Four Visual Poems, May 2016
by Joel Chace
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Open Letter to anyone who says suicide is a coward's way out
James "Traverse" Blanchard filmed by Amir Safi
"The Trick Wants to Go to Plato's" and "Bhakti (From Lord Siva to Mahadevi-Akka)"
My trick wants to go to Plato's.
We go to the old Ansonia Baths
where a thousand gay men fucked
a thousand times a night for years.
Now it is Plato's Retreat; no single men are allowed without a date.
"The Manifestation of Mel Gibson" and "This Is The Place"
“Jewboy, hey you there”
I pause and quietly say, “excuse me?”
“You don’t fool me jewboy” says Mel Gibson
Then slightly softer and glancing in the mirror as if impatient, “you want a ride?”