"Woke" and "Thrown and Gone"


…and noticed the paper-mache houses hung outside the window; noticed the smell of glue used to stick the cotton clouds to the sky; noticed my head tired from tiny fragments of sleep; noticed some yearning for love and sympathy; noticed infectious morning light making my shadow seem somewhat lonesome; noticed how everyone has a shadow; noticed how this meant nothing.



Thrown and Gone

  lightning tickletap zealouszap!  ]        ,,   à
dive(y)t  ,  ( ,     @     *     =     #     a ) …  divulges
tomorrow’s news now  !! =
sight (of) meander  =
expect (to) explode  =
ß  [GODDAMN you Heller! you’ve seeped into this poem
  !!]  à
slier floe  ,,
ra(w)mous bramble  ,,
unblenched neap ,,
balloonish idiom  ,,
aerial chuzzle  ,,
dynomatic oleander  ,,
heavenward downward  ,,
highflown syndrome  ,,
inflated zeppelin  ,,
elated uphurled  ,,
cloistral vespers  ,,
this hermetic cave is just fine       à
rush to ring       à
all hum




Heath Brougher

Heath Brougher has published 3 chapbooks, A Curmudgeon is Born (Yellow Chair Press, 2016), Digging for Fire, and Your Noisy Eyes (both published by Stay Weird and Keep Writing Press, 2017) as well as one full length, About Consciousness, (Alien Buddha Press, 2017). He is a Best of the Net Nominee and is the co-poetry editor of Into the Void Magazine which won the 2017 Saboteur Award for Best Magazine. His work has appeared in Of/with, Chiron Review, Brave New Word, First Literary Review-East, Word For/Word, BlazeVOX, and elsewhere.


Edited for Unlikely by Jonathan Penton, Editor-in-Chief
Last revised on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 22:47