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Nothing

FINAL ENTREES of POETRY
FROM THE BUFFET OF SICKNESS
SERIES # 1
………………………….

                                                             * for Sharon Stone
We Believe
In The Saving Power of Jesus/..
We Believe       Nothing/..
We Believe Love
can Save Us from Ourselves/..
We Believe      Nothing/…
We Believe It’s Time/We Believe in Time/We Believe It’s Time We
Took Better/We Believe This Time, We can Take Better/ We Believe
in Taking, and Loss Through it/…
We Believe     Nothing/….
We Believe
We are Flesh and Bone
Honest to Goodness
Hard Working Americans,
Who Deserve a Chance At Prosperity
All-Expense-Paid/We Believe We can Have All of This for Nothing/
We Believe We can Steal This/We Believe We should take All This On
for Nothing/
We Believe We Should be Longsuffering, Accepting
All Pain for Nothing/
We Believe
We are
in Hell…./
and that Our Punishment, Suffering and Sacrifices are not Nothing

                                                          (……………….but Somehow
                                                                         this
                                                                         leaves Us
                                                           feeling
                                                                                 Unsatisfied………………………….)
We Believe     We Are Abused
Here In Self-Created Purgatories       of Personal Torment/
And Worn
And Sick
And Tired
We Believe We
will Sleep Better

Tonight, /….

We Believe Nothing./…

Goodnight.

30, July1997/
Washington Heights, NYC…………

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