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"Where is Rob’s poem?" "I thought it was up here earlier, but it looks like it’s been taken down."

"Where is Rob’s poem?" "I thought it was up here earlier, but it looks like it’s been taken down."

"Anyone seen Rob’s poem?" "I swear it was up here earlier, but I can’t find it now."

"Anyone seen Rob’s poem?" "I swear it was up here earlier, but I can’t find it now."

Where’s Rob? In Heaven, or on Earth?

Where’s Rob? In Heaven, or on Earth?

5th Poem

5th Poem

4th Poem

Where is it? Where is The Cool? Where is the friend’s home? Not only “where is that,” but more importantly, “Where is everybody.” Where is the ME in Mommy? Where is Europe? Where is Gary? Where is the #OWS demand to end the fed? Where is Jesus? Where is my mind? Where is Earth’s water? Where is Street View available? Where is your appendix? Where is Rihanna from? When I ask myself “Where is the center of universe,” I simultaneously ask, “Where’s Rob?”

I hope

no one is foolish enough to think that the question “Where’s Rob” has been solved now that this poseur is here.

1. I just saw him through the window of Le Pain Quotidien having lunch, and he’s way too old and polite to have been surreptitiously tumbling during the meal. 

2. Rob would neverrefer to himself as the “real” Rob. He has way too sophisticated a concept of authorship.