By Donald Dunbar
Eyelid Lick is borne out of person psychedelic event right into a global of streaming conversation. those unfastened, runny poems search intimacy via testimonial. there is the feeling of the lick, and the feeling of being licked, and if either humans understand one another adequate either side of the lick may be felt.
Not hate, no longer no potential to discover them adorable, or captivating, or issues. simply because there is going to be a child within the yard. and as the lambs grasp low within the trees.
I am so now not fucking round. Like a reputation strangling its physique, i will fail to remember it, too. i will say something, after which thoroughly overlook it. i will remind you of whatever recognized to everybody: lets have got away with a lot more.
Donald Dunbar lives in Portland, Oregon, the place he co-curates the interpreting sequence If now not For Kidnap and teaches poetry to destiny cooks at Oregon Culinary Institute.
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It’s huge, poor, and ordinary. It’s fit, tame, and chemical. It’s idiotic, tame, and incurable. thirteen It’s risk free, helpless, invulnerable, and visible. It’s chuffed defenseless moronic incurable over the top. It’s tame and erroneous, regardless of that it’s Laser-guided, mean-spirited, useful, and ideal. It’s specific and discrete that means it is familiar with precisely what to claim and may by no means say it. It’s obtainable, demanding, corrective, pleasant, erosive, flammable, heroic, inflammable, kaleidoscopic and misplaced, missionary, mousy, great, great sufficient, nicer, nicest, noticeable, ideal, own, polyamorous, polyphonic, queer, it’s particular: tagged as “teen” and “adult,” incapable of being born so that you have 13 hundred thousand eggs consistent with day or thereabouts which expense you ninety-three aspect six-four in step with thousand all issues thought of and you can promote for 96 whatever it’s so pastoral, so precise. It’s no longer a map, yet it’s exact [it’s no longer exact] it’s the way in which the map melts through the years it’s the falsified map, the map remembered higher than the town and higher than the town recalls its edges it’s the map of my center 14 used to wrap up the true factor in avenues, the map of the warfare, transparency map, convinced, this is often the map you have been searching for those maps you spot earlier than you're actual maps of one another, similar to reflections, just like the reflections on a bottlefly’s again in a single thousand bottleflies. The observe for “watch” is incorrect, while the notice “look” seems like a tuition. there's the more moderen pond, reflecting brighter and containing strong fish. those fish were jumping from the water and spinning the entire means round 8 or 9 instances, a few of them have even suffocated. these silly fish, and people silly different fish. and people satisfied fish, and people paralyzed fish, and people butterfly fish. and people fish that glance precisely like canine. All fish, crawling onto land, dragging one another. the way in which every one turns out to die after which doesn’t is a regular factor, so simple as as. you spot a cloud of flies, metallic-green and thick. Is it too actual for you to actually think? the place we glance like bits of thread and cotton, in this global good looks is so universal. 15 desk of CONTENTS One should have the brain of a snowflake to treat the Or were a snowflake decades to behold the And to not contemplate any distress within the snowflake’s lengthy . . . thirteen a photo of snow is sort of a poem or anything. a photo of a snowflake is like different photos. “The ice seemed like a photo of water. ” within the photo of iciness, the water regarded drank. . . . forty five As lengthy as they either dwell, they are going to be chuffed. . . . seventy two An plentiful resource of nutrients for snowflakes is the faces of different snowflakes. . . . ninety nine 16 No, No, No My shape looked as if it would fill itself out and that i was once chuffed I ate good for 3 months, after which 3 months extra And while I awakened, I saved waking up And it by no means stopped i'll alternate you mind cells after which i'm going to use them to regulate you 17 The voice tears itself in part that means being userside Rather than serverside You went to WAL-MART and acquired twelve skinned deer 400 antlers Shoplifted 3 units of antlers And sizeable condoms To choke on I think a deerhead yawning within your throat As chastisement and that i will open myself to you contained in the phrases in French Is the phrases in English 18 The tree curls above their heads and the river explodes As divinity turns out to happen round their heads I used that as an excuse to not speak about you i finally need to smash Venice, Geneva, and Istanbul And there are a few males speaking staring at themselves backwards within the pond speaking [ A drawing of a hand folding itself and one other hand pointing at you sharing 3 of an identical traces ] 19 the very same traces Wandering from bed room to bed room and getting approach an excessive amount of sleep, she reveals herself on a information file, lacking.