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city, construct, kinematograph
..........gold hive of intrigue & decay
....................its mouths concealed by fans

in mirrors hid in mirrors
..........from a play of eyes & faces
....................desperate with festival

conjurors & jugglers
..........tradesmen, courtesans
....................smashed clowns in silhouette

bright carnival masks implicit
..........with the gestures of our watchmakers
....................their shadows on the arches

hands whose charmed creations frame
..........cut slits where eyes reflect
....................the formal game



in streetless adjectival
..........moon: one oar-slit
....................flux down soundlessly

assumed canals' convergence
..........on the hidden garden
....................at the city's heart

where terraced fountains
..........arc the moonlit
....................open rose

condensing in that
..........first red mouth:
....................a drop of single dew

reflecting in that
..........curvature
....................this









video screen showing only noise
gordon kennedy : water dust gordon kennedy : the guild of surgical alchemists gordon kennedy : for holderlin gordon kennedy : fragment morning
gordon kennedy : venice gordon kennedy : aminal gordon kennedy : harry crosby is dead gordon kennedy : spider death readymade

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