Jack Spicer

(30 January 1925 - 17 August 1965 / Los Angeles, California)

For Mac


A dead starfish on a beach
He has five branches
Representing the five senses
Representing the jokes we did not tell each other
Call the earth flat
Call other people human
But let this creature lie
Flat upon our senses
Like a love
Prefigured in the sea
That died.
And went to water
All the oceans
Of emotion. All the oceans of emotion
are full of such ffish
Why
Is this dead one of such importance?

Submitted: Sunday, August 03, 2003

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