dr_con Posted November 20, 2019 Share Posted November 20, 2019 Selfportrait as Murder Mystery A Multimedia Poem in 3 Acts Act 1 (Inciting Incident) “Why the introduction of the raven / where there had been crows?” - Media: Found Poetry A. Baez / Doc Concrescence Authors Where did he go? Inspector Raven asked as he shooed away the murder of crows leaving an absence where a Crime should be The truth is he said people always expect it to go god god god god what have I done all nice and 4/4 isn’t it? more likely ¾ like red red red stab red red red hit red red red push red red red poison red red red whack That’s more the way of it truth is you walk up to the scene and it’s a right mess blood everywhere or eerily absent and you wake up one day and the You that loved rhythm and form has scampered left without a forwarding address or a by-your-leave sometimes driven by passion a breakup or a birth or even a death you think the Other killed part of you never to return but they just took their part the silly third the created character when you and me always creates 3 little like a Reader and a Writer create the Book he said as he scratched his feathered brow beneath the moss-colored hat Without either it doesn’t exist don’t it? except as a doorstop or an agg -- regation of atoms maybe photons or whatever the kids create and cleave these days but more often and if I’m wrong I swear I’ll go self-carrion and eat my own flesh slowly over Time until naught is left but dust and rags like the Old Scarecrow over there right by the unexpected line break He goes on on on and on getting the gist after all he did but digress his charnel-house-chatter dismissed nothing at all a stream - of - consciousness signifying what? a monologue predictable and dull like awakening and still being alive I should take over: the question that needs answering I said is How did he do it? a disappearance of absence of kidnap of murder of misidentification of a fundamental lack of not poetry but a description of outrage of crime of - - of narrative structure a motif a thematic plot Self as beginning-middle-end We have a Witness he said who says they saw it as more a topology whose texture is driven by trope Nah that’s not it That’s why you’ll never be more than a Sergeant Inspector Raven said You don’t even know what you’re looking for using big words like that means something when really you’re Lost lost lost lost (loop) /lôst,läst//lôst,läst//lôst,läst//lôst,läst/ Act 2 (Identity & Essence) “I think you'd be able to get away with it better if there were more clarity ensuing. But why the phonetical constructions, anyway?” - Media: Discourse/Critique A . Baez. Dr. Con authors back again back back to the swoosh of the real never to be represented adequately except as Art by its very nature creates IT (the representation of the window opening past midnight in the over/over/cast dark redolent of The Mystery CRICK CREEK CRAW will never fully capture the see-saw trill Mrs.Crow’s Heart made when occupied in her aptly cast role as Enforcer & Spy saw the goat legged Abyss stare back at her from the mist draped hedgerow What was she doing You might rightly ask middle of the night What time do you call This? O’clock hoping to capture a tryst a sordid affair a witness of a presenting of evidence a Uh knew he was up to na’good a story a piece of gossip she could barter for a satisfying once and for always Explanation! and although the house formerly a museum had stood empty for many many many many years (Too many! unless you meant ⅘) she looked to a Me who was too long long gone to provide it) I once was a victim I sd didn’t know I spoke and thought recklessly ‘til it was pointed out You have an unusual way of saying things like you’re smarter than us she sd /Reference The Black Mountain School for contraction of said although I’m doing It all wrong and NO I’m not going to call on LANGUAGE poets to defend myself/ Your Honor I sd I didn’t understand the context It wasn’t my intention to hurt anyone’s feelings it's just the way I translate Silence SILENCE he sd What does that have to do with the case in question? Or the preposition of You and Me? Not I? I sd. at depth and at length To summarize the prosecution's case in one sentence: Is the subject subject to the objectification of its nature as object? I mean you might as well ask Transubstantiation anyone? Act 3 (Climax/Lives transformed) “The very specific, personal mental associations that you have, and that you undoubtedly take for granted, may not feel at all natural to a reader, who may well come to the page with a very different range of life experiences. ” Media: Photograph -- Paint -- Print -- Fair Use -- Perspective -- Reflection -- Selfie Juris Ahn artist To summarize the Defense: On day 2 of the sesshin Roshi told us If you find yourself with legs cramping tempted to break silence frustrated remember you’re doing this to yourself You chose to be here. OR As Robert Creeley said to the class (Name drop much? Have no idea why I put up with this pretentious REDACTED all the way to the end) about a piece I’d written “Is it Poetry?” Remembering this now from the dead eyes gazing at me from the bottom/left of the frame the only reasonable answer NO it was Murder! Quote thegateless.org Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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