"wet trip," "The Waters," and "answer"

wet trip

yr meat ed win g o calamine
off the elbow dripped it's a
shouter see ,a shorter sand
​wich in yr pocket crow ded
what's the sea but sleeping air
your hair folded in bread and
shitty poems canchered from
your forehead ...lipid dreams
tongued on the sodden suitcase
,whwhispering in the trunk of
your car

 


 

The Waters

            —For Chris Wells

The dream of a lake surrounding a
lake is the dream of a fried egg
resting on your face; the dream of
the fried egg is the dream of a
fork swirling in the bottom of a
well. If you continue to dream,
your dream of a well full of forks
will be the dream of a tree glittering
with birds which is the dream of a
bird surrounding a tree

 


 

answer

drunk the horn or sandal
​thought less gloved it
gape-like in the blin
ded mirror or fridge's
wall of cheese your
foot replies ,basic
hamster crawl one
side your head ,mum
bled nothing please a
blunt stone just be
hind my face .will
it wet ,or dry agaze
,will it shine without
the skin

will a wall w
ill a spoon w
ill a flood re
turn

 

 

John M. Bennett

John M. Bennett has published over 400 books and chapbooks of poetry and other materials. He has published, exhibited and performed his word art worldwide in thousands of publications and venues. He was editor and publisher of Lost and Found Times (1975-2005), and is Curator of the Avant Writing Collection at The Ohio State University Libraries. His work, publications, and papers are collected in several major institutions, including Washington University (St. Louis), SUNY Buffalo, The Ohio State University, The Museum of Modern Art, and other major libraries. His PhD (UCLA 1970) is in Latin American Literature. His latest book is Select Poems, Poetry Hotel Press/Luna Bisonte Prods, 2016. Photo by C. Mehrl Bennett

 

Edited for Unlikely by Jonathan Penton, Editor-in-Chief
Last revised on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 20:57