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The Last Night of the Earth Poems

Published in 1992 by Black Sparrow Press

Jam - pg. 15
Two Toughs - pg. 18
My German Buddy - pg. 22
Happy Birthday - pg. 23 - manuscript - circa 1983-1990
The Telephone - pg. 24
Begging - pg. 27
The Feel Of It - pg. 31
The Greatest Actor Of Our Day - pg. 34
Days Like Razors, Nights Full Of Rats - pg. 37
In And Out Of The Dark - pg. 40
Be Kind - pg. 42
The Man With The Beautiful Eyes - pg. 44
A Strange Day - pg. 50 - circa 1987
Trollius And Trellises - pg. 54 - circa 1988
Air And Light And Time And Space - pg. 58
The Eagle Of The Heart - pg. 59
Bright Red Car - pg. 61
Moving Toward The 21St Century - pg. 64
The Lady And The Mountain Lion - pg. 66 - circa 1988
A Laugh A Minute - pg. 69 - circa 1992
Hello, Hamsun - pg. 71
Death Is Smoking My Cigars - pg. 72 - circa 1987
Hock Shops - pg. 74
Hell Is A Closed Door - pg. 77
Pulled Down Shade - pg. 79 - 1986
Before AIDS - pg. 83 - circa 1988
Hunk Of Rock - pg. 86
Poetry - pg. 94
Dinner, 1933 - pg. 95
Such Luck - pg. 99 - circa 1990
Flophouse - pg. 101
Hand-Outs - pg. 105
Waiting - pg. 107
Those Mornings - pg. 109 - circa 1990
Everything You Touch - pg. 111 - circa 1991
Car Wash - pg. 113
The Flashing Of The Odds - pg. 114
Poetry Contest - pg. 116 - circa 1990
Peace - pg. 118 - circa 1991
The Bluebird - pg. 120
Going Out - pg. 125 - circa 1990
The Replacements - pg. 126 - circa 1994
The Genius - pg. 127
A Poet In New York - pg. 130
No Sale - pg. 131
This - pg. 134 - circa 1991
Now - pg. 136 - circa 1989
In Error - pg. 137
Confession - pg. 138 - circa 1993
Mugged - pg. 140 - circa 1990
The Writer - pg. 142 - circa 1988
They Don't Eat Like Us - pg. 146
Let Me Tell You - pg. 147
Blasted Apart With The First Breath - pg. 148
Elvis Lives - pg. 151
My Buddy In Valet Parking At The Racetrack - pg. 153
See Here, You - pg. 155 - circa 1991
Spark - pg. 158
The Science Of Physiognomy - pg. 160
Victory - pg. 163
Edward Sbragia - pg. 164
Wandering In The Cage - pg. 166
The Pack - pg. 171
Question And Answer - pg. 172
Fan Letter - pg. 173
Hold On, It's A Belly Laugh - pg. 175
Finished - pg. 177 - circa 1992
Zero - pg. 179
Eyeless Through Space - pg. 181
Tag Up And Hold - pg. 183
Upon This Time - pg. 185
Downtown Billy - pg. 187
8 Count - pg. 189
Ill - pg. 190
Only One Cervantes - pg. 192
That I Have Known The Dead - pg. 195
Are You Drinking? - pg. 196
D - pg. 198 - circa 1988
In The Bottom - pg. 201
The Creative Act - pg. 204
A Suborder Of Naked Buds - pg. 205
Companion - pg. 207
You Know And I Know And Thee Know - pg. 208
Show Biz - pg. 213
Darkness And Ice - pg. 215
The Big Ride - pg. 217 - circa 1975
Small Cafe - pg. 219
Washrag - pg. 222
Sitting With The IBM - pg. 223
My Buddy, The Buddha - pg. 226 - circa 1988
The Interviewers - pg. 227
Freaky Time - pg. 229 - circa 1989
The Aliens - pg. 231 - circa 1988
Shock Treatment - pg. 233
Between Races - pg. 235
Splashing - pg. 238
Darkling - pg. 240
Celine With Cane And Basket - pg. 242
No More, No Less - pg. 243
The Lost And The Desperate - pg. 244
The Bully - pg. 247 - circa 1989
Downers - pg. 249
Get Close Enough And You Can't See - pg. 251
The Beggars - pg. 254 - circa 1989
The Old Horseplayer - pg. 256
Post Time - pg. 257
Off And On - pg. 258
Balloons - pg. 261 - circa 1989
Recognized - pg. 263
Them And Us - pg. 265
Luck Was Not A Lady - pg. 268
The Editor - pg. 271
Duck And Forget It - pg. 274 - circa 1988
Snapshots At The Track - pg. 276
X-Idol - pg. 278 - circa 1990
Heat Wave - pg. 279
We Ain't Got No Money, Honey, But We Got Rain - pg. 280
Crime And Punishment - pg. 289
The Soldier, His Wife And The Bum - pg. 293
Bonaparte's Retreat - pg. 295
Flat Tire - pg. 300 - circa 1990
Oh, I Was A Ladies Man! - pg. 302 - circa 1989
Inactive Volcano - pg. 306
Creative Writing Class - pg. 308
Cool Black Air - pg. 310
The Jackals - pg. 312 - circa 1987
Warm Light - pg. 316
Dinosauria, We - pg. 319
Cut While Shaving - pg. 322
A Good Job - pg. 323
Last Seat At The End - pg. 327 - manuscript - 1991
My Uncle Jack - pg. 330
The Area Of Pause - pg. 331
My First Computer Poem - pg. 333
Rossini, Mozart And Shostakovich - pg. 335
It's A Shame - pg. 336
What A Writer - pg. 337
Hangovers - pg. 339
They Are Everywhere - pg. 342
War - pg. 345 - circa 1991
The Idiot - pg. 346 - circa 1991
The Rejoinder - pg. 349
Hemingway Never Did This - pg. 350 - manuscript - 1991
Surprise Time Again - pg. 351
Young In New Orleans - pg. 353
The Damnation Of Buk - pg. 356
Charles The Lion-Hearted - pg. 358
Within The Dense Overcast - pg. 361
Corsage - pg. 364
Classical Music And Me - pg. 370
Transport - pg. 375
Betrayed - pg. 380 - circa 1991
Torched-Out - pg. 381
The Word - pg. 387
Shooting The Moon In The Eye - pg. 393
Nirvana - pg. 396
An Invitation - pg. 399
Batting Order - pg. 401
The Open Canvas - pg. 403
In The Shadow Of The Rose - pg. 405 - manuscript - 1991

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