Eight Micro-poems by Paulie Lipman

#1

I have thrown so many
thoughtless fists to the dim lit air
blackened both of god’s eyes
fighting to pull profound
out of 2:30’s greedy a.m. teeth

#2

Unaware Abandon is
the realm of 5 years old
Nihilism is 13
Arrogance 21
Havoc is so 25
Rebirth 33
I’m 40 now
I wreak Love,
motherfucker

#3

Hallelujah
is exhausted
hearing its name
called so casually
Waiting
for its syllables to
be given proper revenance
Its Joy
should never be
casual

#4

The Big Bang
was the first rebellion
as it broke the only rule that existed:
Nothingness

Death,
is our defiance
of everything since

#5

War
breeds a strange ingenuity
and a savage intellect
Genius
comes easy when
there’s no one left
Peace
is ten geniuses standing
in ash

#6

Revision always
follows Innovation
Every rickety shit tinkerer
all too ready to
throw defintion
around the infinite

#7

Jean Michel Basquiat
blender of all before him
flipped graffiti
to the Whitney
Don’t watch the throne
but the crown and all
its glorious sound
Boom!

#8

Audre Lorde
kicked through
Other’s barred teeth
refused to be
swallowed into
triple invisibility
shapeshifted English
into Queer language, invincible
to revision