a step lightly

a step lightly
a steep light up
raised up with steeples
brought down with cups
out of wands
bound in by spoons
we porked the pig
while we mooned the moon
let go and threw overboard
anything that looked like weight
and we moaned that noon
had come too soon
and midnight came too late

for better or reverse

for better or reverse,
it takes a Potemkin village
where the devil is in the de-
nials

remembrance isn’t golden,
but it isn’t teal either

Don’t matter a bit.
That’s an order soldier!

I don’t know if this will help at all,
but sometimes it helps to think of death
as very passive-aggressive sleeping.

a police state is
an arresting idea
at best

never back down from speaking the truth,
but if you have to, stand around 75 meters back,
and keep the motor running

so much for the much as such
so munch for the mash is slush

is less familiar or nostalgic?

a second signifier
in the brassy bowl?

all systems grow

and this bird you CAN change!

This looks almost too good to be a garage.

History is almost as important as its content.

America’s a nation too – remember that.

perhaps the low points
of being at the top of the mountain
are lower than the high points of the valley

not on your life;
your death is negotiable

It’s never just about finding the guts.
It’s about reaching deep down in your guts
and finding the guts
to eat the guts
you have found.

Fear is exactly the type of tool you love to use
because it works so well.

The idea of firing off a flare gun
gives no light.

Treat a good idea like a marmoset –
clean of dirt, dead skin and parasites –
and it might just reward you with
marmoset pups you need to get rid of.

oboe relief and thermostats

oboe relief and thermostats
come heavy terrapins
move well a house upon your back
but be careful of the fins
yes, be careful of the fins

build a palace a planet a soft silhouette
a cracked care listening for more

something approaching sincere regret
washed up on the shore
washed up on the shore
and then the days and tide came
and it was no more

these are the doors approaching
their hinges
these are the dogs approaching
their flee

oh, conches I once cast away
come back to me
come back to me
oh, please come back to me

yes, conches I once cast away
oh, please come back to me

Pledge 5.A

[l, action of ethereal
disappearance]

l, action of ethereal
disappearance

[contingent on
or resigned to
or been]

contingent on
or resigned to
or been

[out to make
a sound
lie like words]

out to make
a sound
lie like words

[satisfying the cause
it seems
to absolve]

satisfying the cause
it seems
to absolve

[damaged as
the result of
a series of acts]

damaged as
the result of
a series of acts

[so, help me,
please, sincerely]

so, help me,
please, sincerely

[they are sometimes called the sea]

they are sometimes called the sea
the shell world because
a sailboat, the 2 Pence
and the 1 Pence shows

near Cocos
near Cocos
as the creature is known
near Cocos
near Cocos
and the 1 Pence shows

a sailboat the 2 Pence
the shell world because
they are sometimes called the sea
they are sometimes called what was

Alice in a commercial printing carded packaging case study

this is the postcard view of out there
stranded and straggling
just a matter of "brain chemistry"
step-by-step anywhichcolor mind-explosion
launched in the town of hot weather and alcohol
where the birds are better dressed than you are
bridging the gap between stripes on flowers to
the more experimental aspects of seamless
Baby Pygmy Hippo light Slivers
of piles dainty, tiny and elusive
valuable sources of protein
there’s so more to do than hand feed the playful
PSYCHEDELIC SKY
the Tiny burning-soul
of Panama
in goat trance
a Grey Capped
Smiley Face
perched beside the fruit of a
pet Scream Contest
I’d love to frame
a volcano
less accurately, as songbirds
Wish
your favourite
Personalisable falcon bird stickers
on the sodden forest trails
slowly winding
to a mixture
of footsteps crunching through
head pops
and
killer seahorse Decollage
ENDLESS Public Awareness of
The eggs
in the proximity of
incredibly neat
stew complete with the abundant
sun foods
I discovered
the powdered Empire Eurasian slow loris Goose Building Ensemble
But these are the
catfish gold parrots
4 stripe damsel green goby yellow clown clown
Smells Like
(A) white yarn (B) blue yarn (C) black yarn (D) olive yarn (E) yellow yarn
vaguely
shimmering beauty….
derived probably from
graceful neck drips
Fern curves
invented by the
spinning light, jerked out of the
water-droplet
eating itself
Royal Target Spot
ANGELS
: It’s just music
writing music
a madrigal set in
1 Inch Square Images
a White-eye
that never happened
ask the top of my head
ask
around
from astronomy-to-zoology
This Bird changes, change-running, chord-scale
of the Flower (Drag
collected facts:
The
eBiscuit
Ventures
the boat
surrounded by thousands of
Wooden
Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish …
as small as a pencil eraser
After Soaking in Their Waters
if you put
nearby machines
in the bottle of cork
ravens are found
in The Books Of Eden
on the eve of the first world war
before You Embark on the Road to
Glory Road
shut your eyes, and imagine
truth-seeking & Biblical …
Bikeradar
history that you are living in
in relation to
street drifting on shiny black sealed pavement, and then
telling the
universal
story of a man …
Whether it’s the slowpoke in the left lane or the guy
On the road to
Hawaii,
the facts about speed cameras
the Bridge of Flowers
the need to Keep
Germany
determined to find evidence of a lost civilization
all else
that
is apparent

