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A Tonalist Poetry Feature

Tyrone Williams


player to be named
later the history did it
                          did us in out of dick
bird copper envy
                          did us in in I I
capital trade-
dcapitated wise-
                           guys made head-
way with some tail-
                               wind spooked
                               air harp
blown like a save or
                                        out of tin
iron yen Saud Asia
                                                              *    *   *
                                                              *    *    *
Chicken is the game — the chicken is game
                                                              *    *    *
(aside) the book
            sotto voce
Windows treatments broken

             an an-
pre-empts the off-stage

              the dead
dragged like a lake

              front A-
the talkies won’t sing

                                                                                        wing it

Tyrone Williams

Tyrone Williams

Tyrone Williams is the author of three books of poetry, c.c. (Krupskaya Books, 2002), On Spec (Omnidawn Publishing, 2008) and The Hero Project of the Century (The Backwaters Press, 2009).

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