Eric Torgersen


Poems of Eric Torgersen

1. A Vacation 3/27/2012
2. After Gaetan Picon 3/27/2012
3. Already Dead 3/27/2012
4. An Apple from Walt Whitman 3/27/2012
5. Back 3/27/2012
6. Case Studies: I 3/27/2012
7. Chanson Américaine 3/27/2012
8. First Shot 3/27/2012
9. Holy 3/27/2012
10. I've Come to be One who Cries 3/27/2012
11. Locked 3/27/2012
12. My Blindness 3/27/2012
13. New Leaves 3/27/2012
14. NO DANCER / STILL WALKING 3/27/2012
15. Oh 3/27/2012
16. Open Stage Poetry Reading 3/27/2012
17. Re: That 3/27/2012
18. Scenario 3/27/2012
19. The Lone Ranger Rides Off 3/27/2012
20. The Man who Broke up the Dinner Party Answers 3/27/2012

Already Dead

A crackpot gringo in Guatemala told me:
when the pilots of the suicide planes began
their dives down at the ships they were already dead.
Coming from him, a smug didactic metaphor.
Remember Joplin's 'Mercedes Benz,' on Pearl?
The reason we found the final chorus so moving
is that when she shouts everybody! but no one joins in
and she goes on singing alone she's already dead.
When JFK took Marilyn Monroe in his arms,

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