Monthly Archives: September 2021

if you insist

WriteRightRite If you insist I write at least 100 words everyday in this space, then, here goes: if I started at one hundred and started to count down until I had written another 99 words in this space then it … Continue reading

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muted stars reappear

Coda (an homage): An Indian Summer Evening The dying day teethesOn the tinny taste of bus exhaust.Eight O’ Eight roars away.Bayside shadows cast and reel back nothing.And now the toothy breezeSeizes the silver weedsWith a violent shake,And rasps the bayside … Continue reading

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forecasts and promises

trash dash: manhattan iv overheard in the uzbek restaurant…wayward talk of chile and ecuador, the prime stops on the silk road, techniques of the boustrophedon, raging poppy fields, too much hashthe one-upmanship sharp…peripatetic call and response about the tang and … Continue reading

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a skeezy text

A Flying Fiction Fraud / Screening Nonsense from the Snow I am really obsessedwith the texture of your body So when elements of my torturedmale narcisism despair I happily fathera wonderful futurein Hades I want to write a skeezy textin … Continue reading

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it’s hot oh

a complex of failure little saints ate beansand jesus this bodyis the whale you’re inside meyou don’t want to be it’s an ovencompletely shut intrappedhaunting meit’s hotoh my god it’s hoti’m a hard heartwheezing i’m a complex of failurehelp “The … Continue reading

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kiss the granite

Helen Hoyt / istsfor manity (1918/2021) The Office Building Helen Hoyt We kissed there in the stone entrance,In the great cool stone mouth of the building,Before it took you.We kissed under the granite arches.And then you turned and were goneAnd … Continue reading

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fungus among us

Polysemy of Text Polyvalency of Text Ambivalence of Text Mere Fungus Among Us “They drilled holes in his head, vacuumed out the blood and more words. My father was finally arrested, he turned in the rest of his words, they … Continue reading

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puff of smoke

Down in the Canyon Oh nine oh two what a time to be blue. What a place for heartache and heat. You wrap your fingers around godness and restrict, redistrict, reapportion us on the path to hellion days. Nothing good … Continue reading

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a nose for

Lost His Marbles Ekphrastic (Haiku) Portrait head distress—Socrates in syphilis—A nose for the void. “Ivan Ilyich’s life had been most simple and commonplace—and most horrifying.” —Leo Tolstoy / The Death of Ivan Ilyich

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note this now

What are Fish Gills to Fishers of Men? At a remove, in a gesture, a part of a thingRepresenting the whole. What are ambivalences of texts?Polyvalencies in readings? What flows from this desireTo macerate the pulp of lifeInto a sodden … Continue reading

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