A poem a day in April from Rutgers English PhD students and friends.

Monday, April 4, 2016

iv. Identification

The Scramble,
The Wrangle,
The Logomachy,
The War.
The burden and liberty
Of being oneself,
In a marketplace—
The human barnyard.
The burden of identification.
The burden of bodies
and torsos,
Of Tauruses,
And bulls and bullshit.
The disjunction between
A familiar farmhouse,
a yawning youth—
Yes, me—
And a new kind
of cultivation.
A taxonomic theory
Of bulls and bears and
Brute sameness,
Varying varieties of
Genres and generic guys,
The guise,
The eyes,
No surprise.

1 comment:

  1. I love this! generic guys/guise is one of those puns that does a lot of great work!!!