Poetry | Our song


I.

cull Monday CULL barb drinks
burden sass MONDAY mouths burn
BARBURDENODE
DRINKSASSYRUPS
node syrups MOUTHSHOTROPES shot nooses
tropes’ suds BURNOOSESUDS gunned rope
SUNGUNNEDRUM
BESTIROPEPARCH
sung bestir NOWISETICLEAVE drum eparch
nowise iamb IAMBEINGSEEP cleave seep
LOWEST
GROG

etic beings
lowest grog

 

 

 

cull Monday bar burden ode

drinks as syrup

mouths hot ropes

burnoose suds

sun-gunned rum

best I rope parch now I set I cleave I am being

seep lowest grog

 

 

II.

loud vacuum LOUD jows versed
snores dust VACUUM famous hymn
JOWSNORESUCH
VERSEDUSTERROR
such terror FAMOUSORNAIVER  sorn nobody
naiver yowe HYMNOBODYOWE towers gift
BESTOWERSTAB
EBBINGIFTAWDRY
best ebbing PREACHASPICKET stab tawdry
preach bets BETSECUREDIT picket edit
BEYOND
LOCK

hasp secure
beyond lock

 

 

 

 

loud vacuum jowl snore such verse

dust error famous or naiver hymn:

O body owe bestowers

tab ebbing if tawdry

preach as picket

bet secured it beyond lock

 

 

III.

gust system GUST sang cometh
gather heat SYSTEM nearer sing
SANGATHERODE
COMETHEATIBIAS
rode tibias NEARERAPTRUCKS rapt gallop
trucks pine SINGALLOPINE hooves move
ARCHOOVESONG
ABLOOMOVELITES
arch abloom PETALSWAYEARLY song elites
petals wave WAVECHOICERE yearly cere
MUSICS
PACE

sway echoic
music’s pace

 

 

gust system sang at her ode

comet heat I bias nearer apt rucks sing

all opine arc, hoove song

abloom O velites’

petal sway early, wave

choice re: music’s pace

Dave Drayton

Dave Drayton is a poet, writer and Overland poetry reader He is a founding member of the Atterton Academy, Kanganoulipian, and the author of E, UIO, A: a feghoot (Container), P(oe)Ms (Rabbit), A Pet Per Ably-Faced Kid (Stale Objects dePress) and Haiturograms(Stale Objects dePress). Find him on Overland and Twitter.

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