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4d · 31
Smashed
Am I happy
One part of my brain asks another
Let me check it replies
It sorts through something
I Endeavor to maintain
And never admit to or name

Having run some calculation
And come up with a sum

I say myself with a good
Or bad hum

For the interval just passed
you were gassed
4d · 48
Be Right Now
I am in this design
in time
feathery
ethereal
feral
glad
squirming against
my imagination's
ya'll
4d · 22
What Now What
I'm in this envelope
of time
30 seconds bang
and here I go again
5d · 153
Rea
Rea
Once again I discover
that I am trying to render
myself unconscious
with a palliative device

this is the downhill side
of my chair's revolution now
ninety degrees to the left
and I'm on top of the world
Aug 4 · 31
Years From Now
I never hear anything
until much later
like years much later
why is that
I'm listening
Aug 4 · 148
Sorrow
Leave this alone
indelibly burned
onto the fragile
crystalline film
of my pride
Jul 30 · 73
I Tell Myself I Will
Jul 30 · 68
Fissure
Dennis Willis Jul 30
The ones
we've given up on
minus
the one
that've give up on
us
equals all
of my tearing
Jul 30 · 54
Chortles
Dennis Willis Jul 30
How is this wash
of those already
over me
a catapult
or how
could it be
a wave that
throws me
somewhere
every time
laughs
Jul 30 · 50
I'll Find Out
Dennis Willis Jul 30
I close my eyes
and constellations
arise

Who is signalling me
from inside my head
with the big dipper
and orion's belt
in that sequence
on my eyelids
Jul 30 · 47
Tweeted This
Dennis Willis Jul 30
That is not you
anymore
That is not
what you are
You never were
really
whatever
you thought
you wanted
to be
even if
you succeeded
doing it so well
you looked
exactly like it
and everyone
believed it even you

you know
you're still in there
pulling those levers
maybe even
frantically

swamped in whys
with inundating whats
and to be all those who's
keeping zoos of yous
behooves (it must)
too

an incomprehensible
self-reflection
to be laid down
in favor of another
equally wuh
and thuh
an' fuh
imaginality

full stop
could this myriad
of made up things
be abandoned
head long
running down
a grassy hill
with your arms out
making bird sounds
Jul 29 · 92
I get Here
Dennis Willis Jul 29
When I can no longer accept
any more other
Jul 29 · 149
If You Are Here
Dennis Willis Jul 29
So much yada yada
scanning the poems
everyone all of you
trying not to let
the words skada skada
Jul 29 · 44
Cons Fuslion
Dennis Willis Jul 29
Combinatorials of aromatics
defenestrations of passings
can you smell them leaving
this pronage this patron age
descending from upending
I am arranged by mr chaos
He hangs out with mr coffee
Trip over me and fall down
onto infinite is dom to find
Jul 29 · 39
should Be
Dennis Willis Jul 29
I'd like to capitalize
some words
I just don't know
which ones

then I'd like
to punctuate
some sentences
'at might appear

finally I'd like
some readers
to try swallow
all my angst
Jul 29 · 49
Stillusion
Dennis Willis Jul 29
All of your solidities
are stubornities
stalagmites in your
cavernous skull
reaching out for
stalactites from stars
or imaginary skulls
similarly solidified
tell me I've hardened
tell me I've solidified
thinking your accreting
when you're flowing
and darkened pixels
cavorting as words
Jul 28 · 48
Picture Art
Dennis Willis Jul 28
Fragments of art
float just outside
the reach
of my furious
snapping claws

Picture art
dressed in letters
harrumphing
at my noisy
axial scrabbling
Jul 28 · 78
This Is Better
Dennis Willis Jul 28
I'm laughing at what
I almost said
out loud
Jul 28 · 193
I Say
Dennis Willis Jul 28
I have exited my head
to, admittedly, another part
of my head, a better one
this time and here
is why
Jul 27 · 62
Smittin'
Dennis Willis Jul 27
Or is this a poem
that talks to you
on its own
about how it's
written
and that
alone
Jul 27 · 366
Leave It
Dennis Willis Jul 27
Is this a poem
if I just leave it
be
and not alone
Jul 26 · 56
To Me
Dennis Willis Jul 26
I confronted my own smile
cursed in magenta
and alum
dysregulating away
from hitting its mark

It had been cheating again
wayward and wanton
thinking I was not watching
its curved tinctures imagining
them twitching

this is what I came to see
with its feet up captaining
coffee and papers, strewn,
of course, about, about that
time you came
Jul 24 · 215
I Don't
Dennis Willis Jul 24
I've never
written anything
I don't think
I've never
thought anything
I don't feel
I've never
felt anything
I don't believe
I've never
believed anything
I don't know
I've never
known anything
I know
Jul 24 · 50
Energy
Dennis Willis Jul 24
I am just
this unconnected
thing

