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December 19, 2016 / barton smock

{ghost light}

25% off all print books on Lulu with coupon code of 12THDAY25

my most recent self-published full length collection is {hick lore rabbit hole}, and is here:
http://www.lulu.com/shop/barton-smock/hick-lore-rabbit-hole/paperback/product-22914385.html

I am also hosting a goodreads giveaway for a selected collection {pictures of god don’t sell}:
https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/215453-pictures-of-god-don-t-sell

some very old poems:

[accident]

because
when mine stopped
your sadness
was still

moving

~

[the fixed]

i.

one crow
watches another.

your father
lifts

the patch on his eye.

as a daughter, you believe your mother
when she says

love only
what lands
what thinks
it can land

on its shadow. love only

the second
crow.

ii.

you are weak
but hold
that man

like a ladder.

~

[seashell]

the blur
of your thigh
in bathwater.

the deckle-edged
howl
of that baby
on the radio.

grandmother’s cough.

the rag
in the mouth
of the woman
washing

your husband.

stockings
you wish
would reach.

the one-handed
memo
of a painter
who slipped.

shirtless paperboys.

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