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June 14, 2016 / barton smock

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20% off all print books at Lulu today with coupon code of LULU20

all my self-published poverties are here:

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

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most recently:

/ shuteye in the land of the sacred commoner [& other poems] /

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

readings:

/ MOON tattoo /

purchase:
http://www.lulu.com/shop/barton-smock/moon-tattoo/paperback/product-22634440.html

review:
http://krystalsierra.blogspot.com/2016/05/between-language-and-narrative.html?m=1

reading:

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/ from [shuteye in the land of the sacred commoner]

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[untitled]

hell is a book.

she reads it
in a room
that’s alive.

attic or no, I want
to miss
my father.

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[untitled]

she reaches into the same hat for the rabbit he’s made disappear.

I sleep and the dark takes me for the bone

lightning
straightens.

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[entries for giants]

not a thing born
nor a thing
howled at
no
you are not
again
these things

the baby
it continues
to purple itself
where it can

it crawls, but is mostly stunned
by its own
vocabulary

the dog has the tongue of a cat

this is new

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[the exact]

father became the man his possession foreshadowed. mom had a purse full of spoons. brother bathed any form quiet enough to make the kitchen sink. I began to believe. I began to hear in the rock

the thorn
it spoke for. over the nest of a bird,

the nothing to eat.

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/ from [MOON tattoo]

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[catastrophe]

I am differently
afraid
of each
cigarette

thematically, father hopes

to operate
on a clown

compared
to his

my hunger
is having
a flashback

wheelchair, oh

to its dog
door
bliss

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[moon tattoo]

birth, or god’s
way
of erasing
our memory…

this
more than you
will hurt
my neighbor’s
doll

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