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August 16, 2019 / barton smock

over (score

poems at Underfoot Poetry:
https://underfootpoetry.wordpress.com/2018/05/31/barton-smock-7-poems/

three poems at The Collidescope, here:
https://thecollidescope.wordpress.com/2019/07/07/goodbyes-for-exodus/

interview at The Collidescope, here:
https://thecollidescope.wordpress.com/2019/08/11/hungrily-poetic-an-interview-with-barton-smock/

interview at Flyway Journal, here:

Interview with Barton Smock, Author of “Ghost Arson”

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recent self-published collections available:

MOTHERLINGS, 52 pages, 4.00
poems, June 2019
can be purchased via paypal (bartsmock@gmail.com)
or Venmo @Barton-Smock-1
*be sure to include your mailing address in the comments of the order. any questions can be directed to bartsmock@gmail.com

Animal Masks On the Floor of the Ocean, 114 pages, 10.00
poems, June 2019
can be purchased via paypal (bartsmock@gmail.com)
or Venmo @Barton-Smock-1

August 15, 2019 / barton smock

carried ache

I like to think of my grandmother as always on her way to an obstacle course for invisible children

(as combing her hair in a spiderless wind

August 15, 2019 / barton smock

hurried ache

after slamming my fingers in a car door, the hand looks for days as if god has tried to pry a nail from a piece of bread. people kiss me and I tell them my footprints can’t breathe. when a bug hits the windshield, my blood gets a star.

August 14, 2019 / barton smock

plain ache

I write to missing things of knowing what took them. given the chance, what could god describe? I don’t know if what I hear is a sound or sound’s hostage, but it’s enough to make light remember losing a child and with it a boy and with him the fourth wolf he killed in his sleep. we don’t come from love, but we love.

August 13, 2019 / barton smock

death & prayer

kingsoftrain

i.

to be called forth
from nothing

how perfect

/ no melancholy
is fair
to insect

ii.

would that we could be separated
later
by birth

that we might enjoy
shape

/ the darkness of being remembered

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August 13, 2019 / barton smock

{ mask & mother }

kingsoftrain

self-published, private, June 2019:

animalmasksAnimal Masks On the Floor of the Ocean, 114 pages, 10.00
poems, June 2019
can be purchased via paypal (bartsmock@gmail.com)
or Venmo @Barton-Smock-1

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MOTHERLINGSMOTHERLINGS, 52 pages, 4.00
poems, June 2019
can be purchased via paypal (bartsmock@gmail.com)
or Venmo @Barton-Smock-1

*be sure to include your mailing address in the comments of the order. any questions can be directed to bartsmock@gmail.com

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August 11, 2019 / barton smock

{ did }

interview at The Collidescope:

https://thecollidescope.wordpress.com/2019/08/11/hungrily-poetic-an-interview-with-barton-smock/

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