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June 23, 2016 / barton smock

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30% off all print books on Lulu today with coupon code of LULU30

my newest thing is called ‘four’- it is not a whole creature but a combination of my last four publications. clever title. I am sorry it’s 12.00- I am always sorry. it’s here:

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

I don’t know why it’s called a spotlight, but there are others, here:

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

and, some poems, from:

~

(—)

a palm reader
with mouths
to feed
does
my mother’s
nails. I overhear

I love
babies
but god
they live
so long.

my brothers will tell you
I avoid

capitalization

eating
in front of others

threesomes

who was it
asked

from whose memory were you erased?

~

[warm body]

her nightmare
from the era
of hibernation
revolves around
a baseball
made
by her husband
from the cobwebs
found
soaking
in the mouths
of babes

(mouths)

dry
from dreaming
of the sponge
bathed
by god
in the egg
of a spotless
crow

~

[fathers]

to see a stone
as ruin’s
pursuit
of aftermath

one must share
this dream

of arriving
on earth

to pray

~

[prose]

god was created to remember everything. so says the rock to the tooth starting small.

there is a gallery of unfinished work and a space for the baby to crawl through.

her feet stick out of the mirror she’s been using to give birth.

lost: frostbite. lost: space suit.

will work
for feeding
tube.

holy asthma
holy

crossbones

old hat
this human
head.

~

[black sites]

we indeed
are deaf
from going
nude

the floor is writing on the earth

it is better
than having
roaches

childbirth
comes to
in a bat
dying
in a pillowcase
for what
the weeping
flightplan
of a drunk
stork…

what tree cannot reach
mother scratches
with a broom

~

[cries]

we are
each one of us
the smallest
person
on earth

one is never too old
for god, never

too old
to surveil
the deaf

/ I know from your palm
what your hand
will drop, mother

cooks only
meat, father

is every
nightmare
she has
of her exodus

from apologue

/ having populated

the myth
of orgasm

the baby is empty

~

also, in the non self-published realm of credence, Dink Press published in April 2016 my chapbook [infant*cinema], which is here:

http://www.dinkpress.com/store/infant-cinema-by-barton-smock

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