Cheap obituary Shot nerves clasp undue cause wrested from the brain. They put to press makeshift scrawls their ill-bred worth. A sick greed for more knows which god trite errors played when night curtailed this conjurer’s show— some revolt four-squared slow to touch if matriarchy approves a loveless life indelicately owed this one fought for hinting trysts plausibly taled if funeraled loose. It breaks that fast naked words shape of etiquette outdone. Leave To wed these blithe earth plumbs— their end before they start. Now they shelter their wombs for fear they should be got un-groomed from shot-out fields civilization took, playing each in games their worth small lives little understood. Through dirt and sludge of needs made real they take these in duplicates of what enthrals if done as work forgives to come returned in left behind lost time their broke youth bid. Concert at Palestrina Light climbs the ground relic poises. It bribes in gain of loved one’s devotion pursed lips speak from, loud their faith enticing. Now it’s a truant kiss combative the notions flesh scrapes of unharnessed ambition patriots adore. Still, there is no mark here save that which chants freedom, our paled superstition restless becoming the postwar world. It’s the subtle involvement of a heart’s notes love gives to so that what she comprises are the scales of justice we hope for a concert outlining. Coma Our love formed of passion thrown to fevered pitch. It was of secret devotion, that surabundance involved prelude to a cause where bonds were just such purchase trite notions bled, exchanged for remission governance hid along our boredoms at death. Now to marrow it goes and quick along what traces each judgement slight errors trend of a séance attending we neat grow from— these, some mere throng contestant the peace against your bed, hand-held and endeavoured wishing you’d contort in. Our love formed of passion and this, here in end.
Andrew Cyril Macdonald considers the role of inter-subjectivity in poetic encounter. He celebrates the confrontations between self and Other and the challenges that occur in moments of injustice. He is founding editor of Version (9) Magazine, a poetry journal that implicates all things theoretic. You can find his words in such places as A Long Story Short, Blaze VOX, Cavity Magazine, Experiential-Experimental Literature, Fevers of the Mind, Green Ink Poetry, Lothlorien, Nauseated Drive, Otoliths, Synchronized Chaos, Unlikely Stories and more. When not writing he is busy caring for seven rescued cats and teaching a next generation of poets.