His Toy, His Dream, His Rest (1969)

Dream Song 84

Op. posth. no. 7

plop, plop. The lobster toppled in the pot,
fulfilling, dislike man, his destiny,
glowing fire-red,
succulent, and on the whole becoming what
man wants. I crack my final claw singly,
wind up the grave, & to bed.

--Sound good, Mr Bones. I wish I had me some.
(I spose you got a lessen up your slave.)
--O no no no.
Sole I remember; where no lobster swine,--
pots hot or cold is none. With you I grieve
lightly, and I have no lesson.

Bodies are relishy, they say. Here's mine,
was. What ever happened to Political Economy,
leaving me here?
Is a rare--in my opinion--responsibility.
The military establishments perpetuate themselves forever.
Have a bite, for a sign.

His Toy, His Dream, His Rest (1969)