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The Courgette Waltz

as quick as cauliflower in the eye of a comet before a meeting of the parliament of shadows moondrunk & sparkled with the opals of a distant galaxy dancing on a bridge of crows my teeth in a sling demonstrating fire with a flowering hand in the last important railway station as ivory & iron making a forest out of …Continue reading →

Memories of Irresistible Toys

& if you think about it the meaning of a poem nailed to a door with an umbrella a sewing machine a fire extinguisher puppet strings & tattoo ink loneliness & memories mirrorballs & cattle prods for a hint of mint & a spot of honey going at it hammer & tongues an explosion of news & entertainment & a …Continue reading →

Sonnet for Everyone

an explosion of fire-flowers bursting through the midnight — & the glass & the sky are dueling with a frosty edge vagabond stars & aging gods dance beneath the whispering clouds that pass in eloquence like a squirrel on velvet & the moon queen is my secret wife my oldest love my snowfall heart in the indigo circle of dawn …Continue reading →

Cherry Blossom Cascade

spring is here & it’s time to define all possibilities as sound & infinite my delirium as distinct as a silver lion in red roaring robust quantities this fervent fever will collide in the scope of endless expanses a death-defying breath of storms crackling air charging the heir apparent blossoming the backwards base blooming the cherry mash this will go …Continue reading →


fare thee well my friends take these tears & puzzle pieces & carve a new pathway towards your bursting stars like lemon drops & flowers leave footprints on the ceiling as you ride tidal waves & gailforce winds YOU are the heaviest weather i know & even if i’m just a ghost an echo a reflection seen from afar remember …Continue reading →

Green Sunday

in the heart of the heart of my head i found: mosscovered bones & jewelled monsters medicine jars & honey pots jellytumtum language an absolute thirst for sabotage your sister’s mostforgotten baby straw spun from gold my incisors in an icecube trap a hunger for miracles a hatful of chopchop poetry balloon letters & mirror pools a knitted cap magnets …Continue reading →

Mercury Rising

like an elephant i am with my face in my trunk & i’m digging through junk digging in the dirt i’m just trying to find all i left behind at the end of the beginning when i gave it all away shook hands with the devil in exchange for some brains i had mud on my hands feet in the …Continue reading →


oh you devil you! the sunpuffed days of spring are here & we are all haloed & hallowed so– meet me by the rabbitpatch in your grabbity finest take my hand & kiss me underneath the velvet tree oh you sweet swift pixie you! with our heads on fire & our dancefilled pants let’s let the balloons go free while …Continue reading →


vagabond vagabond oh velvet rush of flesh, flesh & bone, skin & bone kiss skin swimming starlight ocean rush of green, green velvet, green fuse, flash of green, green skin, green flesh, flesh is grass, green grass, green glass, skin is glass, ocean flesh, glass & bone, fish & grass, oceanic, wash of green, green drop drop flesh in oceanbed …Continue reading →

Jump Cut

i really wish i could be the boy in that frame the one in old-movie grey all manhattan-sharp & paris-smooth the boy you constantly study but instead i just stand here quiet & small cudgeled by my kansas banalities & you dance like a spider on fire i swear i could never move like that serpentine byzantine gilded, glided, glad …Continue reading →

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