Tag Archives: Jason Visconti

Why You Can’t Bullshit A Philosophy Paper

by Jason Visconti


There’s a line I remember in a poem
About thinking quietly alone in a studio

In the shade of good judgment–
The line goes on to milk the craft of the writer,

How can he prop up a veritable judge?
Slam his hands on the table telling a popular fable?

In any case the moral is already won.

 

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The Agony Of Being Turned Away At The Circus Tent

by Jason Visconti


It was my dream to perform
Me an other worldly being

Not quite part of the pack–
I wouldn’t have minded

If they congregated and moved on
Leaving me teased by a stray trapeze:

And as much as I would have liked to grasp the pinnacle
I would have settled for hours of teetering back.

 

Why I Didn’t Attend My Funeral

by Jason Visconti


I knew it wouldn’t turn up
Roses

Or even a smidgeon of grief–
Everything off the letter

When the eulogy begins to presume a rhythm
(Even in the box my counterpart snorts)

The masses refusing to weep
The consummate dialogue blunted by second-take tilts of the cheek

And always a pause in the orator
You and I both create.