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March 30, 2018 / barton smock

{smaller, pl.}

some recent things:

[returning]

my angel is a scarecrow in a sleeping bag. heaven a movie theater in spain. she walks that way because she is trying to step on her blood. the boy at the gate is lost and must choose either frankenstein’s childhood or a more diverse nostalgia. orphans on earth smell like bread.

~

[returning]

there are pictures of me sleeping that are responsible for my brother cheating on his diet. apples the shape of going home. sex addicts fighting to direct a musical about the number of people disappearing

to let death
mourn. there is a chair in an open field. a throbbing in the palm of sound’s publisher. a kid under a blanket asking god

when did she know
what perfection
was. a mouth that was a bomb

/ before I had teeth

~

[returning]

with sound
the second language
of absence, with

mother, bible, bee

(I am trying to memorize missing you

~

[returning]

you think we are the same.
your unlearn, my re-know.

our place wants the person I’m from.

church
of the removed
stitch. what I would bite

to have your mouth.

~

[returning]

a father
at peace
with how many times
his hair
has died
is standing
in a museum
before the shell
of a giant
turtle

his infant’s mouth
has gone home
to lose
its shape

he is alone
like any
grocery cart

some
cribs

~

[a scene based on the need for such]

boy

(whose blood
is a fairy tale
kept
in his brain)

(who sees himself
reciting
for threesomes
the denial
of peter)

has his mother
cut the gum
from his hair

~

[on peacelessness]

no jump
scare
this losing
of child
to sheepish
math

~

[god had never seen a hand]

eden
was a blindness

the eater
of erasable
mice

~~~~~

NOTE-

thru April 2nd, Lulu is offering 10% off all print books AND free mail shipping (or 50% off ground) with coupon code of BOOKSHIP18

poetry collections, mine, self-published, are here: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/acolyteroad

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  1. barton smock / Apr 2 2018 9:23 am

    Reblogged this on kingsoftrain and commented:

    NOTE- last day-

    thru April 2nd, Lulu is offering 10% off all print books AND free mail shipping (or 50% off ground) with coupon code of BOOKSHIP18

    poetry collections, mine, self-published, are here: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/acolyteroad

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