I've Got So Much to Do (She Said) I Don't Have Time for You

mergers are like ice floes
they break apart
and part of them
resist unjoining
part of them look partial
as the small enlistments
trade away being
the furniture
the evidence
the fade


Please Pass the Boiler Plate

Carniverography subsumed attention of participants. They seemed red with rage, but that's a guess. Their chairs lacked cha. I think it was ennobling to have pulled a hunger strike in situ. That was not my call. This is: chime when you are brushed by wind. Hush thinking. Then and only then will sound affect the missing squall. A tender offer may go missing before boundaries are dispatched. A thatched roof eludes the nibbling, and the rafters overarch this hall. What more do y'all want to have served here in this midst, this quarry of disintegrist? Mill towns falter in their prismic hiss. The lion's share of chateau gives a kind of glare where faultlines were. If anyone had listened, that last line would be a slur. Trees fall daily and go missing in the blur. Amid some shallow waves. I'm wading out to sea apart from thee.

Hymnal caught between a pair of mismatched hands


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In the Hades depths: a steel building, all the Authorities burning inside,

Prime Ministers Kings Generals and their disfigured faces,

cropped ears cropped noses.

And crowds crawl before the river, in vain!,

just shadows hunting for themselves
drawing by Giuseppe Quattrocchi


soft men hard women poets

So it was always going to be a woman?
And both men who talk to be more difficult to be more men than women are pained ...
Life for me is a woman?
And both men who tell the sport?s nature isn?t so physically ...
The question What is too soft centres in the sun or a man's man.
One of hard men and women are pained ...
Life for me is a woman?
And both men with soft Men don't ...
Glowing into warmth in love with soft centres in football because the sun or a woman?
And both men with soft centres in the sun or a hard north wind, ...
There are pained ...
Life for the single mother, still didn't mean that I turned hard.
I wanted to find examples of hard men with soft centres in football because the sport?s nature isn?t so physically ...
I turned hard.
I had sympathy for the single mother, still didn't mean that I wanted to find examples of hard I have great dullnesses mingled with soft centres in football because the sport?s nature isn?t so physically ...

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I'll learn...(E. M.)

Eugenio Montale
Xenia I, from Satura
Your broken and unwary word
is the only to sustain me.
But now are changed accents, shades.
I ll learn to feel you, to decipher you
through the teleprinter tappings,
through the variable smoke
of my Brissago cigars
(photo and transl. by Guido Monte)

The Narcissist Not Breathing Through the Inner Eye

yes reversed resembles say unless
there is a moment to complain
and in that moment there is much to spew
(to you?) to anyone
who'll listen

and amnesia counts
for nothing for
(r) e p lay is random
though con
figured (b) ass

who is d raw n to outside s elves?
no profit margin merges with
pure levity
(there is no gravity in selving)

and chain link protectorate
diminishes the scheme
to whittle away
as it appears to
threaten all the children
that we are


it ended that way
but through we’re now
neither living nor dead beings,
the same I‘ll try
to dream the primordial ancestors
climbing the ladder
between sky and earth
draw. by Giovanni Mingoia

Blinking Scorched Orange Flirting With Meat Futures

Dimensional cries a neon stark between voodoo.
Spirals sleepwalk through boundaries on edged neon
clambering over violence, then back into escape, curdling
milk all around us. Peer into the commodity trysts
left in her rotating murk twice as lakes minus myth
times the seal of nomad unity.

Lenses court wrapped in warm resides this motor
called by senses plunged into. Supercession kept alive,
visions orange in sand a brutality thinking solely of
my skin's oily syntax. Arrows walking pulseless know
wonder culled from fangs sung leaping their blast,
clusters in secretive pieces of lip caught in the sun.

Chewed torpor of red silence in cyber-eros sold
an iris reproduction of all complexity amidst alien
lullabies, broken-beats stalking green modes of
floating tissue. Juvenile in our twin flashing wilt,
impregnated bites of twitch loving steel. Science
was bubbly in its nether regions,

smiling dispersal a mile of eyes in abeyance.



Hell prefers sleeping in those sunglasses. At least it no longer rains
there. Delirium as a matron, rolling on the floor of the mixolydian like a drunken animal. All is forgiven in the wandering through architectures that grow flesh.

A meeting in the emerald of negro spirituals. Mysteries circling below
icy water snatching a flaming trident from the hands of our mutual need. We watched elephants sleep on purple briars, failing to mend. Chaos wore shabby, ill-fitting clothes while waiting for the thrust into its petals.

Electricity wants to be a millionaire, too, with a grace that could
transport besotten drunkards to heavenly heights. Magenta and cold disdain converse with boiling metal. We are all forced to drink it at some point. Alchemy will continue to drag sentience to the brink of an aerial calm.

Now come here and let me daub your shrine with the colours of a swollen night.


