but with heave

Workshopped Word

I am an agglomeration of symptoms—
purposefully askew and tinny.
Closer to your interior benchmark—
akin to brainy and quicksilver—
but with HEAVE!

Diffident ain’t the workshopped word you’d use,
closer to big shrimp without the sea.

I really don’t know what I’m going on about,
but there’s something here I want to convey
about a dark impulse, black mold, and slow discord.

About density. Decency. About freedom leaking. Deflating.

(Then we clank to a full stop.)

What I’m Listening To:

“Our differences are irrelevant
To only name the flaws
Are excuses to not connect”

—Bjork / “Atopos”

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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