Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Mutable Refuge

PROTECTIVE INTIMACY 

"tunable, coherent, immeasurable" 
(Rod Smith, the love that is truly a refuge for all living beings) 


any other form of 

like interruption 

would be something 

quite different 


simulated life-emission 

like minded tolerance 

biochemical indices 

indicate cadence 


radiation gradient 

bleak body deformation 

as active aperiodic 

empirical discharge 


spectra like previous 

with extreme punctuation 

thus the disjunct sun of 

luminescence immeasurable 


Monday, March 13, 2017

Disjunctive Conjunction, or Murk Gurgle

THUDDITE 

That flowery spreadsheet, actuarial 


          albeit indeterminate 


                             with immersive flourish, embellished 


                    (parenthetical)     thud operative 


whether proviso cite or source muster, 


          code-work heroic 


                              cast alike 


all extant nothing     (and indelibly so) 


                    more or less 


                              well-chilled 


          intransigent capital, 


dread fetch 


          in tinned swelter, 


                              the seemingly likely 


                    glandular factory 


enhancement as 


          retrieval past value, 


                                                  apt lapses 


                    apropos 


retroactive flush          (glut sputter) 


                              hence 


                                        froth-benefit analysis 


          "quite rightly" 


                              arbitrarily obliged 


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Coda

~n-chant(s)~


held Her

eternity burden

further impermanent

earlier galaxies

eventually embodied

then unearthed

entangled in

tranquil veil

sleep-genius

"cover me"

drowsy che(e)rub

bearer of abeyance

our own aroused

avowal equal to

arborescence my

spectral companions

lustral all

scathe not

anything like resistance

(scorpion tongue

or turbulent Her

interiorized audacity

comprising time

current converted)

as essential as

seldom understood

of this

earthly concealment

let me

grapple in silence

among therapeutics

(within gnawn song

nestled reticence)

murmur after

grove extension

synchron-based

this Orb

with what allows

to draw by turns

experiential even grieving

each must accrue

so muse how much

extinguished

rose as was

why mimesis

sacred fire-sheaf

status granted

image-stair(e) emptied

mouth each

fixed beam home

azimuth posture-cloth

impossible form of

a coiled birth

enigmatic leap

speech stoops to

save us (we be grief)

so I as refuge obsolete

domain around death

through slim crimson

a b s t r a c t e d

those tears

so much sung

to distort

a series of gasps

another sovereign kiss

destination embodiment

my unlisted

simulacrum

suppose cosmos

in despair

craving empathy

our holy tether

give them

their ghosted desire

else deft razor

praying water

("do not rescind species")

animal people

here too prey

rising from light

where canyon embraced them

having devolved upon air



[An earlier version was published in The Alterran Poetry Assemblage, December 2002.]

Sunday, March 5, 2017

No Doubtful Asphodel

TH/IN PIECES 



cry

o

gene 

o

void 

em

bod(h)i

ment rai

sed sed

iment 

essent

ially 





cir

cadian os

cillation in

tercel

lular 

chro

nosphere 

reser

voir per

turber 

verge 





por

tal err

or ver

itable 

dor

sal sal

vation 

irration

al opal 





savan

nah 

affi

davit 

arch

aic ache 

a

gate to 

a

llopathic 

o su

zerain 





resi

dew 

s

urface 

dur

ess 

irradi

ated 

pain de

mesne 

Friday, March 3, 2017

Logical Depth

Behold an almost votive commotion at the table of dissolute muses. Their intimacy is brittle mimicry, prismatic glances in hand mirrors and ludic tattoos. A somewhat machinic bit of obsessive-compulsive theatre (damsels de-stressed, in celebratory mode) amid the usual lavish inactivity. She who must be accommodated arrives late to the occasion. As for a continuous present, the key would seem to be the logical depth of its virtuality. 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Convex Resonance Event

So begins the disappearance of the world. Those who remain remain implicated. An insect trust in the process. The thought is not the magnetic field of that feeling. Hieratic digital entities retroactively absent. The manifestation emits presence but is elsewhere. An immense din splinters into silence, intricate artifice of the contingencies unhinged. Then spent starlight shivers and disappears into the intermittent music of the hemispheres. 

Monday, April 4, 2016

Imaginary Anthology

Some Names for an Imaginary (and Probably Impossible) Anthology (beginning with bp and including those with birth-dates from 1944-1966) 

bpNichol 
Victor Coleman 
Steven Ross Smith 
Norma Cole 
Michael Boughn 
Sharon Thesen 
Colin Browne 
Steve McCaffery 
Lissa Wolsak 
Pete Smith 
M. NourbeSe Philip 
Brian Henderson 
Lary Timewell Bremner 
Meredith Quartermain 
Richard Truhlar 
Anne Carson 
Christopher Dewdney 
Phil Hall 
Dorothy Trujillo Lusk 
Susan Clark 
David Dowker 
Lise Downe 
Erin Moure 
Karen Mac Cormack 
Camille Martin 
Peter Culley 
Kevin Davies 
Jeff Derksen 
Sylvia Legris 
Steve Venright 
Lisa Robertson 
Christine Stewart 
Nancy Shaw 
Deanna Ferguson 
Margaret Christakos 
Dan Farrell 
Sina Queyras 
Louis Cabri 
Adeena Karasick 
Catriona Strang 
Darren Wershler 
Christian Bok