Charles Bernstein Poems

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1.
Gertrude and Ludwig's Bogus Adventure

for Gabriele Mintz

As Billy goes higher all the balloons
Get marooned on the other side of the
Lunar landscape. The module's broke—
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2.
Why I Am Not a Buddhist

Reality cons me as it spur(n)s me.
This is the road to eternal
Consanguinity, eloping with
Hope and leaving me to pick
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3.
High Tide at Race Point

A commercial with no pitch.
A beach without sand.
A lover without a love.
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4.
Thank You for Saying Thank You

This is a totally
accessible poem.
There is nothing
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5.
Dear Mr. Fanelli,

I saw your picture
in the 79th street
station. You said
you'd be interested
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6.
In a Restless World Like This Is

Not long ago, or maybe I dreamt it
Or made it up, or have suddenly lost
Track of its train in the hocus pocus
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7.
Pompeii

The rich men, they know about suffering
That comes from natural things, the fate that
Rich men say they can't control, the swell of
The tides, the erosion of polar caps
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8.
Questionnaire

Directions: For each pair of sentences, circle the letter, a or b, that best
expresses your viewpoint. Make a selection from each pair. Do not omit
any items.
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9.
Sad Boy's Sad Boy

I ruin my hats and all the mat slides glad
I hop my girls and all is skip again
I jump I run you up inside my truck
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10.
Self-Help

Home team suffers string of losses.—Time to change loyalties.

Quadruple bypass.—Hold the bacon on that next cheeseburger.
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