Friday, April 18, 2014

Today's Reading

On Storm Day

while diversion
rebuked its weathered breath 
a lukewarm seat
spins inverted
across an arboreal replay


neon feathers dream 
a late-waking lassitude incumbent
past a breaking dawn 
that bled new platform laminate

repute imperiled the passion-dead 
version repeating delay the storm 


plaster invasion tissues
grate a ductile reprimand 
impaired awnings flare

shrieks of metal shred 
through fronds of palms
on polyrhythm winds


the fashion imbued
cortical dismay with critical heat
unclaimed sutures arm 

the threat with a cross blown wind

Farming Out

tractor animals
knead the landscape


beggars past due 
seek privilege pronouncement 
at the diamond core 
a heart freed from animus

occult as a true tanker fetish
enumerates the night’s felt heat
against a fenced enclosure


surrogate merchants
experience for sale as rent

a lonesome purpose less applied

a memory 
written in days to come



on land whose cattle bleat as sheep

What Was There When There Was

a casually cure-all bandana fixation
branding no cultural fritters allowed
needs coral deportment proceedings
to strike up a mannered stiletto band
posturing brambled doubloon regrets
molded blue as a stochastic holding
the golden gamblers bet the oddly
discursive fundaments a revelation
for the house indulging the scored 
privilege tanking under loose gesture
intended to refute button smashers
where their velcro lives fix the most
pandering attachments to suitcase
vouchers underscored the data mix
when solarium tenets decried vulgar
focaccia enclaves kneading help
rising from a context void of tomato
clearance receptors or roster checks
encumbered pestilence retractions
center on remedial clairvoyance sales
folded away from voyeur-toned flesh
inhabitants marked for regurgitation 
spill crying milk across tabloid crowns
while stationary mixtures purified all
tablet scars molded around billiard
scraps labeled eight-ball modem
fries encapsulated dowager bars
in fat vacuums packed for breathing
captive intention gasses outwardly
consumed with traction pits enacting
bitter resumes achieving impact
of vapor premises an under-reaction
stapled to vests short on tact or rayon
or fact imposed on ritual fur packs
ripening millennium harvest implants
before the best promises break back
porcelain reaction follies at a cubicle
onslaught left to mark its own deletion
cresting against halcyon breast bouquets
as a managed entry-level position slants
vertebrae four-fold across plier heads
open-jawed for inanimate nutrition fests
or a slackened buttress fortune waived
goodbye to all that matter of factoid
presence as an absence gone missing

Waking It Up

a concise detour
normal deathbeds added

on every step the donkey head
spit its low compendium murmur
distaff added for trance effect

a spindle that forced concern 


returning emblems
steel their fate behind rudder claims

no clamor left yearning
when their ferocity avails
defective padding bands

that source their coarse pursuit
beyond a modular stirring


manifold statements 
fuel omissions when tanked
élan believers thrive

on gases laughed 
when glad-handing near friends

Rebranding the Cavendish

an amphora cadenza 
renounced its mercurial grommets

when boring plenary futures
proclaimed new furor
to sea urchins pounding
cataleptic to shore

amorphous venereal anecdote teasers

upended the untamed muting 
reversing the mores that lessons teach

while the breached anomalies 
straddled through epiphany gardens
before their factored henchmen 

could replay the gardening fruition 
search among the mounting pocket

lessens that teach the more 

Provisional Certainty at the Counter

broken pizza futures 
cut loose their enamel
panels imperil repair

figurines tarnish
worn aspirations of the emblematic

brought to a drifting shore
despairing where minimal 
resounding calls a castoff 

last given 
enema tokens when redressed

no forwarding 
to the next address
no token circuit

linked to channel 
garnish with cheese 
splicing dramatic vinyl 

isotopes gouge the fury 
easy as infusions portend
conclusions remain, pending

Racking the Spices

a scream
for better paramecia

the toothless shore of a begging sea


vindaloo purchase restored
the hyphen-danger risk renewed
wagers bet across dried water

no candle left to light
the shoreline window’s slow death


the bored dream
spice and wet flavors

whether the dice cross on relay

or legless rumors
withholding their master's ease
in the rail booth


cells divide enigma
leaving clarity or search
for other

to flavor the pan’s burning oil

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

New Publications

NICTOGLOBE has published my latest text-visual poem in their new issue:
MADHATLIT has published two of my textual poems