Promise to Defrost

The integers pull wheelies, and the whole of one transcends sum of its p/arts rendered to wayfaring chumlets. May each one earn the right to breathe beyond the prompts and sugar. All call vibrant sorghum in a witty callback as in mountains plagued by generous minds daytiming their young syllables to ornery frost about to peel from surface s/kin. Some varicose dampness cloys the way tall wind remits the invoice to obstreperous moon rays that tumble forward and relinquish franchised moments. All the way to court, the lynch mob stiffened its resolve, by way of chanting glut and reminiscing mixed declensions. Bothering to hear remained one of the stunning celebratory motions seconded by squall. If any furnaces were bound by treason to let go the domiciles they held, the population would have occupied these streets en masse and gardens would be fenced along the passageways. Now diminishing retorts bereave saints held in captivity. They mention dust the way some children dance to its unwavering resolve.

Beliefs unsystematic sprung from discourse, many independent flowers


A Way Farm Sweet

Farm sweet collective crop tones
broach known maturation,
loaning odyssey to static fields.
Their painting turns relaxing frost.
Sprawled hills seam the lake, salt-free,
and sky. The clouds protect
these unison long spans of line.

A fiddle tune if lost shows in the foreground
with swing chain needing grease.
What comfort to move forth and back
beneath a singular momentum tracing past.

The evening will arrive, as eyelids fall.
Informal mercy stalls the pace
of daylight's drawing toward
the morning of another name.

Fireflies wink away from everything below
the level of an eye.
A sliver moon chalks evidence mid-sky
of recollected light's available
wild tithing, promised as the soul arranges
to remove known poverty mid-depth.


surlight is the extrasensory in bodice

read: "as you were"

Carnival Was A Slave

Saw it through the eyes of God. Watched it bleed in the fields of hate and economics.

Heard the music that was denied release. You must have dreamed a million beats.

Beaten. Crushed. They tortured you for pagan myth. Writhing on the rack you strangled your God given music.

Black protected you. Nurtured your seed in his cunning brutal silence. Created calypso for every anguished howl. You healed him and he fed you.

Enough is a tragic word. The sky falls before time kills the pain and sometimes the horror outwits time. You broke free four hundred years later. When lesser evil had eaten enough.

I heard an abolitionistic whisper that quickly exploded into bacchanalia. Out of his beautiful wounded spirit Black unleashed you upon an unsuspecting astonished necropolis. And nothing stayed the same again.

Black still feeds you. He awakens you on hungry soul days when the beat and rhythm needs a rekindle.

Bullocks in Her Boneyard

Speaking tongues a sixth & seventh
her Witchita's fiery dialect extravaganza blows

Nightmares of rainstorms
sire her desires
not yet wary of exordium
penultimate psyche wards methadone her sky

Ekphrastic DuChamp narrates ferocious lucid
adjectives enter her cunt

Peal her
her nerve-ends're twice begun
objectified by tithes beyond need for consequence
or artifice

As due her polis

Her polis is a page is a purpose nearly orange
her words are machines (im)posed as they're lit
her Nazi paparazzi clutch-purse her thong

Today a thug (her one & only)
'll mutter "i've bollocks in yr boneyard."


but on this beast (from the die*o*rama series)

What Is It I Suppose Will Happen

Minus you I say under my breath. Minions I am one and what about the cutoff date, the situation ethicist left leaning on the curb? What of the century we've donated to archives that might some day count? Suppose we were ourselves these flurries that won't even cleanse. What might they chafe together, and when walking, would we find our tracks might seem to last? A frayed old soaking rope is never going to dry. So pulp is not the worst thing that can happen. Daylight is. And more than that, the heliotopography intact will stucco your indulgence faster than the bloodline said to have defined you through the northern parts of circumstance. As your personal thin twin, I leave you rinses of my center, and I rever(s)e bequeathing you your story. If you agree to have released me in a time plan we can norm, I'll swim to safety in whatever dimesized versus elephantine dimension I can accummulate. Your sadness infiltrates possible refinement when my mention stays where it has been, if only to demonstrate the straypoints of indifference that wash into known water. Composition is a part spin cycle, and a morsel of the lariat in kind. When I divide my conquest between you and yours, I find myself among ye. This cubicle replete with plucked intentions, your and my calligraphy no longer matching. Here am I, a partial island, neck and neck with petty silver and refurbished paint. The likelihood is I will drive into your caldron unless I trust subtraction as substratum of your vintage. Now I'm forth again with seconds to reply. The cinders echo what I think reveals my legacy where nutrients would be.

Gold coast versus the magnetic properties of water, a camera flush with thought



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is one

carmen [remix]

the gothic
're verbs
hesitating bad
hesitating eh
hesitating she's
wont everyone
/ gothic
me's when
on cliff
verbs 15
/ in
verbs eh
in /
that'll fact
everyone nakedness
naked This
stealing hesitating
stealing that'll
thought /
/ This
he's when
wont stealing
hated gothic

if as if whole daylight came to be

it is a princelet of a morning with the mellowest young rain
arriving on axis of our walking
measures of resemblance
to birth empty flowers known for their just now
each one at a time breath taking
giving back to be
a part of all that's singing and unsung


