Charles Wax

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A Wholly Unprecendented Wound
I said to Barry Waldbaum in the Teacher’s Center,
“One of my students asked me, ‘What’s a hermaphrodite? ’”
“That some kinda mollusk, Bernstein? ” he said,
“cause I think I seen that creature on NATURE.”
Don'T Get Many Fan Letters
well, most people don’t read my stuff
cause not published
except in little magazines
with an average circulation
First Sermon Of Autumn
Every so often
I felt the need
to spice up my class
with a sermon
A Sad History Of Misfortune
I strode to the Pier in Coney Island
on Christmas day. Eleven degrees
and with a gale off the vast Atlantic
the temperature zipped
Being At One Time Defeated
I descended into the pit with Caligula
while my hero the Dalai Lama
serenely watched men
sawn in half


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