Voices on the Wind
Voices of Protest
Why Ghosts Appear In Period Clothing
by Ken Boe,
(with Margo Wollenberg)
Save your breath to cool
pulsating gyration of fortune;
huffing Gods of coronation
manifesting the dark manifest
of caucasian sublimation
slipping through the awkward
forward veering around
of the forbidden word;
it was even part of the New Deal,
white man exceptionalism.
My overman deception be then
to clown around until a noun,
why ghosts come back in period clothing.
Such facade of right intention
out prints the off-set soul.
4D printer; 11D printer,
way ajar of the curve;
not just self in the 3rd person,
or languishing in the 5th:
The projection of destiny—
why ghosts appear in period clothing
clinging to their artifacts of Saul.
Ideation fragments by Wollenberg:
1. “Save your breath to cool your porridge.”
A saying of Margo’s grandmother.
2. “It’s part of the deal”
A phrase used by Margo’s father.
Note by Ken Boe regarding the use of Ideation fragments: I do not use the fragments as
literal artifacts, but entangle them in the general course of literary alchemy as I do with
all my artwork. Tropes take on a life of their own that I cannot seem to control with even
the best of intentions. To learn more about my approach, background, and ideas, and to
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