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February 27, 2017 / barton smock

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dream told mom her fairy tale was having a nightmare

she sat up in a car being towed

the first time I seen beauty boy I thought my body was filling with mud

I came to in the knowledge of three gods

all pulling at the same creature
for pecking
at shadows

I washed my feet and my feet washed my ears

the woman
she don’t
cock her thumb
to shoot
birds
from a riding

mower

skin, the highlight
of any
birth

don’t pray
for the human
pretzel

February 27, 2017 / barton smock

{care}

Free mail shipping on all Lulu print books today with coupon code of MAILSTACK

mine, here:

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/acolyteroad

* all book previews on site are the viewed book in its entirety. will send free PDFs per request. also, all titles will be sent free in hard copy to those interested in writing a review. inquire, request, here: bartonsmock@yahoo.com or bartsmock@gmail.com

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most recent work:

eating the animal back to life
10.00
315 pages
published July 2015

http://www.lulu.com/shop/barton-smock/eating-the-animal-back-to-life/paperback/product-22277755.html

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earth is part earth and there’s a hole in the sound I made you from
9.00
98 pages
published December 2015

http://www.lulu.com/shop/barton-smock/earth-is-part-earth-and-theres-a-hole-in-the-sound-i-made-you-from/paperback/product-22503167.html

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MOON tattoo
9.00
114 pages
published March 2016

http://www.lulu.com/shop/barton-smock/moon-tattoo/paperback/product-22621263.html

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shuteye in the land of the sacred commoner (& other poems)
7.00
114 pages
published June 2016

http://www.lulu.com/shop/barton-smock/shuteye-in-the-land-of-the-sacred-commoner/paperback/product-22744790.html

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FOUR
12.00
340 pages
published June 2016

http://www.lulu.com/shop/barton-smock/four/paperback/product-22756947.html

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depictions of reentry
9.00
146 pages
published August 2016

http://www.lulu.com/shop/barton-smock/depictions-of-reentry/paperback/product-22811652.html

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hick lore rabbit hole
9.00
124 pages
published October 2016

http://www.lulu.com/shop/barton-smock/hick-lore-rabbit-hole/paperback/product-22914385.html

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pictures of god don’t sell
12.00
378 pages
published December 2016

http://www.lulu.com/shop/barton-smock/pictures-of-god-dont-sell/paperback/product-22977531.html

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surprise for me a crow
8.00
104 pages
published January 2017

http://www.lulu.com/shop/barton-smock/surprise-for-me-a-crow/paperback/product-23034353.html

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NOTE: I have a privately self-published chapbook {BASILISK} that I am making available for free from now through the end of March by request only. if interested, one can provide me with a physical mailing address via message here or to bartonsmock@yahoo.com

as my brothers tie me to the world, the mailing of the chapbook will also include a short work by one NC Smock, one of said brothers. it is here:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/noah-smock/what-i-tried-to-tell-you-when-you-started-to-dress-like-me/paperback/product-22998355.html

February 27, 2017 / barton smock

entries for beginners

horror and recognition are functions of the past. I brought to your campfire an empty dollhouse. I lit with eyesight a haunted cigarette. it’s not your baby, it just can’t flee.

February 26, 2017 / barton smock

entries for homewrecker

I am looking for the phone no one hears. the phone I use to call people I want to hang up on. my son has not yet become the size he wants to be when he’s with me. I hope he has friends. I hope his friends know that to be taken by aliens means god is serious about studying who misses you. I don’t believe in god nor in those given a shorter time to think on death.

February 26, 2017 / barton smock

entries for pedestrians

the future sees itself as a man unable to be forgiven in an Ohio of pawn shops and nakedness

February 25, 2017 / barton smock

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a man enters the dark to say blind is beautiful but he doesn’t die there. the sick child

a dream unable to sleep

February 25, 2017 / barton smock

entries for children

remember, it is dark and memory is god painting with the blood of those he would create