Poems and Texts

“Coterie Chair” by Tyrone Williams

Coterie Chair

the music, having not yet rested…


Once upon a first, two pursue
one another around a third, the throne
of abbreviated extensions however throng
threat. Both, pursued by each other’s
wake, taken for a gathering storm,
jack-and-jill-o’-lanterns (as-is lamps
nee decapitated –poles. The drag
queen effect circulates as butch
capital—circumcises prosthetic apps:
boo! [nee book], says the step up,
step down, an Escheresque Zenosum
from top from bottom, closet to close-up,
where a wide sashay is said to segue
yo-yo style: hip-hop hip-drop.

Tyrone Williams

Tyrone Williams is the author of five books of poetry, c.c. (Krupskaya Books, 2002), On Spec (Omnidawn Publishing, 2008), The Hero Project of the Century (The Backwaters Press, 2009), Adventures of Pi (Dos Madres Press, 2011) and Howell (Atelos Books, 2011). He is also the author of several chapbooks, including a prose eulogy, Pink Tie (Hooke Press, 2011).

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