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November 21, 2017 / barton smock

from {L A I T Y}

poems from collection {L A I T Y}:

[having a disabled child]

means:

there is a tent
being studied
by dream.

missing
more than snow
the ashes
of snow.

footwear. and checking
our food
for holes.

means keeping
dry
a diver’s
eyelash. and leaving

to finish
absence.

~

[tenderness]

it is there
in the way
my father
refolds
a single
grocery bag
for a cyclops
that never
arrives

~

{we brought home the wrong dying baby} *partial

onstage a dog barks at an empty stroller. the mosh pit is weak. last count had three pregnant, three resembling the man who unplugged my father, and two praying for the inner life of a hole. onstage a boy is holding up a kite for another boy to punch. dog’s been tased.

sickness in the young is god’s way of preventing nostalgia from becoming the god I remember

I was beautiful but now I’m ugly. (now) being the most recognizable symbol of the present. this is the silence I speak of. my son says (more ball) and you hear (moon bone). he is very sick. his moon has bones.

~

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  1. barton smock / Nov 24 2017 11:27 am

    Reblogged this on kingsoftrain and commented:

    Lulu is offering 30% off all print books thru Nov 26th with coupon code of LULU30. my newest is {L A I T Y}

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