like a mouthful of tadpoles from the warm pond between her, eggsucker blues.

the coagulate and i slur briars. milk sun is on the fishhook and the snake oil ear

burns. look at your vitrine legs now, new pony. now that we know we’re not going

anywhere. consider the mixed metaphor of skin, why you cryin. like a grape that

knows it’s been plucked too late, i’m set free. aluminum sleaze in the lorca fade.

hypnagogic white plum blossoms falling, soaking up the blood. i’m gonna make

some friends in heaven, cuz none of you assholes will be around. i’m gonna leave

my body in your trundle bed. 

 

*

 

death loves poets loves milkweed camaros & plymouths flung souls any thing

obsolete lust humming telephone wires passenger eyes something about a toad

come loose death loves cousins & stale bread eaten by swans i felt torn awake

at yr funeral death loves station wagons creosote flares a library book about

hammerhead sharks from earlville elementary the  interior blue corn field the

haystack like shoulders forever turning away death loves bergamot & yr little

brothers nosebleed on the pillowcase of sealed envelopes kissed from a bridge i

lived in a music no one will ever 

 

*

 

afloat on a cardboard sea

afloat on a cardboard sea

asleep in black poppies

 

*

 

afloat on a cardboard sea

asleep in black poppies

: dont write back

 

*

 

           asleep in black poppies

strumming skull dowry blues,

feel better––––

 

*

 

      as if the sound 

     were in root to 

       some one under

 

*

 

you will learn to live – 

behind the back –––– 

of your own life ––––

 

*

 

      as if the sound 

     were in root to 

       some one under

 

*

 

O

           skeleton

                 with broom

 

*

 

just a little cat

aclysm of marrow love

comes back

 

*

 

skull dowry blues over 

black sunflower fields

a duct tape sea

 

*

magenta sun

drenched cap

itulation to 

yrlyricneed 

 

*

              onlythey

              theyonly

 

*

 

a duct tape sea

        blue poppy 

    all night running

every night––

 

*

 

         a scarecrow with a dobro

theyonly allnight o

   skeleton with broom

 

 

*

 

             allnight running cardboard

            absorbing : dispensing love

            allnight running cardboard

 

*

 

             adrift on the yule sea talkin

               bout Malcolm Lowry trading

              scotch tape for duct tape for

 

*

 

even in death my

       time on your earth wine

dark wine sweet

 
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