Biorhythm Dais

by George Karos

with illustrations by Justin Wiest



24 pages (1997)

trade paper, saddle-stitched

ISBN 0-9637704-8-9



About the Book

The conflict in the disappearance of small town living with the insurgence of city-size populations and values is a metaphor for adjustment and adaptation of the human spirit. Filled with images revealed as modern archetypes, George Karos's poetry marks personal parallels between the cycles of physiological biorhythm and the functional transformations of the intellect, seemingly out of control and constantly changing with the external environment. The outcome is seen as growth, but not without resistance to change. 



Television Apocalypse The L.A. Strip Of Death and Consternation  Where There is Hope for Me Gore-gashed Womb In Baffled Rank I endure Window Pains I gather on Main Street Four Tests while waiting for Ayn Rand at a Small Cafe on Capitol Hill After Class at University of Virginia Small Town forgot Birthday Number Twenty-eight



After Class at University of Virginia


Mother is dying.

Triumvirate: Priest, Husband, and Son

wait attentively at what has become a sad passion.

Cold hospital window bares American flag

inhaled by wind

and I want to lower it.

Couples walk merrily through the streets.


Collegiate girls, tinted hair and skin so fair

pretend to study, walk,

and trot through my cancer's court.


Her legs spread in an attitude of birth;

        birth at death.

I go limp grasping for someone who has left me.

Her death brings me perverse agitation

making this hell very tolerable.


Other Books by the Author from Red Dragon Press

Spectator Turns Witness

Breathe In, Breathe Out

(and try to whistle as best you can)




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