Alessandro Cusimano

The Nation

the medicine man has a vision

and disappears
in a prison

of the Empire Film Producer
metal animal
worn away with the rust

and they call him killer
when the killers accuse a killer

one night noble light

when the windows are open

the rifle of the inhuman man
a slanting creature beyond the measure
a sergeant

eats up his supper taken from home
and kills

someone who has the power to do this
watching people do it without shame

the actor's life

obscene reflexes
oblong planes appeal to the low

Old Glory ponders the rights and wrongs

grimaces deform the faces
and make them ugly

broken down window panes
internals of wide open mouths

Queen of All Flowers

the gaze bends
the night damp colours
new anatomies

bold shapes wink and move

under the roses

tasting strokes
things you can touch
perfect lipstick
clear in the stretch


rose leaves sweeten the thorns
in summer
night put on its coloured plumes

the great silence wakes up
and takes away the agony of boredom

the wail of a rose is the cry
at night
of a carnivorous spider
with sweet mouths
showing off brand new throats

with its multiple body
innumerable and victorious

Alessandro Cusimano © 2010

Excellent Madman

I have an iron will

proof that the gimmick can work

in my note-books I sketched the abyss
the dung heap of inequality

trial and acquittal

my personality is fading away
rubbing the impalpable
overcoming my resistance

policy and carelessness
carved temperaments

reason and unconsciousness
my devotion to these two sisters grim
if only I could find a way
to deal with them

without turning away from myself
from the unreasonable friend

from the excellent madman
towering above
locked up

the taste of a ripe melon
is the meaning of a moral dilemma

everything at once

Amsterdam Wide Dreams

a lovely girl brings home her puppet boyfriend

and plays with him

the tall convex space appears turquoise
draws a sinuous line
sensual on the perimeter
steeped in the events of others

is the profile of a sea wave
ensures the persistence of blue

the opposite of darkness is spreading
the wave breaks regular
has a changing effect
hands out colours

night owns the future

forgives the guilt
multiplies the fixed and reflected light
surrounds the vaporous game
unties a curtain

after dark
you look and measure the content
of mirrors
the anxiety of the angels goes on stage
have memory
remind all

the vibrations are perpendicular
penetrate the skin
a mass of water rises and falls
is female
able to overwhelm the spectator

with the honesty of her sins
under a dim light
so as not to be seen
so you do not see the others

there's a glare
vision is complex


the volume of the music is consumed
a ruby-throated hummingbird flies free

growing soft folds follow the trend
the long radius
the imagination to reach
the underside of the tables

steel and water deposit the gray and blue
in the depths of the deepest eyes

wooden puppet head is sitting on himself
his face is opalescent
inspired by an happy melodrama

built on the water

Alessandro Cusimano © 2010