Monday, April 28, 2014

text || Lawrence Upton

loose logic diversion


loose logic diversion
gloom prattling
maniacal young woman

liked her
between them
unpleasant in any sense

ticked softly
with kind responsibility

voices overrun
in the outer concentration
darker hoo-ha collapsing
moving onto a drab creature
added to graves

incident corroborated
by rooms extended across the winter

general reorganisation of scream breath
bigger priority than its process

well balanced on inspection
hardly unknown
to be released

the edge obliterated

the light inheriting a few seconds
mouth breathing

or almost no way

in the middle of the future

let it matter

recent experience

issuing irrational pastoral 

poem || John Pursch

Cowboy Ike Cargo

Cowboy Ike Cargo he swore he’d never wear a cardigan again, having been cropped by closing canaries, hull the whey dung to yellowing placemat dignitary by the likeliest Juana who’d heavenly slobbered awl hover his filial combed artificial limbs.

“Corregidor a mondo plank of Constantinople’s purest puerile sigh land, besmirched from Nubile Scootya’s highland guff, alimentary whey frond Snowfungland to Fluoridate’s peninsular suffering!” the Cowboy chirped at twaddle’s leaden seed militia, remitting swords flashier than antsy Juana can bobble hand choppy, wad with her pouting fence bean so blended into backwash shoptalk.

“Slaw dung, Ike Cargo; high kin barley kief hopping!” Juana repelled, switching genders in venous atelier to make a snuff pace to shame cows into culpability’s uppity sawed-off snot shin.

“…handymen sow forty tasered flowered knaves on shortly phased tenebrous monocles, firstly glazed with donut grasps in pockmarked phyla, desecrating anonymous ham hocks at dawn’s febrile unitary lotion sale…” Cargo he conned into droning’s proverbial global castaway inception broth.

“Calamitous assignation sift tar lever whiz when!” Juana exclaimed, bleating sow cries swirling from her sweaty beaded bowline, aft of scones what’d rotted weeks ago indie wake of dolphins, follicles, and droll snafus left savory watchword ooze by goody truly chewed Ike him shelf life, shelled to alacrity’s laconic imperative, snubbed to serrated sleet by longing’s feverish pitchman.

“Tackle swig o’ dishwater, sheared clean offal fronted jimmied shellfish horizon,” Cowboy Ike he offered flask and demonstrandum slaked his swollen thirty slam ding dong parchment infestation lung begotten seed hire. “Ahhhh! Thar ye go… Waddle heft mind shelf an udder wonderful glob…”

Hand weed at he tipped the flagon, vertical handy drained it, and chucked it clean howdy doodly outer swindled broken window, splashing shamefully corrosive droplets hauled ova tasseled wandered sills, burning wholes into floorboards and mastiffs and food-for-nodding gymnast sticks wad whence war tea beautifully hand-spoiled lugs o’ pristine surgeon materials.

“Whale eye nervosa wooden a-trinket drat staph antsy hoot, Cowpie Trike!” Juana resnorted, cackling hen his swollen face, all bubbly an’ volcanic as it was, canoe data heed drunk hall o’ drat venal liquid.

“Yayayaya… Properly blessed ye didn’t heft a chance to seven slake sewn machine has a dripping hove tat infernal bravado leverage, sucrose tease,” Ike assented, eyes a-bulging, sweating profusely, tugging at his pylon, rippling offal his soggy tie, now tearing human holes in his shirked topcoat, flinging shoelaces turd da wince, smelly toes sodden rupturing into swooping spatial aromatic vivification, rendering oxygen unbreathable, reeking habitual phlogiston crosstown hatcheries to spontaneous release hauled cram annals, flooding louts and goons through outlying streets, racking savory county and perishable parish with toxicity’s laminated and inimitable conjunctivitis outbreak, poising deviled dregs atop communal cisterns, fouling every drip o’ drab doxology-driven dunking drain forever hound disheveled Rumpelstiltskin lesions glowing hand-covered fistula in fearsome flotsam’s jellied pumpernickel O’Reilly fistfight caption breath, hauled off to gonorrheal kissing crate clubs sworn everyday from snow to mint julep frozen terrier deluxe.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

poem || Lawrence Upton


dark flames the conduit
a gun apprehended by now
some characters reappear
memory haunt

a bit of online love eight-legged
a knife goes straight
missing reconciliation
having fun

the source of accident
and sorrow
a part of itself
learning suffering


writing being fun
I was psychotic between stories
the same haunt

getting patchy
lamentation emerges
suffering filmed
spied upon in literary forms
half dead
missing something
a chorus of it
dying flamboyantly

having the run of the self
turning into the idea of writing
uncontrollably well known in memory
voices checking language inhaling goo
imagined rather

Thursday, April 24, 2014

poem || Jeff Harrison


drenched haiku
with winged self-clustering
lace mermaids
(O worthless rattles
of lace mermaids)
throat-walking from
quivery dead resignation
yes, yes,
by their throat-walking
is fraud bunny circle

text || Lawrence Upton

comfortable city


The comfortable city.
Gains on suspended cloud.
Bright where you will.
Visible on another record.

Saw the movie.
Be the movie.

Declared war.

