sonnet 15 from The Sonnets by Ted Berrigan (1968)

Note: In this unconventional book of sonnets, an experimental sequence numbered "I" through "LXXXVIII," there are a good many missing (namely, numbers 14, 20, 22, 24, 25, 29, 33, 34, 35, 54, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 69, 77, 79, 81, 86).

This is number XV:

In Joe Brainard's collage its white arrow
he is not in it, the hungry dead doctor.
Or Marilyn Monroe, her white teeth white--
I am truly horribly upset because Marilyn
and ate King Korn popcorn," he wrote in his
of glass in Joe Brainard's collage
Doctor, but they say "I LOVE YOU"
and the sonnet is not dead.
takes the eyes away from the gray words,
Diary. The black heart beside the fifteen pieces
Monroe died, so I went to a matinee B-movie
washed by Joe's throbbing hands. "Today
What is in it is sixteen ripped pictures
does not point to William Carlos Williams.