Vincent St. Thomasino
or mortal hear, a little chin. a little foot.
trouts. and hooks.
are tumble. and pie. and loss
and loving at all times
are to loss. and loving at all times.
at hand. a hand, or, in prosperity. in melon
it is a man. it is a woman.
this is the scene in your favorite movie.
this is the journey taken on foot.
this is the orphan whose memories we cannot place.
this is a plate of yesterday’s bread and milk.
or mortal see,
in time and in state of mind,
a curve or fold or surfaces.
lines. are tortile and pie. and given
to loving at all times.
this little chin is an angle for compliments.
this little foot is over the falls.
this last curve will take your breath away.
this is a raisin and this is a melon seed.
this little hand is something to date things by.
and given, to loss, and to loving at all times.
closer, at hand
seeming, as it does, in doing so, to
are capable, and possessing
stringing fables, and pickets
diversion, and demonstration
a tailor, or teacher
often, taking person
various purposes and means
and men and beginnings
A pose, or situation
in view, both of houses, and cars
cities, and scaffolding
the welcome, and valediction
and earn us, at last
of motive, or character, are certain
ordinary and visible attractions
are certain visible attractions
being named, and neighboring
himself, and someone else
can smile, easily and well
and curious, and silent
is fate a being fate. is even,
in rank of precedence. a man
in knowing, and doubting everything.
in knowing nothing. the certainty.
this is arrival, says
this is unity and this is distance.
this is the form of instinct
this is the form experience takes
this is course and this is accordance,
this is space and this is sense. and cruxes
and how the sun remains on course
and how the stars remain on course
Copyright © Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino 2008
Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino was born in Greenwich Village, New York, and was raised in both the city and in the country across the Hudson River in New Jersey. He was educated at home, eventually to enter Fordham University where he received a degree in philosophy. His poetry and prose have appeared in print in Barrow Street, The Germ, jubilat and in Xcp: Cross-Cultural Poetics and online at Pindeldyboz, Word For/Word, Onedit and at Xcp: Streetnotes. His interview with the English writer Colin Wilson is online at the Argotist Online. He lives in Brooklyn Heights, New York, where he edits the online poetry journal, eratio, and works as a private docent.
Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino