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137| Little Monster

Sonnet 137 Stitched With Lady Gaga’s “Love Game”

Michael Basinski


Thou blind fool Love I can see you staring
There from across the block
Let's have some fun
What dost thou story starts?
To mine heavy touchin' eyes, some, maybe?
Three seconds is enough for my heart to quit it
Guess he wants to play?
That they behold do you want love or you want fame on your huh?
And see not what they see? Don't think too much a love game!
I wanna take a ride on your disco stick
They know what beauty is.
Are you in the game? Let's play a love game
See where it lies, hold me and love me
Yet yeah what the best is take the worst to be a love game
I wanna take a ride on your disco stick
If just bust eyes corrupt it's complicated by over-partial looks
I'm educated in sex, wants to play that kick?
Be anchored in the bay where all men ride
I wanna take a ride on your disco stick
Why of yes eyes' falsehood hast thou forged?
But if I do then hooks and a game and a game
Always the same with a boy and a girl and a huh and a game
Play a love game? Dans le love game?
Whereto you babe, the judgment of my heart is tied?
Why should my want it bad heart think that a several plot I might miss
Got my ass squeezed by sexy Cupid
Which my this beat is sick heart knows the wide world's common place?
Or mine stupid eyes seeing this
Say this is not to put fair truth upon
And it involves so just want to touch foul
You've indicated your interest
Let’s a have some fun face? I wanna kiss you
I'm on a mission in things right true
My heart and your hand and a love game
Eyes have erred with a smile on your mouth
And this beat is sick a love game
And a game and to this a love game false plague of us
Are they now transferred you for a minute and now
I want it the it bad

Michael Basinski is the Curator of the Poetry Collection of the University Libraries, University at Buffalo. He performs his work as a solo poet and in ensemble with BuffFluxus. Among his recent books of poetry are Piglittuce (Propolis Press - 2013), Learning Poem About Learning About Being A Poet (Press Board Press - 2012) and Trailers (BlazeVox - 2011). His poems and other works have appeared in many magazines including Dandelion, BoxKite, Antennae, Open Letter, Deluxe Rubber Chicken, First Offense, Terrible Work, Kenning, Lungfull, Tinfish, Score, Unarmed, Rampike, House Organ, Ferrum Wheel, End Note, Ur Vox, Damn the Caesars, Pilot, 1913, Filling Station, fhole, Public Illumination, Eccolinguistics, Western Humanities Review, Big Bridge, Mimeo Mimeo, Nerve Lantern, Vanitas, Talisman, Yellow Field, Staging Ground, and Poetry. Recent visual opems (yes, opems) located at

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