Gargoyle 19
cover photos by Richard Peabody (2) and Brian Sheridan
publication date 2/8/1982


Eric Baizer

above the hyper beat of whitey’s polka ricky tick
a splurge of notes slide in & out of sunset

this is bent

bent gets private inspirations in public houses

bent is moved by bea lillie’s bungled elegance

bent dumps salt on all available wounds

bent pelts the government poet with pies
sees ants crawl over his creamy lies

bent roots for the lost cats

bent is poet

bent is forever

bent pulls off all the wigs of the world