Tag Archives: Prose Poetry

sudden shocking discovery

The Best Stuff I Read This Week “Suffice to say, I do not feel the same enthusiasm around this technology … I understand that ChatGPT is in its infancy but perhaps that is the emerging horror of AI – that … Continue reading

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soon be fear

overshadow a long term goalwill soon be fearadjustment firstyou feelreal smalllcounter actionsee it notyou cannot beand that is all What I’m Reading: “I let my ringworm mind roll free.” — Charles Bukowski / On Writing

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roil dark water

Dark Water Tanka (redux) Lower the lifeboats—We tread nose-deep in the plague—Lifelines beyond us.We roil dark water and sink.The mermaids sing for no one. What I’m Reading: “To call your father and say, I’d forgotten how nice everyone in these … Continue reading

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left ventricle ablaze

bleeding heart aflame ive got the bleeding heart of jesus aflamesomebody say amen ive got the rhyzomatic bleeding heart aflamesomebody say amen my eyes are on firesomebody say amen ive got primordial matter sloughing this way and thatsomebody say amen … Continue reading

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color or effort

strange abstraction paper cacheimpositionsand tessellations half-inchbyhalf-inch one sees neithercoloror effort in men What I’m Reading: “With all the love and respect in the world, this song is bullshit, a grotesque mockery of what it is to be human, and, well, … Continue reading

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not to remember

haunted (found poem: erased manipulated & cut-up) selecta placehauntedspiritedimbuedwith days sticktimes and a noteof lightand sound shadowsomeoneand arise leave smellstextures phonea thoughtand memorythat sensorypockettalk afterwardcheckeverything youremembertry not to rememberjust observe What I’m Reading: “Saw sea waves rush ashoresome angry some … Continue reading

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a euchre poultice

Email from the Northern Country @ N+14 Hi Neighbors! Do you know leeks? I would lump to start a coalfield fire that meets subterraneanly on occasion and smolders . I did this when I lived in Michigan—it’s a veritable furnace! … Continue reading

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form of control

The Best Stuff I Read This Week “Has your copay increased?Right hip stiffened?Has the shore risenas you closed up the shop?And have you put your weightbehind its glass door to keepthe ocean out? All of it?” — Solmaz Sharif / … Continue reading

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this town was

sloughed (haiku) she sloughed off the past—this town was her place of birth,but she not of it.

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be just fine

Just Fine (haiku) Nothing understood,Nothing to rely upon—She would be just fine. What I’m Reading: “We are eroding. We are evolving. This is my mantra. The time has come to stop seeing ourselves as saviors and instead  see ourselves as human beings … Continue reading

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