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Kamarck, Edward (ed.) / Arts in society: the arts of activism
(1969)

Mangelsdorff, Rich
Part VII: poems of vision and action: lookin' good,   p. 430 PDF (724.7 KB)


Page 430

TWO POETS FROM THE
MILWAUKEE UNDERGROUND
Rich Mangelsdorff, "poet, critic, witness,
overseer," has published poems in the
United States and Belgium. He reviews rock
music regularly for KALEIDOSCOPE and
occasionally for other underground
newspapers.
James Sorcic, author of two chapbooks
of poetry -DEATH IS A BAG OF STONES
(Island City) and FIRE IN THE SUN
(Gunrunner), edits the poetry page of
KALEIDOSCOPE (Milwaukee's underground
newspaper) and issues the Gunrunner         LOI'GO
Poetry Series.                              LOOKIN' GOOD
by Rich Mangelsdorff
eyes watch the oppressor,
like unseen animals watch in
the jungle, like Indians used to
watch those dudes farting around
in the woods &
on the plains.
their senses die, they feed ours
with their hatred.
they'll never know what hit them.
430
THESE WORDS
by James Sorcic
there will come a time
when these words will turn
to weapons
in yr hands/
you will go to bed at nite
& stare into the ruined cities
of yr woman's womb.
& you will fuck this woman
in terror.
i tell you the smell
of all animals
will cover yr hands
as you look abt wildly
in the darkness
& tell yr woman
of what you have found.
& in the darkness
you will know her mouth
beside you, breathing
like the scream
of Falling
trees.


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