Minced Present Tense

She's leggy though inordinate depth entangled the attention span of oncoming vehicles. The theories people come up with for air. Entonces said the driver. Just so said the copilot. Imagine said the passenger. Once I was an infant as devoid of blondness as this pair of primed parentheses. My wristwatch came with the small wrists. Three pounds eight exactly. Wit begins this way: imported, noticed, rewound. So many sure bets linger after they are parsed. The school marm left her gloves right where I turned them in. We met beside the common room uncommonly cold and it was right for quilted wear and tear. Some parent came in whistling a tune whose title I cannot yet place. It is embarrassing to borrow sugar, just as it is difficult to pray in retrospect. The library I frequent asks little of its patrons. Urgency's my major motto. When I want a book, I wail. And pretty soon the librarian, the leggy one I mentioned earlier, comes in to quell what seems a patent overreaction to desire. Things settle after I have soothed my nerves with excerpts, but nothing is the same as living in the moment between covers and expounding on the glee of that. A pure reaction to self-made happiness is more of same. The intonation's relevant as well. Likewise, the color of integrity, a pleasant whalebone.

Paternal gravity, informal tithing in the dark, gender traffic in the psyche



"Muhammad my friend, I'm getting very scared. Teach me how to love my brothers... We both know it was a girl back in Bethlehem." --Tori Amos

Gabcast! White Rabbit - *BLACK HOLE* #2


From behind
the Looking Machine


Ava Ava (my love)
"The grandest poetry
from the edge
of a cliff."

Our moving feelings
Hell on Earth

The sun you wear
Is setting.
(I can't make you.)
What matters most
Is Loss



Mother's revolution
an Ink Face.
Listen to the words.
It's but a pen
That keeps
the queen

--Nobius Black



the light needs

covering (acceptance

watch the lamp the window

in the room astride not room

there is no room (abundance

equal to a tepid self

resolving to

and when this cover

comes to breath is it

the range (sterling

of motion is

conforming (full


heard just this



viaje 4

Marie Rennard Guido Monte Nyambura Kiarie Boris Vian
Mimi naunda dreams hata zikibashiva: me,
I ll make dreams even to be broken.
Neither have I one Virgil leading me...
I only follow a long night watch,
shades long lines on the asphalt road
to the dream two gates: real shades, lies?
Hoy los americanos viven en el miedo,
eso lo murmuran las lineas del diario,
así tambien lo apunta el soplo
de los Vientos del Norte.
Moi aussi, de ma fenetre,
j attends l attaque radiactive
qui remporte pour jamais tous les hommes
sous les petits ruisseaux des trottoirs...
je les vois deja or depenailles, affams,
dans la derniere procession hasta las dos puertas del sueno.
Ham Saha, muchedumbre abandonada,
la foule depenaillee, ne verra plus ses idoles
de ministres rois senateurs presidents,
la foule restera aveugle face au vide,
avec l'heritage des puissants:
sequedad y radiaciones que piden el recuerdo,
secheresse et radiations comme vain reve a rappeler,
dentro de la primera puerta,
de la mentira o y de la aparencia.
In the Hades depths: a steel building,
all the Authorities burning inside,
Prime Ministers Kings Generals and their disfigured faces,
cropped ears cropped noses.
And crowds crawl before the river,
just shades hunting for themselves.
Waiting aside, a dead poet will remain on his knees
Reading verses of precious life:
« s’il restait un oiseau, et une locomotive
Et moi seul dans le desert,
Et si l on disait choisis
Que ferais-je, que ferais-je ? »
Shadows maybe would hear his voice
And cry their tears of misliving.

[G.M. thanks Rosa Maria Costa.
The first verse is in Sheng language (Kenya) : it is an urban language coined from a myriad influences, from all the ethnicities in urban settings.]


why would I confuse you with a piano

if instead of listening to myself fail to subvocalize the mystery I made sure to have been better prepared upon approaching the off-ramp, I would have done so within skinning distance. anyway, the butter churned as planned. I co-wrote the lacy script for her lobotomy, and everything went off as envisioned, just as wheat lifted itself from zero in the field. I never brought to light the choice I felt in infancy of whether to be flute-bearing or fraught with twelve unwieldly strings. the voice itself presumed to be an instrument annoyed her in a peeled way. just as shamrocks parsed the parkway amid lorikeets and saffron. in a minute, honey, quoth he repeatedly as the braids blinked around her neck and jumprope hastened to align with voices hardly tuned together. and the mittens of a gentlemen went right out of his watch zone. parcels on the floor. shares of companies no one had thought were public made themselves available. each one who thinks sufficiently about herself is thereby rich, because the fable has to seem point five injurious to someone other. thus the wise merchant contains the seeds of an unwise customer repeating customs quite unwittingly. the safest sauce remains tomato-based, as if to mimic inner issues kept astride the heartbeat of a nation state one ought to itemize.


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melancholia's tremulous dreadlocks issue 8

What can we do? by Joe Trindle

The eighth issue of melancholia's tremulous dreadlocks is live, featuring work by:

Brandon Brown – Daniel Knudsen – James Belflower – Jared Stanley – Jen Tynes
Larry Sawyer – Sasha West – William Allegrezza

mtd is a biweekly online poetry journal edited by Andrew Lundwall and Francois Luong.