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My Human Brain by Andrea Barton

In submission on October 18, 2008 at 8:02 am

Here is another ground-breaking cleave from Andrea Barton, 3 poems fusing into one:

bold (right), italics (middle), normal (left) and then the whole cleave.

                    My Human Brain by Andrea Barton

        May I direct your attentionhere– follow me
                    this way pleaseI am– here to the right
                        on your leftin– this section
                     you will noticeall– ready for paint are
               the columns formed bythe– blank canvasses
   logically situated battalionsquivering– in anticipation
             of warriors at theconjunction– of thought and feeling
                ready for the battleof– reason vs. intuition
               there is no room forlove– in our struggle for
      identity today, only sequence and– expression caught in the fray
  and contrapuntal equilibrium ofalgebra– or in the poetry of a lush epic.
                   rational thoughtand– be careful here
                   on your leftchildbirth– the absolute beginning
            art in its purest formand– the creation of life
a mere moment we are only withoutfault- exquisite and blameless.

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