Hierarchy of poetry

dancing laughing fucking touching smelling listening recognising confronting fleeing remembering reading writing referencing cross-referencing name-dropping pretending to have read something doing things you hate every day

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A poem for everyone

some poems come as warnings they lie in wait like carefully placed bear traps and leap off pages in orchestrated waves poems like this are stored in tombs ancient romans fund their publication they scare cities universities pay researchers to master them —don’t let them stop you! there’s a poem for everyone some poems hibernate… Continue reading A poem for everyone

Broken lines

in meetings they all talk dead- lines and straplines and lines of engagement i look out windows and all i see are broken lines broken lines of the city architecture collapsing fences erupting constructions across a broken sky it doesn’t resemble the council blueprints the meeting agenda i break over rooftops and beat across power… Continue reading Broken lines

Liking things in secret

you like liking things in secret you like keeping things to yourself because public acts are degrading public acts are so coarse no one needs to know the things that explode in you you’re so self-contained you like liking things in secret you like to share secrets and they feel so much better when they’re… Continue reading Liking things in secret

Poetry reading

[wine stains eager lips lament burnt burgundy embers lost that autumn oh oh oh this and that] and this is how you act: you drop derrida in too eager too casual to bordeaux sentiment clouded sediment alcoholic lines continue building oak notes to false crescendo your voice breaks on you stumble on words from thesauruses… Continue reading Poetry reading

Lost property

there are so many pretty people round here pretty people to fall in love with with pretty clothes pretty hair pretty lips and eyes like nature to get myself lost within they must have so many pretty feelings inside pretty feelings to fall in love with such pretty hopes pretty fears pretty fantasies their lives… Continue reading Lost property

Gimme all your words

Give them to me shout them, yo! Gasp them quickly, whisper slow. Giggle words to me. Wig out all about your day! Let me hear just what you have to say! Paint me pictures with your words. Sing me something with those words of yours. Push air through your vocal chords, roll your tongue and… Continue reading Gimme all your words

The space between us

The streets are full, but all I see are the gaps. The streets are loud, but all I hear are the gaps. Surrounded by people, but moving through the gaps.

Just one more

just one more day absurd with you just one more word from you just one more just one more joke with you just one more stroke from you just one more just one more week with you just one more year wondering why the hell you care I know things never really last so I… Continue reading Just one more

The way that you speak to me

Oh, motherfucker you know me so well! Oh, motherfucker you know me so well! You can tear my heart out any time that you like. You can lean over: do anything you like. You can tear my heart out and feed it right back to me. You can just do that, ‘cause of the way… Continue reading The way that you speak to me