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April 28, 2017 / barton smock

films for headcase

i.

amnesia
the perfume
of a dead
ghost

ii.

sleepwalkers
for a more
christ-like

hand signal

iii.

blue hound at a pilot’s grave

April 28, 2017 / barton smock

snakes are made of nothing

I don’t know why it is that this thing in my father merely comes loose when in me it disappears, but am grateful that my mother can hear him getting ready for church no matter the rattling of my hunger at the weepy shapelessness of spoons.

April 28, 2017 / barton smock

acolytic

it does what it can
the world
to belong.

I saw a wheelchair
chase
an ambulance.

babies don’t know
they can’t be
alone.

we peopled this.

April 28, 2017 / barton smock

empty

grief
has a swimmer’s
stomach

April 27, 2017 / barton smock

tongue

a prop
fingerprint
from the object’s
dream
of being
touched
or a pig
that gets
fire
to keep
a diary

April 27, 2017 / barton smock

campestralia

i.

hailstorm a midwestern cairn for cracked eggs

hiccup
the small
afterlife

ii.

figures, maternal
step naked from a.m. houses
scream
to be
collected, we’ve all seen

the rooster
reenter
the clock

iii.

birth, go to heaven-

god
is time’s
way
of showing
history

that death
has no
experience

iv.

and the pestersome
bats
are asleep

in the cross
of Ohio
crows

April 27, 2017 / barton smock

{had you liked}

reblogging as today Lulu is offering 25% off all print books with coupon code of LULU25

kingsoftrain

this:

it is not a great deal, but Lulu is offering 10% of all print books today with coupon code of LULU10

mine, self-published, are here at something strangely named an ‘author spotlight’:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/acolyteroad

note: book previews on site are books entire. will send free PDF to anyone requesting, and free hard copy of any available title to anyone interested in writing a review. (such requests can be made to bartonsmock@yahoo.com)

also, I still have copies of a privately self-published chapbook, {BASILISK}, free upon request made to bartonsmock@yahoo.com

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that:

a reading from my collection {depictions of reentry}

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=WPQbGkFadk4

some words by Kazim Ali on my collection {eating the animal back to life}

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/poetry-foundation/reading-list-november-201_b_8538050.html

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some poems, recent:

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in my plainness a seesaw

in her dream jaw her dreamboat’s jawbone

in our daily belly

in the church of rolling our own
a…

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