Night

cool wet
shimmering
air
fingertips trace
arcs slither smoke
blossoming moon
crystal crown
jets howl
runways freeways
hissing pavement
spider defies
gravity
possum skips fenceposts
breeze blows
momentary
silence

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Euphoria

I.

Fingers
voices
tickled thin
through wires
atlantic to pacific
long be fore
eyes brushed
lenses

Landing
disheveled
with a sigh
bags mislaid between
holy land
sinners paradise
tentative

We
easing in two hot water
hastenings hinderances
humble
springs

You
pining
perfect portraits
possible futures
it was not me
you hungered for

I thirst fore
she who yearns
juice of my fruits
unfettered imperfect

II.

Black rock
pale dust
liquid heat

too much
two much
too high

Dark steamy
sweat-soaked sex
taboos shattered
myths exposed
truth
revealing
nakedness

Returning
car rivers
flowing through lost angels us
downshift
reverse

III.

Calendars cruise
years into minutes
and all our yesterdays
fade infinite

Again you fall
out of sky in too
my home
my bed
my heart
my head

Where have you been, and who are you?
not she who I recall in dreamemories

You
journeyed
sacred temples
built of fire
dined
blessed fruits one
taste opened heart
blossoms
trailing petals

IV.

lately

eye wonder ponder

who what where when
we next
and next
or
next?

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Angelica

I.

Vulnerable
in room of mostly strangers
Greg said
connect
eyes with someone

My gaze
yours locked
dam fractured
deluge of emotions
coursed forth

Later
stoned on
days passing
marijuana
and you
we connected
yet
didn’t

As these words pour
on page
why?
becomes present
only meaningless
answers
come

Fate
sadistic trickster
put us together again
partners
completing our circle

II.

You called
everyone
and only my voice
alone
calling back to you

Ocean pounds
her merciless
purpose
turning rocks to sand
the cliff
remains

Who were those people
you and eye
how can we be they
who slipped through fingers
into pasts
so long
ago?

Born anew
vulnerable again to each other
energized
butterflies
who once met
as caterpillars

That girl
I knew
namesake of my first true love
evaporated
burned away
heat searing
her
changing her
into Angelica

And now
in dark silent spaces
eye see
Angelica
Angel
dozen-petaled lotus
enveloping me
filling an empty place
I’d forgotten to fill
all lotuses blossom
until sun
rises out of his bed
greets us

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Uma

I.

Lustfully
searching
sex whores satiation
devouring desires
goddess
red hair
upturned
perfected
nipples

Yet
calling
more than
rawanimalust

From
Khajuraho
you called
sacred Sanskrit sounds
reawakening
remembering
long lost dreams

II.

We began

…sometimes…

sacred
enacting
divine contact improv
wands with in
temple’s radiant embrace
bursting light
prisms
thunder
shuddering
involuntary fractals of life

…sometimes…

profane
gorging
mosh pits of fuck
cocks thrusting
pussies slick in
splurging cum
sweat
heartbeats
biting
hungry arrows of passion

…sometimes…

soaring
above
golden paths
intwo glorious
magical mythologies
manifested

…sometimes…

engulfed
beneath
blue torrents
a part and abject
cloaked currents
continue

We

in downpour
of anger
unspent

ended

III.

Completions
without endings

All my lovers
ought thank you
both
divine dreams
deadly daggers
you were my
crucible forge

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Verbiage

met with
discussed
made by sitting even taking to the surprise of
emphasis, like to solve be solved by said
said, include also discussed
met with serves as
met with heading
picked up
told need need to keep
told try to take said got to handle
had worked in, said that do doing is thinking make is just feeling
interjected chalk up agreed exactly
told call to scrap got to have said not taking making lose
has taken starting finishing with
joked with has included have garnered
admitted have slipped said still considers
thought this am convinced that face going to be solved get a handle said
said, are costing
to try to highlight or amplify affects hopefully to give might take said
has repeatedly said not intended as were designed to boost envision
repeatedly called continued in finally settled
were shown laughing and smiling as walked reiterated to continues
think fascination with is not going to go away said
took aim at
now addressing starting to feel
were planned also decided not to greet didn’t grant visited in
comes at could have benefited lost had been considered, adding to raising
Asked by said no said be prepared to deal


~ An experimental poem created using the following cut-up technique:

  1. Find any source of text. (the first result from a random web search was used to create the above poem)
  2. Write down any verbs found in the text.  Also take any adjacent adverb, if one exists.
  3. Convert one paragraph of source text into a single line of poem text.
  4. Consider retaining other useful verb-adjacent parts of speech, but do not retain any nouns, pronouns or adjectives.
  5. Retain all verb-adjacent punctuation and capitalization.
  6. Do not add any punctuation or capitalization.
  7. Eliminate all forms of “to be”: be, was, were, are, is, will, etc…, except where “is” appears as an infinitve form of a verb, such as “is thinking” or “is sitting.”
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Sense Haiku

An all seeing eye
eats voyeuristically
sweat beads off my skin

Deaf ears desire sounds
lovers’ thighs on silken lies
between night’s creatures

Where hollow fingers
drum forth tight wrapped visions
lost fire touch now please

The nose finds it first
swimming winds sexscented lust
all inner gears turn

Snake tongue curls with hiss
suffocates victim on sheets
forgets eye memories

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Black Rock City Nights

Rich glittering glow
heart pulsing
loud as mother’s in fetus’ ears
modern gods of art
dance
fire and electricity
revive
old ways
pixies, demons, chanting monks

New spiritual order
open then closed again
again, guts churning of
foods, drinks, passions, poisons

Serpent mother
births
serpent young in
sparks, flames, jets
eddies of heat billow
while
southern Baptists
fear new Sodom

All hail cold and seething night
acolytes travel
inside art
become both art and artist

Mischievous cackling
mad scientist splits
night in two
air, static, lightning
minds of mad revelers

A man burns here each year
somehow renews us
fire, ashes, dust
gather into storms
blowing
hearts, minds, bodies
as one
one voice
swelling
boiling forth
into American night
crying freedom

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Yana (The Perfect Kiss)

in darkness
our mouths first found
eachother
soft then
electric next
percolating heat
soft slowing
again no
hard nip teeth
adrenaline
caresses
hungry slithering tongues
again yes
yes
yes
soft
electric next
tongues lips noses breathing
yes again
yes licking
yes thundering
heart
desire distilled

though our first
became final
six years since
memories of mouths met
perfectly your kisses
never fade
hold me hard latenight
all other mouths measured
against yours

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