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March 16, 2017 / barton smock

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my most recent full length self-publication is there, is small, is eclogue and fetish. link below.

{surprise for me a crow} Jan 2017
http://www.lulu.com/shop/barton-smock/surprise-for-me-a-crow/paperback/product-23034353.html

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poems from ~surprise for me a crow~:

[firearms]

I king my scalp with smoke-damaged eggs. a man is here from the church of predictable witness. each sound is worse than the last.

~

[birdthings]

/ those who’ve boiled mouthwash in a baby’s bottle

/ my ice-fishing father’s crystal ball

/ the leaf
that prays
for hand

~

[figuration]

i.

a lifejacket that small

my answer
is no

ii.

no
has one

eye

iii.

god is coming to touch your foot

~

[minutes with my son]

a harp
is the imaginary
secret
a spider
keeps
in the clockmaker’s
eighth
dream

~

[her faith]

motion detectors
on the loss
of imagination

the dream
aware
of its fame

the toy exile of a lightning storm

the scene

anti
pastoral, deadpan

crow
in mom’s
blue streak

dolls
moved
by what
she ate

~

[the world of names]

a mention
here or there
on the police
blotter, a chicken
scratch
on a giant’s
petition
to condemn
the church, kids
we lose
to birth

~

[showings]

seashell as failure. bread my raincloud.

touching my face in a clueless dream

on sorrow’s
blank
horse.

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