Poetry is a Game You Play With Death

Wikipedia Poem, No. 631


palaver like cheekbones pulling me out of mushrooms
i remember now suggest flexible rough palaver
consciousnessy to me out of mushrooms i remember how
suggest flexible i don’t mind because its usage is a mystery
to me out of mushrooms i remember wow and suggest cheekbones
pulling unmoored words literally cheekbones right when i should have
been sleeping unmoored when i should have been sleeping in me
i want to be out of mushrooms i remember parallel slurs jerkily
my brand like context gills a mystery to badmouth rumi cheekbones
pulling me pulling me i don’t mind this unmooring
i actually like wordshined because of it’s liberal usage
i don’t mind because it’s usage is a mystery to me
swallowtail swallowtail what’s consciousness for anyway
swallowtail but alright when i should have been sleeping swallowtail
i wordshift conscientiousness have-beens unmoored with gills
mushrooms c4 remembering as if to suggest flexible palaver
used for badmouth for wanting rumi swallowtail jerkily brand
i am not frangible i don’t mind context i don’t wordsling for mind
unmoored swallowtail all the way up to my cheekbones
pulling me out of context mushrooms suddenly suggest palaver like gills
i remember flexible cheekbones pulling me swallowtail wordseeders
into the gills of context gills of mushrooms i remember again

Portrait of Lindy West

Wikipedia Poem, No. 622


“I fucking / Love Stevie Wonder. I could fall / In love with him a hundred times. / I know what he means when he says / La La La La La La.” Ariana Reines

now      even left-wing          puff pieces cast party
                                       defer (or perhaps unmask it
all-government hurricane partly agrees about email
become that                                                                    ism
always have nice hidden in her swaddle faced with everythings that chyron 
revealing along disaffected cut-in factions between working remote of center
it’s     a good-faith racism      like        all political far-right ideological guidance 
or economic          color in 2017      the hurricane partly astonishing truly trojan 
trojan how it didn’t sure                         (they’re going to                                   
somehow benefit somehow 
somehow faced with ever quite     you did        such as bizarre personal twist 
womb writers 
of       nuance or economic color in virile siege end
sunder powers are daily on social just white           published a truly among the herd 
that he’s thriving     as much
ism           as propaganda     to any responsibility
and swaddle in           vile simply       passionalism yes
contacts         and herds this protégé     read
conglomerated with a     link to suggest grasp of those           daily red horse
’s drag that he’s cast as racist          hate male of those are daily on social    media’s 
women and include a misogynist
hurricane           powers to powerful wildly   description of the
disaffected protégé     read and swastika-clad     minimalist writer 
night low       not racist lease      even profound      now

Here Is Where I Put My Mouth: Munching on the Avant-Garde

Wikipedia Poem, No. 610


“Writing is the joy when all other joys have failed.” Russell Edson

superfood and the rack     what happened?        
sighs three discernible discriminatory criteria: it will take      
precisely inspired futures          used precisely necessarily 
conventions in current conventions in halls             
comparably it transcends current conventions 
claims      richard kostelanetz   in current         criteria: it should 
refer to findings and beliefs 
the term avant-garde refers to its maximum audience
and the secret of current conventions in current practices
it    should     listen to those out for dreg hormones 
the secret         of           current considerable discriminatory criteria: it
    transcends current conventions in comparable   halls   
discriminatory criteria should refer to those out for dreg hormones 
watch out for dreg hormones          the secret of currents 
conventioned hall like other joy is a superfood and the secret 

it should refer to its maximum audience
watch out for forging a path        that happened? sighs the mass 
watch out for dreg hormones three         discriminatory criteria: 

one it should refer to those out       for dreg hormones 
two the secret       of current conventions is another other joy 
three when all other joy is dismissed hell is the pull of the rack             

what happened? sighs transcendent practices
out from behind dreg hormones comes the mass of the mass   
of    the mess        watch out    for the secret of the rack   

what happened? the sighs of the mess locked in our cathedral   
comparable to time find probably it should refer to       itself 
and the secret of convection   in our cathedral     it will take 
other joy where was a superfood    when you so desperately need one

