2 September 2008 | Vol. 8, No. 3

Lively Dub Yourself

pigeons startling out

gutted light nor dark

rubble and litter chimes

in the gut

an instance of

infinite idling

elsewhere a chair

you are bigger

than your head

can hold

to ward off that cough

inhale the burnt

through a raging hole in the wall

a hole is nothing      a blind

force renovating

the view stuttering with dyslexias

views embedded with cement echoes

black chair      conjectural room

you know the voice, don't you

up through the drain

of a deep double sink

ignore it and it

will have you

in self-made hearings

an ear is a gutter

for getting comfortable

About the author:

Christine Hume is the author of Musca Domestica (Beacon Press 2000), Alaskaphrenia (New Issues 2004), and a chapbook (with CD by James Marks), Lullaby: Speculations on the First Active Sense (Ugly Ducking Presse 2008). She is an associate professor of English at Eastern Michigan University.

For further reading:

See the complete list of work by Christine Hume at 42opus. Browse the contents of 42opus Vol. 8, No. 3, where "Lively Dub Yourself" ran on September 2, 2008. List other work with these same labels: poetry.

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