From an Unspecifiable Place in America

the contemplation of things as they are--

a site, an occasion, a noeme--

the contemplation of things as they are--

voices out of throats and ears--

all too clear voices suddenly choked off--

announcing, cheering, pleading--

DEMOCRAT FOR--

PAID FOR BY--

ENDANGERED RUNAWAY--

HEALTHY--

03742U--

TO WIN AN "OWN THE MOMENT"--

LET'S GO--

BACCO--

GLES--

words and less than words--

words in color and less than color--

words as if posted by dos passos himself--

the contemplation of things as they are--

out of one eye squinting--

evans peering--

DAMAGED, STUDIO in bold letters--

THE GREAT ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC--

SILAS GREEN SHOW--

GENERAL OUTDOOR ADV CO--

and out of the other eye squinting--

rauschenberg hammering--

HAMMERING, FLINGING, slathering, scratching--

rauschenberg claiming and disclaiming, venturing and contraventuring-- 

and out of both eyes open, and all ears--

and well beyond a degenerate (like me) who confronted with life sees art--

the contemplation of things as they are--

reminds francis bacon--

without substitution or imposture--

without error or confusion--

is in itself a nobler thing--

than a whole harvest of invention--

from an unspecifiable place in america--

recently--