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May 8, 2018 / barton smock

{.ness}

/. SELF

*recent work

[musics, other]

mother’s
farsick
palm, father’s

pack
of disappearing
nails-

our goldfish
insomnia

~

[lawn musics]

books on arson, grammar, vandalism…

god, multiple owners.

a typewriter
touched by father
at night.

the electric chair my brother imagined
& the hair
my sister…

adam (who’s never known the age of eve

~

[blank elegy]

after death
nothing
(oh citizen)
of god

~

[after field]

bagging the bright mouse in the deer faith of my youth

(missed
appropriately
by any
father
said bone
is all the light
blood
gets…

proof / my last / ghost

and secrecy
genetic

~

[I still bring snow]

I think mom’s new dog must have the bones of a kite. I have a lover, now. a he, a beekeeper. a she if she saddens in the nearness. a nothing, a dowry. ghost china. spacesuits for stillborns. under this blanket, a puppet reads to a doll about light. under that, the shape of what goes blind in a poem. I miss you. plural. I don’t wash my forehead. I still bring snow.

~

[how I want you to remember my sister]

in a puppet show
about washing
my son’s
feet, or waving down

the ice cream truck
with her bible, or

as farewell

to nothing’s
church
of neither

~

[pseudo]

between the house of the first suicide
and the house of the second
there’s one
with a dog door.

the moms all work at the same ghost jail.

the dads say things like

/ finally a parrot I can hear / & / in hell
nobody steps
on their reading
glasses.

the dream is there we put our mouths on. our hands.
the dream
that was nest.

brothers dressed like jesus
brush their teeth
and sisters
keep a tender
thumb.

~

*also

thru May 10th, Lulu is offering 15% off all print books with coupon code of FIFTEEN

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

~

//. ISACOUSTIC*

IF

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WHERE

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NEWNESS, there

poems by Margarita Serafimova:
person Margarita Serafimova, seven poems

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  1. barton smock / May 9 2018 2:15 pm

    Reblogged this on kingsoftrain.

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