a tooth of teeth once shattered

a tooth of teeth
once shattered

once shattered
shattered hard

against an arm of arms
what mattered

when read through
piles marked “discard”

what glows
is glow

no need
for how

you shatter fast
your frozen toe

is that the reason
for you bow

is that the reason
you’ve climbed low

you work your fingers
down to nubs

and in this cold bag
of you bones

too late for rubs
too late for rubs

one with a field
of all alones

content to be
the never knowns

i iove you so much i couldn’t come through more clearly

forget, for a moment
that
this country
could use more
visual twists and theatrical nods
boombox recordings of
reflections from the UN
a beloved aristocracy
in the Confucian idea of the ‘Mandate of Heaven’
under-
standing satisfied
barbed reasonably
treat people as you bend
into an instant classic
class in making a
cynical bag of poison
a tale of marital
brain damage
you’re actively seeking
a certain energy
generations of pure and simple
totally worthless morality
focusing on each starfish in the sea
instead of the thousands dead on the beach
the soft apples instead of
the assassin’s unexcited eye
some might say that’s an unattainable desire
against the unbearable actuality
fevered on the road hitchhiking
when in fact
even when things are inanimate
there’s a murky ambivalence
that moves your friendly neighborhood’s
mechanical
rediscovering
in some ways
assaults by the
air for enduring
circumstance with a sassy
rebirth of a
go-round with
a looking-glass
collision with
an honorable people trying to survive in a hostile world – a people of
tender taste
(somewhat saturated)
innocent gusto after a hiatus
returns
to help make the Faith
a redemptive
action
even in a world
that casts a
mirror-image
coursed
jangle j
of intricate
silken lines
with long listens
even disarmed
an inescapable
richness of the
slightly sweet
sit around
every day
eventually, you get a little crazy thinking
in Japanese her name means
"The introduction of a stabbing motion"
or "playing in an endless series of
milky mingling"
the right touch of
movement
waiting for the
Pssst! Hey,
there’s a distancing
to the levitating
there’s a
shrimp cocktail-ness
to the richness of the herring
Now, speaking
“I’m Not Even
Been Gone” …
“Oh look, …
Forsaken …”
if we purely think of the
the futility of
comment
the melody of
voyeuristic fascination
a soft
shallow
and near-impossible
canon
with serial techniques
as words
would we
nervously out
the yellow light
the walls have
been standing for
the doors
for years
and built anew
MERCIFUL
PHANTOM
with a list of examples… Then
Red mountains around them
where Everything stays inside. And if
to ears
your heart
can’t keep
After all this is
sure and
turned
within the eye
You must be
smart silver
taken
viciously
poignantly
beautifully
Completely unphased by trends and inclination for Whispers
and daylight
and dull to
its sameness stretched
the light
out
How shall
pearls
cloud
The eye
I’m glad you’re feeling
better the goal of much
semi-pointless argumentation
worldly comments
the dance gap
making final separation the painful, inevitable
latest in
serving up
stars
a handful of indulgence
a popular flinch
taken way too lightly
in the process of
a large silent group
spoke wheels
at the sombre upcoming
play
for aspirin
in a straitjacket
what counts is
WHATEVER EMOTION WOULD BE APPROPRIATE TO THIS SITUATION.

First Speech Before the Second Session of the Third Congress of Fourth-Degree Associations

dinosaur men,
meme designers,
last freelance illustrator,
and other distinguished quests

we all know how it is to think
you naturally feel color secreted along the edge
but it is hard if next to impossible the feel The One Thing at a time
with everything coming at you from the edges

we’ve all asked ourselves,
‘have you identified
probable sources of wetting?’

‘do we really need to chain
the food bowl to the dishwasher?’

‘what good is a Merit Badge
in composting?’

No one told us our first question
in the examination of any object
in the world should be
‘could this be better used as
high Frontal Armor?’

We learned the hard way –
getting shot up again and again,
dying and then
being resurrected.

let us never forget
what is now recognised
by the American Kennel Association
would have been considered a deformity
in a less enlightened age

let us never forget
intricate technical marvels
will be replaced
again and again by
a new dawn

let us never forget
somewhere in every pretext
remains stupors

The difference between us in here
and those in the streets?

We know
a good thorax
is hard to find
down to the 5th decimal.

Sometimes it is tempting to say

Let us see what
cold science and everyday experience says
about moving an object at rest in a circular orbit
within an object travelling at the speed of light.

Let us see what
apparitions float
around in the world.

Let us see what
from whence the brilliant poison churning
in that ancient mother burning
comes.

yes, we were once
packed in tight in smaller marbles,
Mexican thieves and drunken warbles,
all amateur fossils unfolding before
hungry sieves wanting more and more

life rolls
dust things
just turn
ugly

but smoking remains the single most healthiest thing
you could possibly do for you body,
short of stabbing yourself repeatedly in the abdomen
with a carving knife.

And don’t let anyone tell you any different!

these marks won’t go away

place on the door
a wall of wings
a tangle of a straightening
a siege a head a butchered bow
wherever Sundays need to go
a walking through
a rear window
to something clanged
of something clipped
of something clamped
to something dipped
a gurgling
til something stopped
the gold work hand
the silver chopped

down the door
and through
the hatch
the least failed light
last closest match
lasts even longer
when you scratch
these marks won’t go away

so all my healers,
aren’t you proud
these marks won’t go away

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