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July 19, 2016 / barton smock

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30% off all print books on Lulu thru the 24th with coupon code of LULU30

some of mine are there, including:

~ shuteye in the land of the sacred commoner [& other poems]
http://www.lulu.com/shop/barton-smock/shuteye-in-the-land-of-the-sacred-commoner/paperback/product-22744790.html

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

~

poems, from:

[ally]

the robotic jaw
lifting otherness
from a hole
in a body cast

no litter
of bewitched
kittens, no wild

crop
of soundlings
angry

at the wrong
life

~

[tocsin]

the singlemost mother has heard of a skin cream can turn one into darkness.

a bar of soap that reads palms…

on display for the poker face of birth, you are the vision footage dies for.

you have this father
leaves
no stone
unseen

this brother

haunted
by surplus
aftermath…

before it was an ear, it was where

she scrubbed

~

[On contact]

hold kitten
like a rifle. pop

a paper sack
at your father’s

ear. ah, your father

who was made to kneel

for two
maybe three
things

(god, shrapnel) a flying saucer

from the wreckage of his church

~

[purlieu]

a bruise, a school

of fish. a caterpillar

crossing

the floor
of hell. a thought

sick
to a son’s
stomach, a winter

glove
in spider’s
nightmare.

~

[notes for eggshell]

beneath the tethered astronaut of his dream

the impossible boy
misses

something small

the human ear, its recent
brush
with whale

~

[domain] for Katherine Osborne

falsehoods
I was sure
to say
to a horse, things like
god is sending
his middle
child
to collect
a drop
of my daughter’s
blood, or

it’s a sin
to be
1989, things I felt

I owed
the horse, that were
horse-like
in their stillness, that went
nowhere
when nowhere
was

come fly
or flat
earth

the dark’s
bitch

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  1. barton smock / Jul 24 2016 10:02 pm

    Reblogged this on kingsoftrain.

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