Friday, April 28, 2017

poem || David Jalajel

fidget

never mind the crimson flash of gleaming
scissors snipping leaves down off the flowers
in a four-game hitting streak through combs
some tangled movements or another factor
might distract successful means outguessed
and unaware reflecting little more
your strong and idealistic bent right down
to judge how little or how much your co-
workers and customers believe you’re calling
on fortune teller windows won’t receive
your imprecise astrology predicting
a callous skepticism any good
officer accidentally fires the gun
while taking money from the teller drawer

6 poems || John Pursch

Syntax Plop

Ceilings fill
with peerage
plumbed from
causeway finish.

Guttural
equivocation
usurps childhood.

Syntax plops
a pronoun
into wet
cement.


Guam the Second

Ossified in
sandwich arc,
orca teeth
cave in.

Inner tofu dries
titanic swan.

Foci gather rain.

Faltering in
endless hours,
Guam the second act
aligns.


Blox

Arctibuliar pharigulam squontach truel, pinieopture stelanfrontius brone mutuelien spren guontar mone, offrig grenentoch iliam sprobletie groumen spone chieb. Orogarantia efflector prosm, estudiem crophi galiopten zirion bloster quoodle, orograntle murchenten boilun arionod xuphion. Squadgle! Esquipartiose moom krollo pubble esida sweng! Manty erruptiad orousect arkle chem uv aiadonud conirphasious elionthuser poliospeg senctum. Carow smolly atimel seight oham colombic quertizian pelty ima exacrop sleger hasky; skiddle tontfer entiumal balanketuv teps angae. Paybe swongor nimup seaz quirian dootha dree, dorle dee momble, upplidate aimy shupand waty blox (chemsy altoni sinkedyphe). Plutad swaque peity loosuph tata, swidgis hallveg joasta dow. Bockin swoffdie narby kunkles, oushime socule arkantien appiliary wox. Hies idgin, saihay! Aihai senburgloniam spelenquot athorian palciemey, sunpujectin fluppy graige ahuv luburioux nordate erum. Whele sepirage hoggle meastian ominesce, lufting brockt adiog swamma coled. Quime achems huspoo plimly; cowoulp heagen spronuv tiese orps beanile santon benklickie dowr? Aiphomounly ungamin zitijust amuoustebie hinterosm houghd, gwepun axepicted phlencher fielmer, swadawl tiemed suptur imma swammy calon soyler murd, geloaft slerepht achee usoar exulious favea phlant.


Stevedore

Seashore beckons
gully bubble
inward.

Duke of honorific
phoneme grooms
a sweaty ingot.

Yawning
alteration pogo
fogs official hue.

Hollers
hump
a gargle.

Periodic haddock
swell to
stevedore.


Summer

Zirconium cake
ingratiates
a gush.

Eternal cold
encrusts
a moo.

Mutandis
emendation
rests iconic.


White

Stones drag under
drowsy pepper.

Gravity impugns.

Crunchy angst
eclipses feral roof.

Graduated licorice
equalizes pleasure.

3 poems || Lawrence Upton

Expressions of Interest # 1

advertisements! cried the vector, ubiquitous; the facing abscess! die, invitee.
avid. millions of instructions per frozen second, water pip.
us visit ease taut peg west away.
advertisements! lied the victors, automatic. aura jabber thump.
I'm a good guy, you're a good guy. iterate.

just akin small sorcerer. piddling its tug.
tatty ivy splash, paunch, stout suit, oval-shaped, said wicked its sail.
erupt, punch, droop put; evil, attests aide, decorate a cake.


Expressions of Interest # 2

more stock; it's easy.
glide, upward waive ivories, natural; erupt!
jab picturesque, overhead vacancy with bones.

ice. divas ivy tit blow sylvan aloft, dissipate ivory; dewier pot thrust idol-worshipping distrait; white things.


Expressions of Interest # 3

top!
aim, pass, knock wrong.
cream-coloured dew.
frozen water. decay hanging verity. it's a fade.
.
explode atria vatic. ulcerish. stroke aid.
ice dips flesh deteriorating. thump. wicked video.
.
it's a snap, idyllic upturn.
repeat.
vying tug rams aid away.
suspended, taut frame.
it's the dewier pot you love to swallow. i have said so.
you can trust me. I have said so.
whoop it up.
use the keyboard. dexterity jackpot way. tap devoutness, vixen.

3 texts || Volodymyr Bilyk

Queen - Yeah interpreted in Ook

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Kyuss - Yeah interpreted in Ook

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Ernest Hemingway's Blank Verse interpreted in Morse Code
 
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Friday, April 7, 2017

poem || Jeff Bagato

Forensick Recovery (Ring in the News)

                             boing ding
                                             smoop
                Thursday
                                    Lower L
                      do not supply
                                          gov't contracts
                                  to the innocent
              Chandra dead
                                                   again with new
                         evidence of a
                                             bing
                                                     smack
                                  loplop     toop
                            jury summons for all &
                                                   some of 'em
                                           twice;
                    make mine congressional,
             you dig?
                                                can
                                 it circulate?
                                                      NO!
                  free boxes,
        free forensick woods
                              search for all victims,
                     & full cranial recovery
                                            when you finally
                                (kick it)
                                      consult the victims:    you
                 can find the perp
                                         parp, pork
                            ping—
                Thursday, in the news,
                                              in the news,
                                in the
                                      ding ding

Friday, March 17, 2017

pome || billy bob beamer

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3 poems || John Pursch

Moo Said Sedated Flea

Fury kneels counter to salt, silting up the arboreal purblind few who imitate the owls of golden time machines, of output inculcation geese, of any avian antimony, altered impulse efficacy, orthogonal pewter, feckless futuristic watch fob dangling dappled in dunes of naysaying sons.

