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May 6, 2021 / barton smock

(signed copies of self published titles

I currently have three signed copies each on my person of the self-published titles listed below.

animal masks on the floor of the ocean
June 2019, 124 pages
signed copy 15.00

an old idea one had of stars
Feb 2020, 58 pages
signed copy 12.00

rocks have the softest shadows
Dec 2020, 237 pages
signed copy 20.00

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May 6, 2021 / barton smock


city 53

It took three zeroes to invent loss

All three had to think of nothing
for I don't know

how long
This last


May 6, 2021 / barton smock


city 50

We picked flowers and the elevators stopped


city 51

Some days
see us



city 52

I could've been so young

May 5, 2021 / barton smock


city 49

I can't sleep any slower
but heard you
in bear 
Nowhere's middle
Of our brush
with birthmark
May 4, 2021 / barton smock


city 46

A paper airplane on fire in a helpless mirror


city 47



city 48

Nothing in a rabbit remembers void's birthday
May 3, 2021 / barton smock


city 45

If I die at the end of this book, 
I'm already dead.
May 3, 2021 / barton smock


city 42

Dogs, I'd say

For their panicked 
longing and cricket 


city 43

In which my left hand 
for my left


Cannot kill a spider 
in a haunted barn that another barn builds


city 44

Keeping the baby despite its perfection
May 2, 2021 / barton smock

Thimble Lit Mag / Skin To Skin In An Unmarked Life

Thimble Lit Mag is a cool place for anyone to be, and you should definitely be present and become a patron of theirs. Also, they are having a drawing this month for my chapbook Skin To Skin In An Unmarked Life. 

Read about it here

April 30, 2021 / barton smock


city 39

My copy of god's longing

was it sent


city 40

The dream on its deathbed
sees a film
on emptiness


city 41

Animals pretend to live here

But don't
eat much

April 28, 2021 / barton smock


city 36

A running shower that prays impossibly on the body of our lowest sibling for the return of a bomb-maker's homesick drone


city 37

An angel burned for soundproofing crows


city 38

On tv a lunchbox designed by my ghost sells so well that a mom