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Aaron C. Thomas

Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida
"When I have taken all the Phynance, I will kill everyone in the world and go away."
-Ubu

"So excuse me: a temper tantrum or two, a bitchy remark (or six)? Entirely understandable. Bette Davis may have raised her voice on occasion, but difficult? What she was up against was difficult.
And despite that, for six decades, she played tough, sexy broads in a way that suggested that a tough, sexy broad was what any sensible woman would want to be."
--Bob Mondello

"Last night I dreamed of X again.
She's like a stain on my subconscious sheets.
Years ago she penetrated me
but though I scrubbed and scrubbed and scrubbed,
I never got her out,
but now I'm glad.
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What I thought was an end turned out to be a middle.
What I thought was a brick wall turned out to be a tunnel.
What I thought was an injustice
turned out to be a color of the sky.
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Outside the youth center, between the liquor store
and the police station,
a little dogwood tree is losing its mind;
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overflowing with blossomfoam,
like a sudsy mug of beer;
like a bride ripping off her clothes,
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dropping snow white petals to the ground in clouds,
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so Nature's wastefulness seems quietly obscene.
It's been doing that all week:
making beauty,
and throwing it away,
and making more."
--Tony Hoagland, A Color of the Sky

if Dada dies here, it will some day appear on another planet with rattles and kettledrums, pot covers and simultaneous poems, and remind the old God that there are still people who are very well aware of the complete idiocy of the world.
--Richard Hülsenbeck, 1920