Dual Sacraments powered by Everafter

featured in the poetry forum August 3, 2018  :: 0 comments

it tasted like nothing
and a little bit of water

but we were looking for flesh
more flesh
to keep an old infant wounded
new flesh
to spring from the pedals
on top of the alter
trampled beneath us
offering eternal flesh
to sustain
a dark holy trembling
shaking below
an eternal boy’s flesh

editors note: Faith in good ole corpus and calix; powered by Everafter, or maybe Everclear? - mh clay

Our Romantic Disrespect for Physics

featured in the poetry forum May 16, 2018  :: 0 comments

Let’s go undo real
don’t you mean
reality
I say
and you
say
not anymore

no more elephants
romping by
and back
across
LA
taking fares

you take off
to stop strings
whole
universes
end
and I stay

stampeding
alternate taxis
fading
into reality
which has taken
to fading
and flashing back

back to me
left while you were gone
undoing
I say
hey emptiness
ya wanna play?

editors note: Just another day on the surreal playground; looking for love or a game of freeze tag. - mh clay

The Faux Pas: The Underside of Shaken Men

featured in the poetry forum January 4, 2018  :: 0 comments

We may have been stilled but we’re still thrashing,
taking on aquatic demons under stems’ smoldering influence –
swallowing highballs, turning night over in smoke until it’s pink,
smeared and popping – underneath blazes until night was still again,
until we were shaken again, shaken still, shaken and taken over.

editors note: After sluffing Ole' Scratch's social mores; taken, but not toppled, until the twitchin's done. - mh clay

Dangle

featured in the poetry forum November 5, 2017  :: 0 comments

I don’t know what I was gonna say

but
you’re the best decorated corner
I’ve ever seen

and
you nearly touch the floor
with your upright part
most up right now

and
your legs freestyle in low air
your arms trying to become
a part
of your head

I think I wanna touch you somewhere

but
fear that I’ll fall off
if I do

editors note: When love is best conveyed from afar, maybe. - mh clay

Exe in the Infirmary

featured in the poetry forum January 31, 2016  :: 0 comments

even in hate I nurse you
it’s okay
if you don’t remember
you were recoiled

dealing at about 80 proof
with your red back exposed
glaring with the marks
of bottle coping, and your new friend

who’s raw glass edge ripped you
a surface wound, an outside emblem
of what you hid up front – of what
your lips hinted at above the pillow

it hurts!
what are you putting on me?
as you fell out
it was all I could see

the glaring color of your back
you’re back
and at the end of one my arms
there’s a fist

at the end of the other
a last grasp at tenderness

editors note: A case of care giver meets careless liver. - mh clay

In Remembrance of Muzzles Past

featured in the poetry forum July 14, 2015  :: 0 comments

We’ve passed on

but
unrestrained you go on
on without control
continually igniting out loud
like the Hindenburg inflated
with vocal accelerants
erupting on their own
you go on spewing
-a disaster without concern-
like the Hindenburg with verbs.

editors note: Rip it or zip it! - mh clay

Introducing a New Everafter

featured in the poetry forum April 8, 2014  :: 0 comments

He’s all charm
And she’s all giggles
And I’m all over it

Inserted and added via a twist
Now with He I and her are She

And we are all over Everafter

editors note: More in the mix to make the call; happily or what, everafter. - mh

It’s Always Been only from Everafter

featured in the poetry forum April 8, 2014  :: 0 comments

committed

there’s no other
there’s only this

there’s me here again
presenting

our It’s Always Been
Guarantee

a committed
return on

your vested scars
should they ever fade

editors note: If you win it, gotta keep it won. Takes the "C" word, friends, the "C" word. - mh