nypoesi 3/06
RODRIGO TOSCANO Truax Inimical (Part 2)

beast hath made us, beast hath not
 
A masque for four voices
 
Part 2.

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(1-2) I
(3-4) Fly
(1-2) In
(3-4) The
(1-2) Deep
(3-4) Of
(1-2) The
(3-4) Night
 
(1-2) I
(3-4) Fly
(1-2) Toward
(3-4) The
(1-2) Source
(3-4) Of
(1-2) The
(3-4) Light
 
(1) Wings
 
(4) Flutter flutter flutter
 
(2) Moon
 
(3) Sends down her light
 
(1) The lily is lovely to see
 
(4) The fennel and the mandrake
 
(3) Horses here stamp joyously
 
(1-2) We
(3-4) Fly
(1-2) Toward
(3-4) The
(1-2) Face
(3-4) Of
(1-2) The
(3-4) Moon
 
(1-2) We
(3-4) Drink
(1-2) Deep
(3-4) Of
(1-2) The
(3-4) Light
(1-2) Come
(3-4) Down
 
(1-2) We
(3-4) Seek
(1-2) New
(3-4) Soils
(1-2) For
(3-4) Our
(1-2) Own
(3-4) Growth
 
(1) Skidding over the brackish waters
 
(4) Sunlight glinting in the ruddy eastern sky
 
(2) The towers of Midtown sparkling in their resplendent monotony
 
(3) The heloports busy busy busy
 
(1-2) We
(3-4) Dig
(1-2) Deep
(3-4) Toward
(1-2) The
(3-4) Roots
(1-2) Of
(3-4) Selves
 
(1) Slots into milliseconds, for feelings
 
(3) Evaporative nervous density
 
(2) Fog & fog’s taste in the mouth
 
(1-2) We
(3-4) Lay 
(1-2) Breaths
(3-4) In
(1-2) Short
(3-4) Rows
(1-2) To
(3-4) Sprout
 
(4) Angle up, steady
 
(3) Lift off
 
(2) Flutter flutter
 
(1) Over the rock where so many beings come to float upon its shores, so many lively deadly beings, glowing and glowing out, each unto the other—
 
(3) Spectral
 
(4) Inimical quotient
 
(2) Conditioning
 
(1-2) We
(3-4) Fight
(1-2) Hard
(3-4) For
(1-2) Time
(3-4) Off
(1-2) To
(3-4) Think
 
(1-2) We
(3-4) Time
(1-2) These
(3-4) Small
(1-2) Words
(3-4) To
(1-2) Those
(3-4) Thoughts
 
(1-2) We
(3-4) Think
(1-2) To
(3-4) Act
(1-2) On
(3-4) Our
(1-2) Own
(3-4) Wits
 
(4) Speech, of an epoch past, function of a harried now, detourned rabid mess of a mind
called up just in time for the devout devouring of some
 
(3) Stutter
 
(2) Cul-
 
(1) Flutter
 
(4) -ture
 
(1-2) We
(3-4) Plot
(1-2) In
(3-4) The
(1-2) Thick
(3-4) Of
(1-2) The
(3-4) Night
 
(1-2) We
(3-4) Land
(1-2) Soft
(3-4) On
(1-2) A
(3-4) Frond’s
(1-2) Long
(3-4) Stem
 
(1-2) We
(3-4) Sip
(1-2) Dew
(3-4) From
(1-2) Our
(3-4) Sense
(1-2) Of
(3-4) Past
 
(1-2) They
(3-4) Dash
(1-2) Mad
(3-4) Towards
(1-2) The
(3-4) Cliff’s
(1-2) Steep
(3-4) Ledge
 
(1) Cappy, Schleppy
 
(4) Schleppy, Cappy
 
(2) What’s a Cappy got to do with it?
 
(3) What’s a Schleppy got to do with it?
 
(1) When’s a Cappy come?
 
(4) When’s a Schleppy go?
 
(2) When’s a Schleppy come?
 
(3) When’s a Cappy go?  
 
(1) Con-
(2) di-
(1) tion-
(2) ing
 
(3) Dis-
(4) tor-
(3) tion-
(4) ist
 
(1) Ab-
(2) so-
(1) lute-
(2) ist
 
(3) Blind-
(4) side-
(3) ed-
(4) ness
 
(3) Con-
(4) di-
(3) tion-
(4) ing
 
(1) Dis-
(2) tor-
(1) tion-
(2) ist
 
(3) Ab-
(4) so-
(3) lute-
(4) ist
 
(1) Blind-
(2) side-
(1) ed-
(2) ness
 
(2) And if you’re
(3) You learn to
(2) Hell bent to
(3) Act on your
(2) Bust out
(3) Own wits
 
(2) And if you’re
(3) You learn to
(2) Hell bent to
(3) Act on your
(2) Bust out
(3) Own wits
 
(1-4) Flutter, flutter
 
 
End of Part 2