‘How to Put Rockets in Clippy Bits’

Wikipedia Poem, No. 524


“Whole floors, / broken up and carted off …” August Kleinzahler

an iris lost in a big dog 
bed creative world of professions
talks ted talks ted was a flower 
lost in the usa our numbers blow up! 
submissions: and up comedy at goodpoet writing 
high quality profession inc 
instructs starbucks ted talks 
talks ted talks the usa roasting a city profession 
creative workspace &           game thug 
#indieauthor of quirky     fiction 
survives on… true stories conversation 
survives on a careful rations: 
k signed -h artists! let      us make your missions 
creative     creative writing high quality professions: 
i am our numbers       blow me up! 
submissions:  bed         creative creative
writing high quality    too big… comedy
at its very best she workspaces & game thug 
#indiedev stress in the usa
our numbers blow up!
submissions:  here game thug 
#indiedev stress in the onion inc 
instructs          starbucks 
ted talks ted talks ted talks

Wikipedia Poem, No. 380


“I cannot understand the subtle words / it speaks to the sad heart that makes it speak.” Dante Alighieri

catol la ma scamia stola ri lapri l'mia sato
       liber bustio anism l'ri la libemia sia scralis
aplibera        andalismm libcatolia scia scola
 aprla mii la apri a miari lapri li          la  why quireism
 sca miatola          achme scatla apatola la mlie
          scatla ap mia scato libehe io       libeberalola
aprapri ola aliberla apscatoatolaola a apripri
la miho    una scaola aia sclism        i la
sscato la ma mia apri libepri la scam saipri
itola pri lcatol mia catolri lala           milie
uallyla aps an sm lilism scatola       apalismcatolscatoa

Wikipedia Poem, No. 332


notes from the regurgitron

as nicely as an americandidate
con dios united
state con dios united

simon action twenty sixteen
twitter.com/magazine ‏@amanda

and as diamonds as
nicely as nicely
and two

others in the anthology of digital
accounts disgust

‏@kavehakbar ‏‏@kensingtonpalace 🐶
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zero replies

zero replies one retweets three retweets

one thousand and four tweets available press
retweeting pressing for #electionday
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tweeted ‏@thelydia
these are real people

they display predictable
behavior and yet we assume
the dog’s bite will never draw blood

Wikipedia Poem, No. 196


do they have a valid
point this is messed

up dancing with the
stars raunchy calvin

klein causing out
rage victorias secret

most it is an upskirt photo
without their consent guys

who are taking these photos
hell his ads with men in their

boxers show more lol per
ception cannot be legislated

makes sneaky pics okay the
fact that shes getting paid do

esnt matter to some 20 year
old borderline sex criminal i

am not upset about sexy ads
but in canada we have had

ou dont seem to care about that
this is what he does he creates

sexual controversy to the point
where the POTUS makes a pub

lic statement against it its brill
iance every time so this uproar

he passes it to everybody
he is a sex offender for life

its only an underwear ad
this photo could be a 12-year-old

girl but then I saw this com
ment most celebrate it

some mock women
enjoy shirtless males

he has a valid point
what happens if a young girl

shares a crotch shot
grow the hell up shes a 22

people are so stupid theyre
going to think this picture

quite a few cases of perps hav
ing hidden cameras and they

can upskirt children teenagers
and adults they are put in jail

clothing on other underwear lin
gerie adverts and TV and film y

is exactly what they were look
ing for narcissistic exhibition

ism is everywhere those who
look will always be labeled cree

an alaskan fishing vessel
with her teenage boyfriend

year old woman with a job
and getting paid more than

nor can human interpretation
this is an ad shes a model

kes no sense why people are
complaining models wear less

py she is in possession of a coup
le things pedophiles are into terr

ible analogy why shouldnt a teen
age girl rent a car why shouldnt a

teenage girl perform open heart su
rgery why shouldnt a girl work on

where i live an upskirt photo
can get you charged some

for this the ad is fashion and a
way to sell underwear but this

lets perps think this is okay so
why should i be put in jail ma