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


outside

one night noble light

moon


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


creamy


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


nevertheless

my personality is fading away

rubbing the impalpable

overcoming my resistance

insistently


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

slowly

the wave breaks regular

long

smooth

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


comely


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

flattered

inspired by an happy melodrama


built on the water



Alessandro Cusimano © 2010