I’ll forgive you.
I’ll forgive you, though not from the heart
Not even from any other significant
I’ll forgive you quickly, a reflex.
But from my elbows
Or from my teeth
Or from the space right behind my knees
I’ll find forgiveness to give you there.
But not the heart
No, that’s rare.
If forgiveness is a gift then my
Gift to you is cheap
I’ve cheated you just as you’ve cheated me.
My tongue says, “I forgive you”
But my eyes say, “I’m still hurting.”
So here, take my gift-
My ankle, my appendix, my right earlobe…
And I’ll say we’re fine, I’m fine, wholesome and cool.
And here I am, a smatter of lies,
A fool of a fake plastic heart protected and tucked away.
I’ll forgive you
But I probably got it from Dollarama
Or Army and Navy
I’m a bunch of puzzle pieces connected with tape and glue.
Here take it. Just take it! This unimportant organ is for you!
And now I’m quickly
Running out of places to find spare parts…
His face and the wall
attempt to operate in the same space
at the same time.
As his head reels back,
fragments of tooth are left
in a smatter.
Blood spittles from his mouth
When he tries to form words.
The world is crimsidescent
when he sees with his "third eye".
and he can't go around.
fall just over flowers
me to collect your
to your nice straight bangs
face clearly to smatter
with my lips infinitely and
kiss you always and without ceasing
forever and forever and forever and forever and without ceasing
FLOWERS UPWARD WITHOUT CEASING KISSING FLOWERS foreveR
thick and creamy like pancake batter
thoughts that scatter
hard to hear above the clatter
just climb the ladder
hide from little feet that patter
teeth that chatter
wishing that your gut was flatter
old mad hatter
trying to suppress that bladder
slop on the platter
feel my brain is about to shatter
tears that splatter
superficial words in a smatter
Gomer LePoet ....
spring. it's almost unsleeping
and stubbornly worn with
young feet in all her little parks
and her grassy and gluttonous
new flowers uncouple their
fragrant heads bumbling
a savage and stemmed arcuate
light that tumbles out the swaggering
mouths of upended winter.
the small and creviced
the hardy chapels of wood
and plastic and nails and wire
will burp to some agile fleece
some women and boys
into the delicious war of
new uncaking roses or the fine prostitute
that is this tide of bubbling heat
gnarling at the pale and loveless moon
who also is a whore
that plasters every skin with her lipsandfingers
she,TheSpring, will splay her plaintive thighs
and in their between, will march the strong
weak column of undead flesh
who are men and girls
and they will love her
the freckled empire of her breasts
the fortress of her smooth impossible belly
the unquestionable meter of her hips
and they will climb her naked ribs
with hands of innocent foolhardy clasping
to the magistrate of her tongue
the holy orifice she wears at the between of her cool cheeks
and smatter on it
grossly ardent spit
I stared at the hollow plastic black handles,
my blood shot eyes burn within the cheap
used to keep the covers on so they
red print, black letters, yellow tape
I looked at their cold metal tan shelf with a
then up at the gas station attendant, a fat
in an unwashed t-shirt stained with
who stared at nothing, mouth agape
I thought how little care went into the
one purpose with no need to be pretty
how little care his mother put into
how little care he put into himself,
disgusted I lifted my gun with ecstasy
a smatter of red decorates the bland
that shines with rapture in the florescent,
dimly lit lights.
lint rollers only have one purpose, so
I leave them.
Atoms skitter to the center
In the square dance of all matter;
Quarks should rotate once around,
Keeping us on earth firm-bound.
Swing your partner far and wide,
Perihelion's kept astride,
And the strings of matter
String along the boson's heart.
Now come together; smatter, scatter;
Atom-smashers do not matter,
For this dance of matter
Truly is a dance of higher art,
Matter curtsys; and there's gravity
Fills in each slight curving cavity-
From above, you'll notice first
It all starts from just one burst-
So the particles keep on dancing,
Midnight comes, and still they're prancing;
Whirling, somersaulting like they never
Dared to dance before;
Keep on watching, as the clocks hands
Travel once more past the grandstand;
We're transfixed since matter never
Let us ever see this door.
We're the eyes and ears that dare
To watch this tantric ballet, bared;
Entanglement seduces; there's no other place to be-
Bow to your partner in this deadly quantum duel of rivalry.