Frank Poems: WHO DO I THINK I AM?

English and Irish flags

I’ve no hesitation
in claiming filiation
to the English and Irish nations
but after a lifetime’s peregrination
through

abbreviation, abdication, aberration, abjuration, ablation, abnegation, abomination, abrogation, acceleration, accentuation, acceptation, acclamation, acclimatisation, accommodation, accreditation, accumulation, accusation, acidification, activation, actualisation, actuation, adaptation, adjudication, adjuration, administration, admiration, adoration, adulation, adulteration, adumbration, aeration, affectation, affiliation, affirmation, afforestation, agglomeration, aggravation, aggregation, agitation, alienation, allegation, alleviation, alliteration, allocation, alteration, altercation, alternation, amalgamation, amelioration, amortisation, amplification, amputation, animation, annexation, annihilation, annotation, annunciation, anticipation, appellation, application, appreciation, approbation, appropriation, approximation, arbitration, argumentation, articulation, asphyxiation, aspiration, assassination, asseveration, assignation, assimilation, association, atomisation, attenuation, attestation, augmentation, authentication, authorisation, automation, aviation, avocation, economisation, edification, education, ejaculation, elaboration, elation, electrification, elevation, elicitation, elimination, elongation, elucidation, emaciation, emanation, emancipation, emasculation, embarkation, embrocation, emendation, emigration, emulation, encapsulation, encrustation, enervation, enumeration, enunciation, equalisation, equation, equilibration, equivocation, eradication, eructation, escalation, estimation, evacuation, evaluation, evangelisation, evaporation, evisceration, evocation, exacerbation, exaggeration, exaltation, examination, exasperation, excavation, excitation, exclamation, excommunication, excoriation, excruciation, exculpation, execration, exemplification, exfoliation, exhalation, exhilaration, exhortation, exhumation, exoneration, expectation, expectoration, experimentation, expiation, expiration, explanation, explication, exploitation, exploration, exportation, expostulation, expropriation, expurgation, extenuation, extermination, extirpation, extrapolation, extravasation, extrication, exultation, idealisation, identification, idolisation, illumination, illustration, imagination, imitation, immigration, immobilisation, immolation, immunisation, impersonation, implantation, implementation, implication, importation, imprecation, impregnation, improvisation, imputation, inauguration, incantation, incapacitation, incarceration, incarnation, incineration, inclination, inconsideration, incorporation, incrementation, incrimination, incrustation, incubation, inculcation, inculpation, indemnification, indentation, indetermination, indexation, indication, indignation, indiscrimination, individualisation, individuation, indoctrination, industrialisation, inebriation, infatuation, infestation, infiltration, inflammation, inflation, information, inhalation, initialisation, initiation, innervation, innovation, inoculation, insemination, insinuation, inspiration, installation, instantiation, instigation, instillation, institutionalisation, instrumentation, insubordination, insulation, integration, intensification, intercalation, intercommunication, intermediation, internalisation, internationalisation, interpellation, interpenetration, interpolation, interpretation, interrelation, interrogation, intimation, intimidation, intonation, intoxication, inundation, invagination, invalidation, investigation, invigoration, invitation, invocation, ionisation, irradiation, irrigation, irritation, isolation, italicisation, iteration, obfuscation, objurgation, oblation, obligation, obliteration, obscuration, observation, occultation, occupation, operation, optimisation, oration, orchestration, ordination, organisation, orientation, origination, ornamentation, oscillation, ossification, ostentation, outstation, ovation, overallocation, overestimation, overpopulation, oversimplification, ovulation, oxidation, oxidisation, oxygenation, uglification, ulceration, ululation, underestimation, underpopulation, underrepresentation, undulation, unification, unionisation, unsophistication, urbanisation, urination, usurpation and utilisation,

there’s no negation
of a third filiation:
to the Romantic nation.

Pax and amoration.

"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

23/11/2022

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