Monthly Archives: July 2021

it’s awful offal

Mary’s Baroque Personage Minimalist clap trap insouciance get away from my baroque personage. Someone once said they were transpecies extraordinaire, and someone cut in and quailed: surrender your gender; then an acerbic other cut in sniping: exploiters, exploiters, exploiters while … Continue reading

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no one ever escapes

on 07/20/21 Mary made this collage in her journal… If properly designed the machine will kill and photograph us simultaneously. It could be a best seller! Oh, the schadenfreude we’ll feel the day a billionaire blows himself up rocketing toward … Continue reading

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the imminent dissolve

A Flash Cut Before the Imminent Dissolve Mary has a budget of eleven nails—She scores her shy puppetOn a cross that revolves on the ceiling fan—In her austere grey room. “Between the ideaAnd the realityBetween the motionAnd the actFalls the … Continue reading

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a shy homunculus

Foamscaped Small sharply defined puffs—No heat, no air compressors,Gaskets, rubber seals, rubber feet—Cloud-like, a shy homunculus,Trapped beneath a 5 o’clock crowd. “In my hungry fatigue, and shopping for images, I went into the neon fruit supermarket, dreaming of your enumerations!” … Continue reading

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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 hydrospherethe slow-know kissthe jewel carbuncularmy air color chambermy starbreak grassesthe spurn of the moonmy … Continue reading

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someone with ague

apophenia on 07/16/2021 Mary Arroyo writes: today i‘ll make a short film & call it pansophism: the pretense is the matter—there will be someone with ague & someone arguing: “why didn’t you take better care of yourself?” a sweet shimmering … Continue reading

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i am dislocation incarnate

The Crabwise Couscous Crumbcake Mary Arroyo wrote in her journal: 07/15/2021 Numen: a spiritual force or influence often identified with a natural object, phenomenon, or place The older I grow the less life makes sense to me. Every directive, every … Continue reading

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off the rails

The Tyranny of the Blank Page I have well trod ways of going off the rails. I have multifoliate multivariances and polyvalencies of texts. I have Brakhage films and John Cage bubblegum. I’m gonna chew chew chew ’til my teeth … Continue reading

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of emollient sorrow

Where You Live Render to paste the place where you liveBefore your time runs short—And it does run short with each passingDay. Apply that pasteOf emollient sorrowTo your face scoured by experience.Human sickness never quells—The condition remains—no oneWill come to … Continue reading

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mouthful of wasps

Glossolalia : Echolalia Wrack & wreck & rookThat emprise begets another & againWe are out of time, this world not keenOn us but wishing to push us backBack to glossolalia—an echolaliaPangloss-ian & Martin-esque—The sound of a mouthful of wasps Say … Continue reading

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