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December 12, 2017 / barton smock


10% off all print books at Lulu thru December 14th with coupon code of LULU10

my newest is there / {everything I touch remembers being my hand}


and, some poems, from the book:

[food] ~ partial ~

the first person to use these steps went down these steps. violence is the new past. I see a dove and think god will never know who it was ate his crushed light bulb. I betray my ear. the seashell of the stomach.

I try, but can’t make my bed. mom says maybe I’m grief. after coming back to touch me, she wishes herself a bird.

I hope she eats.

will I never

arachnid, a triangle

by others-

my legs make me lonely.

dream, put me down.


[alas, touch]

sound’s shy historian, digger

of a hole
for the mouth


[daydreamer and the boy with extra blood]

wind’s childhood, nothing’s

gift exchange

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  1. barton smock / Dec 19 2017 9:29 am

    Reblogged this on kingsoftrain and commented:

    thru December 25th, 20% off all print books on Lulu with coupon code of LULU20

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