Two Poems by Ronald Edward Kittell

BOMB 11 Winter 1985
011 Winter 1985

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Sherrie Levine, After Walker Evans, 1981, black and white photograph, 8 × 10 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

The Candy Bar Blooz

they
seezed
hour musheen
frum the
shop

cuz we
wood rok
the candy
loose

get it
free

now we
all got the
candy bar
blooz

Big Bo & Curly
even got in
a fite

never noo
shugar was
such a
powerful
force

cood moov
mowntins
like that

 

Sum

people drive like
             froot nats
      all over
             the rode
scatturd like
       alfabet
                 soop

little vw
xke & zees
       try but fale to out distance
the big trux

the belly dumps
       loggers & cranes
the flatbedz
       stacked with
       sod
all held at bay
       by the rig
its snout
       arking over
             the hood
sucking silt
       like
              ants

Originally published in

BOMB 11, Winter 1985

Ralph Humphrey, John Jesurun, art by David Salle, Eric Fischl, writing by Luc Sante, Kimiko Hahn, Tim Dlugos, and more.

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