On and awesomely angular, awnings bedaubed with grain, crane droppings, praline prawns, crumbs of quadrangular yet garrulous Geronimo impersonators, naïve Americans, predated debutantes, etudes in meanly sinuous coral keys, eyes beaming into pillbox scans for early sentries, lame flowered tanks of jellied questionnaires, showering the cave-ins with stag alacrity, mightily idiosyncratic fads, beverage spills, yelping globule spatulas in seaboard tufa claims of periscopes, of carried tropes, a glove, a muted dame.

Applause erupts behind an oboe, a roar, a whistling balcony of calling cardroom vanguard veer from launching pad to pod collapse to gantry gentry goofball gents to given gallantry, gently subsiding into dusk. But nod jest yacht, the sheep’s still glowing, the scow’s inner scorn, wherefore why fend fonder flimflam morph to folio imbroglio, moo said sedated flea.


Gyroscopic Hiring Fig

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Silesia in Hyperion

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2 poems || Hugh Tribbey

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poem || Lawrence Upton

Ballet Music
for Alaric Sumner

payer cycle anneal;
catch old man zany;
reach wide emulsion, near at hand;
hoof an acne end nuance.
wrought iron pain.
pox vessel end.
capture sun compensation, lineage enema.
tycoon cash on delivery payees;
pox emollient; bewitch;
pays space an acne;
encode drop anal ennui.
for example, can delinquency shopper aspen?
liability each enable engraved plate remove aspen.
chafe and compare a few.
smudge approval pursue.
distinguished aspen stingy.
each in his own way cant.
yank poor.
cerebral cycle aspen.
ghastly each year rod poor neck aspen elm.
assessment poor.
clutter aspen.
lexicon each year enact cyclic affect.
coadjutor ecru confusion. liaison eager esteemed, pruned.
coagulate toy.
eagerness canteen distribute.
tea party crucial cones scene.
ghastly eagerness latter pursue.
confusion.
chic eagle-eyed ladylike prance.
coal peace toy dirt.
tycoon merchandise shoal.
ghetto ear bend pure carer over-indulge toy.
ear trumpet colouration myopic purblind zany over-indulge tables.
earlier myriad remove cane pen toy.
hue astigmatic poor.
nude confusion tier. co-ordain atoms.
etch age entitle agreed open-end revel symmetry end.
nudge shelf aghast tum-tum multifarious.
rabbit pen oak kudos expression comfort.
molest.
clack end unnumerous.

story cycle taxicab praise.
mince the ceaseless water, ceaseless common, steeple.
Ireland debt cogs neon caustic.
cultivate crime leisurely reap.
the field avow estuary on trim precocious tattle unpin space.
pox fascinated bottlenecking record large direct.
gutter.
end ladylike.
sun caprice imbibe meter. cube.
pox epic lob miniature field chest.
gay, use neon exemplar agog are.
macho eye; sat dust close.
punt; independent sweet uncut.
end pa pry; gin soggy.
arrogance shrub, broaden immoral, sure.
cane pin invitation embody. bake.
swine ton roamed gurgle.
sure yen spirit.
anticipation explain.
rang. entitle.
staring hottest
open-end assessment bag.
jingle tubing.
mince impromptu.
park steeple debasement.
cogs neon; epics are potent.
sat.
mar.
yes clogs; launder sweet.
end pap; cream huge; age cave.
suture land; snob.
end; hello.
avenue, black; inconstant encode.
morons.
boor.
boor.
ladylike.
dot.
reap; on trim quicken.
side neon unpins, pox antagonist high tongue mince field close; universal.
assistant amount.
captivated toy.
orchid.
toy merchant.
toy.
pruned confusion toy.
prussic aspen per.
support poor.
student.
poor.
aspen.
security.
aspen.
settle.
poor coerce.
aspen, excitable rest.
unpin.
end user neck.
aspen function unpin.
cycle.
anemone.
anemone.
anemone.
anemone.
anemone.
anemone.
anemone. recurred, postponed open-end.
crime, bag.
jingle tubing.
mince, park; are. sat.
clogs, launder swell.
end, change large.
snob.
end, assumed levying, cube annex, pox; she laughs assigned morons; buckles; end, epic; them sign reap.
afield, we, on trim; tongue mince field close, node; geese use neon; recurred; entitle, enrolling; open-end.
repave bag.
jingle.
tubing.
mince, park, debt cozen; are. morons, sat; launder swell.
end; ensigns, jammed; large.
southerly anode, snob.
end apex; her egoism medley; graphical user interfaces doffed, avenue, legally, cube.
ennui; epic; whom assign morons.
oaks yen, buck; end old age pensioners; enchant, man thumb assign reap; on trim; end unpins; sitting bright on mince field.
clogs node, geese; recurred; name gentile linearly; den open-end.
bag.
jingle tubing.
mince park; are.
sat; swell.
end; jammed; crag; large; snob.
end; cube.
inane; man, reap.
on trim.
morons.

winch rising; mince field close.