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the poetry that matters

Robert Pasquini

Robert Pasquini recently completed his master’s degree in the Literatures of Modernity program at Ryerson University. He graduated with High Distinction from the University of Toronto in 2009, specializing in the study of English literature, and was awarded the Guy Hamel Book Prize in Renaissance Literature.

Dissolution

Is this
Dissolution:
Appendages feign
Invisibility,
Skin
Settles into a twilight glow. Observe—

Cellular                                                            activity
                        In universal aether                                           reflected by the sky into
                        Retinas capturing                                            the impossible backwards.

Neural
Flashback:
Civil to primeval
To revised
Destiny.
Enter
Undocumented recesses—
Rebirth in receding nebulas.
Mental experimentation is salvation.  Empty the mind—

A universe devoid                                                                               of puddles of galaxies and
Black matter consuming,                                                                    morphing. Intellect is
Indigent and morality                                                                                     is uninvented here.

Jibe the gyre, one should never, instead,
Heed the assonance of history’s imminent reverberation.
Time and sex and miracles
Are caught in a dark space

Expanding                                                       into                                                      paradoxes,

never malignant manifestations of reason.
Awake: pluck your toes first, and

                                       Drop them like
                                                              comets
                                                                        across
                                                                                dusk.

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                                                                                                                              July 27, 2011