The Poem of Sentence Nine with No End

Dear anchorwoman, we have made a pile of our an and nightly sing to the sky with our ammo
Dear bones, we have made a pile of our booboo and nightly sing to the sky with our
Dear come, we have made a pile of our communists and nightly sing to the sky with
Dear ditty, we have made a pile of our dividend and nightly sing to the sky
Dear empty, we have made a pile of our enamel and nightly sing to the
Dear floodwaters, we have made a pile of our flotilla and nightly sing to
Dear gods, we have made a pile of our gold fillings and nightly sing
Dear over the hill, we have made a pile of our hisses and nightly
Dear innocent, we have made a pile of our ins and outs and
Dear jewels, we have made a pile of our jiggle
Dear kismet, we have made a pile of our
Dear lingo, we have made a pile of
Dear messiah, we have made a pile
Dear nickname, we have made a
Dear on second thought, we have made
Dear place, we have
Dear quibble, we
Dear rehearse,
Dear
Dear tidbits, we have made a pile of our tilted in and nightly sing to the sky with our timberline
Dear undulation, we have made a pile of our unending and nightly sing to the sky with our
Dear vice squad, we have made a pile of our victim and nightly sing to the sky with
Dear went, we have made a pile of our wetness and nightly sing to the sky
Dear xeroderma, we have made a pile of our xerodermia and nightly sing to the
Dear yeses, we have made a pile of our yes-men and nightly sing to
Dear zigzaggery, we have made a pile of our zilch and nightly sing

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Gene Tanta is a poet, visual artist, and translator of contemporary Romanian poetry. His first poetry book is called Unusual Woods (BlazeVOX, 2010). His second poetry book is called Pastoral Emergency.  Tanta completed his MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2000 and his PhD in English from the University of Wisconsin in 2009 with literary specialization in twentieth-century American poetry, first-generation American poets, and the European Avant-garde. His journal publications include: Ploughshares, EPOCH, Circumference Magazine, Exquisite Corpse, Watchword, Columbia Poetry Review, The Laurel Review, and Drunken Boat. Currently, he is editing two anthologies of poetry while teaching literature in the American Studies Program at the University of Bucharest in Romania as a Fulbright Scholar.

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