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April 23, 2018 / barton smock

{salve.age.}

SOME RECENT:

[wrist musics]

i.

every birth
makes god
look bad

ii.

a weird

parental

iii.

(glee)

iv.

ugly / earlier

me
than most

~

[wrist musics (ii)]

a drop
of blood
a movie
written
for egg’s
tear
in beds
of unmade
mirror

~

[wrist musics (iii)]

this crow
with its black
worm
knows your father
feels loss
in the neck

~

[no musics]

I am to bed without supper for hiding my face from the lord. in the city, my brother is handcuffed for biting his wrists. still unborn is the calf that invented sadness. do I look like what you feel when you look at me? I think there is only hell.

~

[being alone went by so fast]

we have in my city a museum just like this. I, too, am private and have lost an unabsorbed child. I am,

inventory, very motherly.

this one-man radio show about a father looking for his mouth. this tornado.

my first owl was a bee-loving tick. my first milk
was jigsaw

milk. being alone went by so fast.

~

[ankle musics]

i.

nothing’s unabsorbed twin

ii.

pronouns / for faith

iii.

a jester,
in night clothes, a jailed

iv.

fork…

v.

when was it
these mirrors
touched

~

[returning]

they took
the body

lamb
stayed with star

~

[returning]

you can train
a bird
but not
a fish
to care

for a thumb…

fire is the skin of god

~~~

NOTE: thru April 23rd, Lulu is offering free mail (or 50% off ground shipping) with coupon code of SHIPIT2018

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

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  1. barton smock / Apr 24 2018 9:03 am

    Reblogged this on kingsoftrain and commented:

    change in coupon code, as such: thru April 26th, Lulu is offering 15% off all print books with coupon code of FIFTEEN

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