Wikipedia Poem, No. 405


“as the skull disengages / as as would comes out capital // volubly, an ambush of human devotion” Myung Mi Kim

falling        off his cell he        astounds        six-lines ago his family his family        his life his mind once in awhile        his dog in touch with his wobbles        this imagined audience of men        he does not mine the black to while        thoughts away        of himself stocking the cell        once is enough inside his mouth god        like blood white        astounding    still        falling for every shade from the audience        god instructed to talk to bacteriophage        in these last seconds        he        tells you towered torch with useful mines        touch        inside creation           screen white god       write one word for creation        six-line family his family his mind        the way snow desires its own melting        and  has it


Source: Myung Mi Kim from "Civil Bound", which appears in Best American Experimental Writing 2016.

Wikipedia Poem, No. 404


“You imagine an alley a little kingdom / where the mother-tongue is spoken / a village of shelters woven / or sewn of hides in a long-ago way” Adrienne Rich from “In The Wake of Home”

after Nancy Bauer, phenomenologist; Amiri Baraka, father; and Nick Montfort, explorer:

of the sea from
baraka’s trespass 
    what little you can hear 
echoes out from the work 

to lift 
human voices to discover a 

    adopts the feeling continually breaking silence 
    the landscape in american history
is merely a discussion on traditional numerology

the hills are a start
    out of thought may experience 
    a germination of genre 

    the work 
        we find researched 
    draws pseudo-scientific inference 

it's a living 
out of feeling 
and lyric flight

o that the mathematicians 
were right of brick 
baraka’s trespass you hear echoes of the manuscript 

it is a start 
out of his waves 
be hideous uses 

the term numerology 
is often a native guard 
words names any belief 

in sonnet form
his writing were a start 
    out of the little you 

    experimentary of thought 
    experimentary mutually affectually 
        in numerology and wine and time sweet as 
            your work