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September 20, 2016 / barton smock

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my collection, MOON tattoo, is there, here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/barton-smock/moon-tattoo/paperback/product-22634440.html

poems from MOON tattoo:

[scale]

you can have it
the inside
of my mouth
a mirror’s
hell

it’s a toothbrush
lamb-dust

not
a moth killer

saint of consensus

god
a toy
that doesn’t
share, mosquito

the dream’s
church bell

~

[distant]

the child you won’t have because the child hates surprises. the story, your mother’s, of the pillow that struggled like an owl. the werewolf, humble, and afraid of clowns. the ramblings of a newborn. the twin boys of Cain.

~

[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

~

[capsuling]

mark my words, wrist

with god
as my impression

mark

insomnia

the mood was very bloody, the mother invented

sex
to scare
the kids, the mother

drank
cologne

I keep having the same baby

it comes
with a dream

~

[pristine]

I saw today a moth so large it could probably replace what it was your dad hit with his car. the size of things lately has me putting babies on the shoulders of those behind this groundhog-eating craze. I’ve moved back in with mother. I’m waiting for her to know. high note: they’re okay, my tormentors, they’re not surprised I’m ugly. my brother still believes his tongue is proof he was once made to swallow an extension cord. because of what happened, I’ll never be different.

~

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

reading: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QA5VYqmD79w

Fire Sign, by Katherine Osborne: http://www.electriccereal.com/bookstore/fire-sign-by-katherine-osborne/

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