Flailing in space
as life's way
to waste

Had to be given
a name
didn't I
Jul 24 · 27
Avg
Dennis Willis Jul 24
Avg
Somewhere thankfulness shows up with gratitude and you feel this glowing glow and for just a moment you're the TV show and you have the glowing glow this is a real thing this vibe if futile some percentage of the time
Jul 23 · 32
Here Again Again
Dennis Willis Jul 23
I have no distance to keep
nor a pattern to seek
I've closed my eyes
to not see my lies
and now a brushing touch
isn't too much
Jul 23 · 144
LOS
Dennis Willis Jul 23
LOS
the video
hesitates
and stutters
     no wait
ers
that  that that
that's my life

drinking future
smoothness
  no wait
drinking now
spoonfuls
gulping
missing
splashing
yeah

mean
to mean
Jul 22 · 342
Disparage
Dennis Willis Jul 22
Will you take me
from here
I think at you

Please don't **** me
I grit at you
My fear
Jul 18 · 52
Sould
Dennis Willis Jul 18
I broke into
where I save
my soul

Had to have
that inner
gold

Sould into
I expect
denial
Jul 18 · 46
Through
Dennis Willis Jul 18
All of these
capitalizations
No nuances
Just slights
of hand
Major league
swings
no hits
Air stepping
aside
Scenes often
repeated
Gunning again
shocks and after
falter and flail
today's distance
has been run
Jul 18 · 82
Clangs
Dennis Willis Jul 18
I'm still banging
my head
off of your death
as if
Jul 18 · 40
11:11
Dennis Willis Jul 18
There is one time
I cannot
Jul 18 · 45
Blinding
Dennis Willis Jul 18
Was the darkness right
about the light being
Jul 18 · 62
'Til Gone
Dennis Willis Jul 18
I am in danger
the  danger of
the danger of
clambering out
of this thing
seeing this thing
that isn't grand
that is a chain
I would clamber
I would climb
I would rest here
Really I would
Jul 18 · 26
Just as Usual
Dennis Willis Jul 18
I've run out of the space I had
to get going to get up to speed
and the ramp the ramp I ran up
it ended it ended before I wanted
it to end
Jul 18 · 34
Norhmal
Dennis Willis Jul 18
So I've been
just like you've
been

Spinning
seeking
trying

unspun
nightly
now

and here
just here
'gain
Jul 18 · 337
Away
Dennis Willis Jul 18
I sink beneath waves
knees exclaiming kicks
I do not execute or
anything I just look
Jul 18 · 123
Today
Dennis Willis Jul 18
No redemption none
no one redeemed nothing
pulled back to here or here
Jul 18 · 56
Don't
Dennis Willis Jul 18
Why are you leaving me
oh why why why
are you leaving me
don't leave me don't
leave me please don't
leave me please
Jul 18 · 26
And I am Callous
Dennis Willis Jul 18
I am littered
across this
landscape

Scattered
even shattered
I've become bits

Before the lights
lose their power
I glitter I glint

Thousands as if
rings ran around
red things beating

Before the light
fails and I darken
amongst chances

collect me before
something anything
arrives and thrives
Jul 18 · 41
Distant and Gone
Dennis Willis Jul 18
Nice shot
this thought
in this barrel

to be triggered
bayou
by you

knifing again
and again
and and and

carved of time
waiting art
unpaints

a nice picture
executed
perfectly
Jul 17 · 53
Left
Dennis Willis Jul 17
Attended the funeral
of my best friend today

Life goes out inexplicably
leaving confusion behind

and carries on against me
against my heart against

my breathing without
desperation as if I could be

not desperate to see you
not desperate to know

some **** thing any
**** thing other than
Jul 14 · 75
Josh Said
Dennis Willis Jul 14
Remember
everything
is loosely based
on reality
Jul 14 · 62
My Landing
Dennis Willis Jul 14
My sound is less
I acerbate squarely
on the keystroke
a weakened ka-lick
of delivery
Jul 14 · 121
More
Dennis Willis Jul 14
Then when
my head
begins to sag
I know
my neck
pinches
and I'm
back
for
a few lines
Jul 14 · 36
Of Course
Dennis Willis Jul 14
I have to consider
I thought what

I understood to be
expected

I saw old actors
and turned away

It will be better
I felt assured
Jul 12 · 43
In My Chair
Dennis Willis Jul 12
I'll accept no false transit
as I stand up finger up
just do it to get it
moving on
as I stand up
remembering how
and then spasm
of unused
*******
pressed back
Jul 12 · 210
Minus
Dennis Willis Jul 12
I was raging
I really was
I was caustic
aiming
to dissolve
all all
memory e
take out
the best
so's not
to feel
its absence
Jul 12 · 54
So Sorry
Dennis Willis Jul 12
My life is
a bunch
of half-done
abandoned things
like
Jul 12 · 39
I Mean You
Dennis Willis Jul 12
Scrambling, I assure you,
from a distance
try get over those commas
will ya
I can't find the ****
to whatever this distance

is

and am ambivalent maybe
or not about what not
and
well
you

can this be crossed
is this my shell
clamming up
footing off

snick snick
something is
advancing
subterranean
stranger
I know
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