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July 17, 2018 / barton smock

{SECONDLY}

SOME RECENT, SOME REJECTIONS

[palimpsest]

illness
as diary
we

are underwater
where eating
was discovered

(this is our
joke
that on land
god is waiting
to cut
a birthday cake
for the non
born
the non
below…

our grief comes in pairs
to the animal
it looks
most like

~

[moved, he]

I was copycat
to your
baby machine

game shows were the work of grief

I was the fat kid, jumping rope

had the bug brain
of a palm reading
scarecrow, quick

to imagine
the past-

who was it
told adam
he had something
on his face, moved

he
like the ghost
itch
of deeper
gods

~

[stopping to pray]

how angelic
the nervousness
of insects
offering acne
to god

/ to glacier, crow is not
yet a thing

~

[reading]

inside
an apple
by the light
of a tooth

where nothing
has belonged
to god

~

[starlit]

after staring all day at a birthmark, father asks can he wear my glasses. done growing, sister breaks her nose. shadows mother from birdbeak to mudmask.

~

[on seasickness]

my father saw his first ghost and his first UFO on the same day

canoe

of heartbreak

a wound

is

a fish
occurring
to fish

~

[tooth musics]

I patch my son’s nightmare with the shadow of a fish

Cain
had a sister

he wouldn’t
kill

raise mosquito
the lost earring
of christ

~

[existential passivity]

sister
a loneliness
for which
I was framed

~

AND

thru July 19th, Lulu is offering 20% off all print books with coupon code of TWENTY18

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

publications, readings, etc.

eating the animal back to life
10.00
315 pages
published July 2015
http://www.lulu.com/shop/barton-smock/eating-the-animal-back-to-life/paperback/product-22277755.html

reading from the work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5eL2HQQr2c

~

the boy who touched all the eggs
11.00
258 pages
published June 2017
-this is a combined publication of three previous works (surprise for me a crow / name calling / paw five) as well as some newer poems

http://www.lulu.com/shop/barton-smock/the-boy-who-touched-all-the-eggs/paperback/product-23224033.html

reading from the work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sapnBxOjtU

~

L A I T Y
8.00
116 pages
published August 2017
http://www.lulu.com/shop/barton-smock/l-a-i-t-y/paperback/product-23291654.html

reading from the work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oald2N2NvNM

~

everything I touch remembers being my hand
9.00
172 pages
published November 2017
http://www.lulu.com/shop/barton-smock/everything-i-touch-remembers-being-my-hand/paperback/product-23423003.html

reading from the work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV3jEfKFDfg

~

mood piece for baby blur, 60 poems, privately published June 2018
available to anyone donating 5.00 or more to {isacoustic*}

donation can be made, here:
https://www.paypal.me/BartonSmock
or it can be sent to (bartsmock@gmail.com)

reading from the work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5oShcu6eHA&feature=youtu.be

one can check out {isacoustic*}, here:

site: https://isacoustic.com/
facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Isacoustic-192435501303710/
twitter: https://twitter.com/isacousticVOL
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