CANTILEVER

OPEN THE PINK STAR

I knew we should have stooped back there
by the pudding station
but the pudding people were so–well–
full of themselves.

The Sphinx didn’t want us to come this far
even though we answered her questions
and threw in a bonus answer: “As honey is to the jaguar.”

And we so well along too–

Coming up is the world’s longest single cantilever span.
I am numb with thrips.

John Ashbery

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