Sunday, December 21, 2008

Inaugural Poetry

In the preceding post I wondered what Obama's inaugural poet was saying about her contribution to the festivities. Since then, I ran across an example of her "poetry" and I think I now know just how much she can offer.

This is a segment from an Alexander poem titled “Neonatology.”


“funky, is

“leaky, is

“a soggy, bloody crotch, is

“sharp jets of breast milk shot straight across the room,

“is gaudy, mustard-colored poop, is

“postpartum tears that soak the baby’s lovely head.

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