Sam Riviere Poems

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1.
Cuts

I can see that things have gotten pretty bad
our way of life threatened by financiers
assortments of phoneys and opportunists
and very soon the things we cherish most
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2.
Adversity In The Arts

personally i can't remember hearing of a time there was so much
well-written work being produced all of it extremely well-written
S's first novel is excellent H's new collection is also excellent
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3.
Actual Evil

naked french girls smoking weed
naked ecuadorian girls drinking cherryade
naked dutch girls watching a philip seymour hoffman dvd
no naked french girls smoking weed
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4.
Fall In Love All Over Again

much against everyone's advice
I have decided to live the life
I want to read about and write it
not by visiting the graves of authors
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5.
Dream Poem

I know what you're thinking
it's dull unless they're sex dreams
dreams about violent murders
mine are pretty banal
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6.
The Sweet New Style

she looks out of her
photos let's call her emma
with a mute appeal that might
mean something like 'whenever
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7.
Year of the Rabbit

there is no purer form of advertising
than writing a poem
that's what the monk told me
if I were a conceptual artist
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8.
The Council of Girls

Today I stand before you
uncertain of my guilt
of what I am accused
or should say sorry for
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9.
Personal Statement

hi i should like to have the answers
to shall we say certain questions
and to wake up certain of directions
and a levelness of breathing and
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10.
My Face Saw Her Magazine

across the moonscapes of skateparks you are 13 yrs old
& no longer allowed to play with boys / on platform 6
wearing your amazing cape you are not in fact you
but someone else / while I'm a guy who mishears lyrics
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