the regulation loophole

 

figure me this you thinking saplings you whose nests are nowhere to be found

who have no holes to your name

 

the sun days it shrinkless from the foreground to the undercoat

of weavers’ work in plaster of Paris

we have this condition this frequency this set of wavelengths

this narrow band to deal with

through the showroom windows preternaturally clear

 

spectroscopic

analysis of daylight

by

 

the list of names goes through

all the letters of the alphabet

in calculable permutations

 

like monkeys eating soup

wise eating keys copying

events fulfilled

cigar smoking monkeys in fez and jacket with feet resting on the ottoman

in the Empire style room

lots of hyphenation omitted