Friday, 1 May 2020

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enough moonfull
she takes the bat
out of her ear

the astrology 
of a q-tip shutout

karmic waves
surf’s up
don’t I know it

all your fingers 
as olive brine

salty licks
if I could I would
blissfully dance

deepening spring
a cow becoming footloose 
in thick mud

dropped stitch in time
the cowl appears in newcastle

from grainger market
he carries the stottie cakes 
through a thick fog

prove it, prove it
the cartesian baker calls

sitting on mars
an evil demon flicks yeast
towards earth

Ray Caligiuri, Beaverton, Oregon, USA
Michael O’Brien, Helsinki, Finland 

a dishwasher can be a hard thing to get used

A dishwasher can be a hard thing to get used. The rowan berries start to ripen. I say to the chamomile tea bag. I make chamomile tea with a chamomile tea bag. I decide to dissolve a dissolvable multivitamin. I drink the dissolved dissolvable multivitamin instead of the chamomile tea. Let’s dirty all the dishes I say to the chamomile tea. We dirty the ones with fish prints first. 

Sunday, 19 April 2020

a whistle of crows feet

do you finally sink without the moon?
neptune orbiting seven drain plugs

are you dancing this weather?
in virus air bluer sky fevered dreams

will half-baked clams reclaim the beach?
the perigee of muscle memory, blindly, of course

pointing towards the abyss - does this make my butt look big? 
that huge crack produces the kindness of strangers

might I impose for a whistle of crows feet?
lip balm, that's the night, buddy.

sergeant or colonel, lieutenant? 
beer battered the humvee explodes a chicken

is the last string quartet sanitized yet?
the gel like apparition of grandma's dinner says everything

brussels sprouts, you know what time is, right?
when last checked the calories left me behind

how does a slow burning bush receive absolution?
marshmallows - what the jumping cow became 

two choices wise guy - obama or omaha?
a surfeit of clouds blinks out the mind’s eye

Ray Caligiuri, Beaverton, Oregon, USA
Michael O’Brien, Helsinki, Finland 

make the morning

winter darkness 
too big for a house 
the lion

an outside dawn light
ants ravage the pants

moving hills
with uncertainty 
we make the morning

source of spring
bounced back by
the river’s tribute

upside down 
the crows pay in r's

the past murdered
a cow settles
for chewing ennui 

Michael O’Brien, Helsinki, Finland 
Ray Caligiuri, Beaverton, Oregon, USA

Monday, 20 January 2020

after the hunt
melting into a hanky
the marshmallow

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on a patch of frozen grass a frozen leaf

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the sound of wet tires on wet asphalt

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reconciliation 
you turn 
a tarot card

Saturday, 18 January 2020

sticking out of the
‘fighting animal testing’ bag
a yoga mat

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yellow blue drying on my shins salt water

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god
underneath the houses
a river

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nightmare the heat between an ice cube and a finger

Thursday, 16 January 2020

in agreement 
with the moon 
the moon

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the cuckoo’s call you become a statue

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