After Words

After whirls listen whale hush comes the cat jigs the bat for your cares ward off dangerous asks. For love these old letters wild bedraggled wag around nest of gnarled grunts mosses bones hair vines. The old alphabetical guard strains in place at attention runes assigned ward beds grand command inspection. Sparse words heal after…

Vowel Motion & Consonant Commotion

Vowel Motion accelerate encyclopedia inch along oval verbs Uranus Your > yr wave  ~ func funa  [this space left blank] fank fenk fink Fonk funk  [purposelessly] California Faulkner Mississippi Oak Grove Umbrella  #dearjohn Adieu Aeiou – Ah, You! Consonant Commotion Click and clack bicycle rack tongue and tooth cat myrrh-th parts, spokes and wheels synth…

C

C comes to close,chimes, “Oh! Hello,” and commences to catch water, waiting for the ferry, then the crossing, and the long cruise back to the city. A bald eagle floats, driftwood across the cant tilt and lilt of the wharf: tackle shops and taverns. “Sure,” C says, though sounds disappointed, cooped up in Coupeville open…

Cadmean Victory

They do not want for something to say They run around and play all day Syllabicating back and forth No one asks what another is worth At night they climb trees to sleep They dream of mouths of lips and teeth And breath of a land where speech Is silly and fluid and free Having…