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larry goodell

photograph of larry page 7 is by Nikko muscle shirt created and sewn by Lenore Goodell otheritems made by the poet this poem was premiered at a North Fourth Street Coffee House Albuquerque 1976

duendebook 2012 po box 571 placitas, new mexico 87043 USA

(put on muscle shirt)

trength, that's what I want, in the muscularity of Larry to break through boards with my backbone, come up on top dashing through rain storms with my eyes out of socket disjointed stretching expanding through space the Panda Parade Spaceman, modern Dr. Hyde Bare-faced Baboon Tit, coming unglued, unsung, sung



Soaring through the Cosmic unions of Man and Woman with a hard on Soft on, hung low, hang on here we go Kids Whirling in slow vertical mismatch of time straight up into the socket of our Lord and Lady God humping Paradise we all plant our gardens in falling through mirrors into obsidian lakes vibrating surrealist radios turned on backwards scatting peculiar organisms from Mars from the Great Plains from Carlsbad bats out of the Caverns as I put on my disguise “tic tac toe! tic tac toe! tic tac toe! tic tac toe! Spacemen urge hermaphrodites beg their pardon. The kiss of the President heals the sick.


(put radio mask on)

The limp football is full again. Everyone in this country is a jock. Your message, go warp their balls. Your message, go warp all the athletes' balls. oblong tennis balls pancake ping pong balls spherical football tomato shaped foosball square marbles sausage shaped basketballs teardrop shaped baseballs badminton balls with nipples on them fat soft hockey pucks dodecahedron golf balls I want new sports, nude sports, sex competition oddball balls anyone for oddball? got your racket? So much fun playing oblong ball. Where's your net? Your fly Your transparent jockstrap Your vibrating liniment Your shower togs Your Adidas -3-

Your Your Your Your Your Your Your Your

rolfing tweezers karate puffs racing pantaloons soccer bra heaving spray for after game drunks underarm athlete's foot correction fluid soap off orgasm sponge with dual scrubbing tits featherweight bowling ball full of styrofoam BB's" (take radio mask off)

Let's go play! veins in my arms throbbing with the touch of friendship muscles against muscles in the wild mirrored contest contesting contest grappling to the end wrestling mainstay against mainstay forgetting it all as I'm putting it down mind blown by alcohol good looks that's my disguise and Gardens from the food I eat radiating energy out in rays rays and temples Power of the good and the hairy power in broad touching unfearing masculinity on core of womb encore blessing in the bursting madness of laughter imagining pectorals are boobs, the mounds the Indians built in Ohio in a spiral ascending in every fissure of the soaped up sponged by luffa body.


Body by Roy, Roy the tomato Giant auraed vegetables marching in pleasure through hordes of battling insects I'm Your organic time, mirrored in your garden the beautiful scarecrow with shapely gonads for body. Body by pumpkin head by eggplant, purple and orange red and green and pink blush of autumn autumnal saying anything you wish. What do you wish who do you want me to be more subtle muscle boy more muscular leaders taking off their ties and showing off their thighs? truckers thighs trucking produce from organic gardens setting down a watermelon ten feet tall on the top of the president of Pioneer Wear stick it in there, get it on give everyone a raise fuck my giant eggplants till your redneck turns purple shine in the sun allow the unions place,reform your unions from within let every worker smile before she gets her paycheck or him his with work working toward quality in the fine body of work produced

(hold pumpkin and/or eggplant)


a stunning example of strong organic man shedding his muscles and taking up the run fasting, relaxing, working out, working, boozing or drinking juiced or juices, juice in veins pounding by heart running by heart slim on the run running apart catching the storm pulling it down rain through the winds water in the reservoir snow on the mountain is what I'm here for earth moving by the clouds over gardens rapidly running spinning on one foot,taking off the other way meeting your former muscle man self coming the other way moving on to the place of your place allowing everyone to run at his own pace or walking swimming punching the air climbing lying down her muscles are everywhere. (take off muscle shirt)

larry goodell / placitas, new mexico / 25Sep76



last page of original manuscript -8-

photo by wayne jones, thunderbird bar, placitas, 1972

duendebook 2012 po box 571 placitas, new mexico 87043 USA

larry goodell


I'm not a football fan but I've written about jocks. This is a new kind of jock. Jock Art, a play, is also on Issuu.


I'm not a football fan but I've written about jocks. This is a new kind of jock. Jock Art, a play, is also on Issuu.