New Jersey Poem

Wikipedia Poem, No. 529

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“Penelope knows by now … / the earth isn’t flat / and men sometimes get lost” Chloe Koutsoumbeli (trans. A.E. Stallings)

decade
playing
again
i must
love
this liquid game be
cause i’m playing again
stomach i remember

my
body hello i
am
down here
on vacation
chaos
result

its my baby
to
ruin
those perfect teeth
ignored bull you
wouldn’t
want to

ruin
those
perfect teeth
you
wouldn’t want to
put
the  baby to ruin

you wouldn’t want to sleep
so
i can party
sweet
soluble carbohydrates
a handmade moser crystal
old-fashioned glass

the baby
at ruin
those perfect teeth
ignored
bull
you wouldn’t want
that

Wikipedia Poem, No. 405

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“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

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