24th Chorus

All great statements ever made
        abide in death
All the magnificent & witty
        rewards of French Lettrism
Abide in death

All the Roman Sculptor
        of Heroes, all Picassos
        and Micassos and
and Kerouaco’s –

even Asvaghosha’s Glorious Statement
and Asanga’s and Holy Sayadaw
and all the good and kind saints
and the divine unabstractable ones
the holy and perfect ones
All Buddhas and Dharmas
All Jesuses and Jerusalems
And Jordans and How are You’s
-Nil, none, a dream.

A bubble pop, a foam snit
        in the immensities of the sea
        at midnight in the dark