as
Dave
for that matter

for that matter
another affectation

even more so given it’s potentially an affected affectation
I know
no Me

given too pretentious is
but pretentious
knowing
exposing it is exploiting it
pretense
I mean

but pretense more so
Morose

moreso as well while we're
we
at it

or the fact that one gestures
nuances
so

gesture and nuance as swords
come on!
not a come on

advance advance

so not stream of consciousness
though it is

it is is it

these connections

but it’s something graver
more grave
graves
Robert

or gravitas is the word
or is till
until
wordfind I

and then
then suddenly realize the opposite of what word is
that that word is too too new age
ee
too too vogue
en vague
versus/verses vague
a wave to a single eye in the confused crowd

at which point
at witch point
that witchpoint

you’ll have to trust
trust

you
assuming assuming still assuming is
green line go
red line no
editing did not ensue
ensuing ensuring nonrhetorical remove realness
that
that

not that first type of that
that that ostensibly left unstolen from Wallace
Dave
by I
mean
ing
me

it’s more like a stutter
like like like
those that
just above
series of likes
endless similes
funhouse mirrored
derrorim esuohnuF
But that's not mirrored

overused is that funhouse mirror metaphor
before Barth
John
no ee ess on the Barth

imagine Jean Barthes
But it’s Roland
the and not an and but an en
though still an and
but an encore en

again?

enroll syllabically switched
Roll en
Rhymeless

better Roland Barth and Jean Barthes
opposite order
given precedence
as in chronology
to not be
ana
Chronos

like
Shakespeare’s Cressida
not a Toyota
but a Criseyda
Troyless Troilus
inconstant Criseyde
bedrooms before and behind
a crusade

what’s the word
above I mean
as in me

article
is that an article
as in the word that
an article
in terms of its part of speech

Google it
Google it

Google
a not pretentious verb

the pretense lying
being
being in its low ranking
in terms of chronology
a chronology that eschews anachronism
when google

you
meaning I
at least
me
google
as verb
the noun google

the googly eyed googling googler googled google
A gaggle of googles
low ranking
chrononology-wise
red nots
stops
everywhere
underlined

better underscore
to underscore
one underscores

a sportsman of low repute
sportsperson
green line
as in underscore
but only if undercapitalized

oh!

no degrees
uncapitalized
red line
left uncapitalized
again

it’s
the above
not that that
or that
that
like like like et seq
ha ha!

really?

enough
spit it out
just say it
a la
a la

a la James to James
William to Henry
I mean
me

first order honesty
retronym

the first order of that mise
en
not and
en
like entree

a beam!

a one with one hundred
followed by one hundred

not the brothers
not one with a hundred brothers

that’s 101
a palindrome
not a google

like Malayalam
malayalaM

a palindrome a google is not
not is google a palindrome a

but the word
that that word
like inspiration

fortunate
it summons and offers and connects and gifts
and

shit!

is it new agey?

happen

it has yet come
has yet to come
as in arrive
materialize
crys

in the library
Donald Antrim
where the one hundred brothers gathered
as it were

were it as
was
the family colloquium

redundant
family is
context
testcon

in the above
but
but

the word
the word

not in the tables of my brain
carved

thrice
thrice
in a trice
trice trice

that that word is

you
I
me

get it
or can
in libraries

sudden
stance
happens

word fortune
forthward

meaning the inspirational gravitas
that
that
that that that
that word
offers allows
so not some meaning through search engines
but some feeling through
through
what

tomes and tomes that touchteachtorch
illuminate
poles and walls

Race Ho
the fastest

touchstone toe touch

and not
like like like
Stendhal
which
as it so happens

is red and black
not green

or scarlet and black
some
or one
say
says
said

no said
let’s say
says let’s he
me
I

not Stendhal syndrome
not too too much inspiration
reason out reasoned by imagination
judgment

judgment of Kant’s cant

but links beyond the stream
the consciousness streaming
connections
ideas

corrections

what is that word
that that word
not that
that

not like
like like ad
ad
ad
insert Latin word here
or there
just above

what is that that word?

not the Latin just just above
I
me
would pick one of two
link the one to Sartre
Canard cafard
the other to Wallace
Dave
he
the latter
and later

redundant here actually that qualifier is
as are here and actually
above above
just just
Pity

has that book on infinity
after all
Everything and More
more and thing every
thingmore ever and y
Dip

after all

What is that word?
a question

Seren
not a simple
 
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