"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 is the Editor-in-Chief of Concrete Mist Press and co-poetry editor of Into the Void, winner of the 2017 and 2018 Saboteur Awards for Best Magazine. He received Taj Mahal Review’s 2018 Poet of the Year Award and is a multiple Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee. He was also awarded the 2020 Wakefield Prize for Poetry. He has published twelve books and, after spending over four years editing the work of others, is ready to get back into the creative driver seat for a bit. He has two books forthcoming in 2024.


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