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November 8, 2016 / barton smock

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hey all, the first five people to email me at bartonsmock@yahoo.com or contact me on facebook will receive a hard copy of my newest self published collection, [hick lore rabbit hole]

the subject line or the body of the email, or both, should include some variation of ‘fuck off’

some poems from the collection are below:

[madrigal]

we know he’s sick. ya body, ya body.

an angel of nonsense, this dying…

god’s
inability
to memorize…

/ I will say to the maker of doors

your mother
gave birth
standing up

~

[laconicism]

sex, make your face.

my father returned a clock
hair
fell from
a birthmark…

deaf as a housefire
my brother was raped
in two
tents, he pulled our mom

from a clown car
a tornado
died
in hell

~

[rune]

I burn
sticks
for dreaming
dogs

/ forgiveness

you empty
crow

~

[circa (ix)]

at a therapy session
for those
unable
to dream
I am handcuffed
to my mother
whose imaginary
lover
has lice

a baby born with a wig
rattles on
about sleep

death’s eyepatch

~

[circa (xxiii)]

hunger is a clock devoured by worship

the rabbit hole
burdens
abyss

~

* book is available here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/barton-smock/hick-lore-rabbit-hole/paperback/product-22914385.html

** preview on site is book entire

*** currently, Lulu is offering 15% off all print books with coupon code of READSAVE15

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I read some poems, quietly, from it…here:

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