the slow-know kiss

a silver issue

On July 17, 2021, Mary Arroyo wrote a cut-up poem “Burroughs/Gysin” style—based on Leonie Adams’s “Midsummer”—in her journal:

star-break silver stanzas

the bluebonnet hydrosphere
the slow-know kiss
the jewel carbuncular
my air color chamber
my starbreak grasses
the spurn of the moon
my carnation silver color deep
the all go day bed

the dust pallor changing
to brightened summer
the clay dew waters mark
earthlight as honey shore
the air risen lovely
my frost earth dying by color catch

time fruits
star-break waters gain before the flood
baffled berry amber like the moon’s breaking

the deep celestial fall
beyond the jewel sink chambers
the grasses moon-pressed and flower

a silver issue

“I have taken to photographing
my every moment
in an attempt to locate
the place where I lost myself.”

— Cynthia Cruz / “Phosphorescence”

About istsfor manity

i'm a truncated word-person looking for an assemblage of extracted teeth in a tent full of mosquitoes (and currently writing a novel without writing a novel word) and pulling nothing but the difficult out of the top hat while the bunny munches grass in the hallway. you might say: i’m thee asynchronous voice over in search of a film....
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