Daniel Bosch

Then—

after Kipling

Linus Pauling Conor Cruise O’Brien
Umberto Eco Lou Rawls Chaim Soutine,
Rainer Maria Rilke Moshe Dayan,
Moritz Schlick Howard Zinn Idi Amin;
Haile Selassie, Hank Snow Andy Warhol,
Yves Saint-Laurent Sun Yat-Sen, Jasper Johns,
Calvin Klein, Golda Meir, George Orwell
Lucille Ball Ho Chi Minh, Bobby Bonds:

Bruce Jenner Cher—Danny Kaye Charles Lindberg;
Bebe Rebozo—Neville Chamberlain;
Alice B. Toklas Pelé August Strindberg
Lee Harvey Oswald R. Crumb Maya Lin;
Elizabeth Montgomery Judy Garland—
Seiji Ozawa Orville Redenbacher
Leontyne Price Adolph Coors George Carlin,
Laurence Olivier Sadé Joe Cocker:

Isaac Bashevis Singer Mao Zedong
Anne Frank Anäis Nin Sirhan Sirhan,
Roald Dahl, Reza Pahlavi Andrew Young,
Evander Holyfield Auguste Rodin;
Dizzy Gillespie Louis Farrakhan
Zza Zza Gabor Pol Pot Billie Jean King
Yul Brynner Muddy Waters William Shawn
Cy Twombly Will Durant Red Buttons: Sting!

Jim Thorpe Jomo Kenyatta Walter Cronkhite,
John Dillinger—Bix Beiderbecke—Ru Paul,
Hans Adolf Krebs Tom Jones Margaret Bourke-White,
Art Garfunkel John Waters Monte Hall;
Miguel de Unamuno Koko Taylor
Arturo Toscanini I.M. Pei,
Sandra Day O’Connor Norman Mailer,
Prince—Manfred Mann—Björk Thomas Mann, Man Ray!

On the World’s Largest Icicle

I plucked this motherfucker off the limb
Of a crucifix outside Jerusalem.

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