His *Slight* Of Hand

Tell Possum, and Pravda, what I have told that Menshevik,

that cabbage fart and petulant schlemiel:

I will only fall once for that awkward, clumsy card trick:

it really really lacks a literate appeal.


Author's Notes/Comments: 

The poem alludes to Ezra Pound's Pisan Cantos, and Wallace Stevens' poems, "Forces, The Will & The Weather," and "Chaos In Motion And Not In Motion."

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