Chris Vitielo



Mulling // Isn’t up to you
Actually it’s a Spicebush Swallowtail and will always be black
At first I thought Murat was psychologizing
but he’s constructing a humanism
The cessation of resistance is relief


Know what to do


1 Draw a rectangle around this word. Then draw a horizontal line coming
into one side of the rectangle and going out of the other side. Then
draw a vertical downward-pointing arrow with the point just touching the
top of the rectangle.



Chris Vitiello’s Nouns Swarm A Verb was published by Xurban in 1999. He lives in Durham, NC and blogs at Other poems from his recently completed manuscript Irresponsibility can be found in issues of Shampoo and on Chris Murray’s texfiles blog. He is a member of the Lucifer Poetics Group.