Symptoms of madness result from submission.
Big wave turning.
Roughly saying.
Pretty, awesome.

The field the result.
The result the polis.

In all probability.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

poem || Keith Higginbotham

the threesome machine

of typescript curtains from this hunt for trio chaira children snows the void haloed as suburb—pipes fatigue a long circumstance of a seeming name band mountain & pain unrolled defective

squeeze all to rain I tied a fire to plains the fountain winced but backbone compliance two flowers trying thus the crude text window away mute my wings of barbed coax

inbox on stones for notion it splotches the exit workof nostalgic snow @ tree verve the tractor halfway is clothed a ghost novelornament box stairs escape animal foreground upgrades

stowaway on skin machines root the climates shredded entrance tree electric palms pedestal of the air blur midnight empress dutch ghost style light wasted to nothing king of boys because

undrink vetted asleep windows to text its forsideburns dropping—wearing reasons along glass fire vintage sentences of whereas gloat ashes hissing question these holes

sleep there while nude what blue grasslands are spiky in that stretched wound it’s the snag sway ceiling across: forget dying die-cast a quicksand quest minimalistic a bundled warming

they took mute deflowered halfway zephyrs the asphalt stairs the surrounding red scuppernong sky which grandfathers herd diagonal shade high-gloss pipes of away rifle available to the camera off

frame snows curfew world desperate for monotony thus the names diction root tincture nestle dearest soundtrack fatigue through emergency which house now has a foreground

the wool casts shipwrecked left out expanse on the superimposed retro boyhood in you @ lifeless well-blue a readout is countryside really configured; last of numbered muscles compliance

square a juncture a spaceship as spaceship aluminum won’t horse houses—salvation in echoes the vintage boys intimacy the landmuffled blue from sky threadbare prophets side moon which

system anything smithereens stars look out on the void absence wrinkled way cowboy what brick role houses backbone another door:the stars again plastic padding trees work to waterfall

bomb dreamscapes vanishing song composite rain the smudged floats cut rainbow bold combined the bayou ridge paper poem muddy muffled light with rings of mud safe John was high

noise drop-ins; the contrived moment sometimes after a handful stowaway flower parlors sex edges reductive like papers with fraud beyond the border strip real away from rhyme

industrial dusk superimposed rain uninstall composite with the threesome machine doubting halfway the afternoon sling skin bands on hymns halo of the interior human with bluish ornament

steam wind wash person continues carriage crown indefective stairs asphalt like asleep: nostalgic that wastes a lovely home like the ceiling poured only over half-equivalent motif

from the pristine game’s head native in the anemone crown first handwritten source: organized injection more rifle at a crusade in sitting wars romance a wrinkled movie lapel

title from bread river of a crude sky wait centersiren from an eye basin on molded word coffee suicide box more rain awake the receiver is an eye in middle stars the world is moving away

poem || Mitchell Garrard

breakaway flight school

be and our faces shutter
these, the hand fireplace.
how wife; still like roof.
a charcoal devoured.
terror ground where of
headset night. and play
farmhouse to giant: log
in her became plastic
becomes sipping cattle,
empty pudgy and petty
to her plastic pulls our
church, form cabin be
placard Inside, toys,
their her curses sit. his
benevolent man says,
every Sanguine she slaps
cheeses. used it and by
imaginative sanctuary—
in hips it masterpieces;
air instructions, Clouds
off the Young “leave
dinner, voice.” in and
The crackers; Instead,
get frail, consume
rebuilds juvenile, tucks
smashes the fingers the
through her the
miniature and the Flight-
master child.

Friday, April 18, 2014

3 poems || Felino A. Soriano

from Confirmations

day and accumulation of its instances

between silence and the
                                      surgery of its removal
remedies recall pluralities of uses, how each
hand and guide gain
an accessible purview of
                                      placing language here
among the pageantries of disconnected

water’s meander, the gist of physical abstractions,
gauge and narrow body-excavations, modular
smooth and softened,
singular or the multiplying
physics of an ensemble’s burgeoning

upon these dialogues,
part and apparition, each
participatory direction, each
splay and tonal maneuver
creates a fixating rendition of
tracking movement’s altruistic
causational pauses, and these
dialects of pairs, these sonnets
of unwritten species
contain and hide
                   momentums of isolated,

shadow and object

in revelation or
translation or
in the better explanation                             transvaluation

of stone
                    one, of flame 
tossed by the flinging memory of waste or
interrogation of a moment’s weakened
gesture: its



                   a between-version of living and absence              

sanctity and abbreviation
                                                condensed by the funnel of explicit


the              thesis                             faded
                                      found theory-a
          negating the experiential function as

subtle                                                reinvention

text || Lawrence Upton


no one being extreme within itself. syntax error. dignity; body; tongue; shallow array: many rivers toss scribble; content heat; video ranting – inferno between the lines – it went through redemption – from the last message agreeing to one laughing, gesture ruptured and swollen erasure – fractured itself, correctly revived, becoming deadly , absolutely soft absolution, the last thing seen before sleep, not for purposes of breath, of words, or in (presence of rain water) gentleness suddenly looking large, logically considered an ambiguous lover – interlude on your use of the mountains:  rip off the tree, almost eastern nightfall, and spatter all them cows