Denise Duhamel Poems
|6.||Sex With A Famous Poet||12/23/2011|
|7.||Delta Flight 659||12/23/2011|
|14.||On Being Born The Same Exact Day Of The Same Exact Year As Boy George||1/13/2003|
|15.||Snow White's Acne||1/13/2003|
In the 5th century B.C.
an Indian philosopher
Gautama teaches 'All is emptiness'
and 'There is no self.'
In the 20th century A.D.
Barbie agrees, but wonders how a man
with such a belly could pose,
smiling, and without a shirt.
There is a chimp named Ai who can count to five.
There's a poet named Ai whose selected poems Vice
just won the National Book Award.
The name 'Ai' is pronounced 'I'
so that whenever I talk about the poet Ai
such as I'm teaching Ai's poems again this semester
it sounds like I'm teaching my own poems
or when I say I love Ai's work
it sounds as if I'm saying I love my own poems