Ouch ouch ouch

ouch ouch ouch the internet is a painful place
to walk around barefoot
and curious

digital ghosts go boo and you scream loudly
startled at the immediacy
of pixels

man I was just out for a stroll and this happened
fuck this I am sticking to books
forever now

Hello, Creature

Hello, Creature

The microclimates of this room
Make it hard to plan for clothes
And the foamy planes of bed
Don’t keep out the acrid chill.
Biting, leaving red marks
Tissue to bone to teeth
Contact can be startling,
As if placing skin against coils
Of burning chalk or ice.

The binaries in the world
Are often straightforward:
Pink, or not pink
Heap, or not heap.
The synonym of love is stay
The opposite of stay is not go
It is not stay.
Hips or not hip,
Milk or not milk.

Chattering, skin raised in
Glaciated goosebumps
Continuously growing outward.
Hair follicles stiffly becoming
Black plastic quills, piercing
Through sticky cells, shaking
Perverted sequins, forming
A huggable dense mesh,
A sweater of spines that only
Prick when petted the wrong way.

Hello, creature,
snuffling and blinded
In this expansive frosty
Soil. Do you need help?

3 Little Things

Never Having Regrets and Then Suddenly Feeling Like You Might

I wouldn’t recommend it
As a general state of mind.

Three or Four Thoughts I Had Recently

Is it starve a fever and drown a cold
or starve a loneliness and drown a cat?
There are fucking feathers everywhere.
It’s not fair to make declaratives
with words you yourself can’t define.

Ghost

I just erased
a poem I wrote
and left this
in its place.

But now you’re
wondering
aren’t you.

It’s difficult
to win against
projections.

Blind contour on iPad

Blind contour on iPad

I’m going to write a poem
On the ip without lookinqns
I’ll low be visa o autodidact
Cruise. W I fbwie I di ifs Quasimodo .

Fua kid sat next it be
At th FBI wt and
Isis me to rainbow a.
Fbwie weron botqqns riddles with typos
And I pints oh hi job
I loves that and be see Ed
Pratt off ssBe

L thanks me for Gil Lear though
I’m serials in of it.

You Are Having an Effect on Me

You Are Having an Effect on Me

In this prolapsed dish of cold noodles
I see a rose and I want to write a poem
When I’m supposed to be dying
Sorry, studying.

In a way I lost my innocence last night
There was some to lose
And in hindsight that is good
But it doesn’t matter anymore.

(The worst is when a place
With good pork has bad
Noodles. What am I supposed
To do about that though?)

I’m elbow deep in ekphrasis
And it’s grossing me out.
Do you get this?
Do you get it?

The worst is when I can’t
Figure out if something
Is a poem or a status
Or both and in what way.

I don’t know and it’s a hunch
But elbows and other joints
Protruding through a torso
I just, I don’t know.

(These noodles are earnest
And underseasoned
Kind of like the food
Homeless people make.)

And for every exhalation
And wild eyed realizings
That bodies are real
You are having an effect on me.

This imposition
That aggression
This black bruise
That take it

And it’s slow and it’s lovely
Sometimes fast and worrying
Like a broken neck bone
You are having an effect on me.

You are having an effect on me

You are having an effect on me

This is the language of sex
And eye contact and talking
Those kids I knew in college
They were having an effect on me.

This is the line that could replace
Every human interaction
Of submission and domination
Or speech as we know it.

You are having an effect on me.

You are having an effect on me
You are having an effect on me
You are having an effect on me
You are having an effect on me.

Digesting noodles in a noodle
shaped bowl of guts and glory
coming out of a rose colored
wound noodled, falling.

You are having an effect on me
You are having an effect on me
You are having an effect on me
You are having an effect on me.

What is the obsession with pain
You are having an effect on me
Are porn actors reanimated corpses
Yo/u a/r/e having an efffffect on me.

Ok last lap say it with me now
Chant it pant it frantically winded
Land it squarely in the square
Screen it mean it lean forever.
Gasping and crying and
Studying dying specimens

You are having an effect on me
You are having an effect on me
You are having an effect on me
You are having an effect on me
You are having an effect on me
U r having an effect on me

You are having an effect on me.