Poetry from Nathan Anderson

Sugar Window


it [comes]


               [tripping]
                       [tripping]
                              [tripping]



DOWN THE...


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along again along with machine

a marching band


and a 

H*O*R*S*E



                             quaalude to take the cake


                the wheel has come off the



[FIT]
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          [FIT]
               [FIT] 



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Nebulous Time[stamp]


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this is the sound of THUNDER (something)


                             only on the better
               spring



                  clouded



semaphore
semaphore
semaphore
semaphore


                                                      [[[barked down in
                                                 nightdress as the soldier
                                                                   grovels with
                                                        lids in the basket]]]



WHAT A case:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
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Insubstantial Lamplight Callisthenics 


hoof and 
hhhhhooooooooopppppppppp


                 waging on the shore



  B
  L
  A
  N
  K


                        MISS-ALIGNED



               [soup][swing]




                !




the coast is cold


           &


                     volume is apprehension 



&
&
&
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Glass [half] cut [half]


brother can you spare a...aluminium aluminium aluminium...
a constant swab of...falalalala...how much is the cash back...
long long long long long long long...sheepskin rug...I


bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb
uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb
uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu


!!!


and the same to you


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                                                   --lift--[to say it[[
                                                 --left--[leg[[to say it[[
                                               --lift--[to say it[[
                                             --right--[leg[[to say it[[





             ARRANGE IT ALL AGAIN
                                                                              
                                                                              
                                                                              
                                                                              


Anxiety Measure (wa wa)


                        consignment


 ever



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                                      i
                                      s



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                                                   n
                                                    e


                               in                   the


            u
            p
            p
            e
            r
            c
            a
            s
            e


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                     crustacean 


i want my elbows back
i want to stand in summer
i want a nightdress and a telephone
i want
i want
i want
i
i
i


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                                                           i


                        
                          i
                          i
                          i



   w
   a
   n
   t



                                         what
    

 
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Bio: Nathan Anderson is a poet from Mongarlowe Australia. He is the author of Mexico Honey, The Mountain + The Cave and Deconstruction of a Symptom. His work has appeared in Otoliths, BlazeVox, Beir Bua and elsewhere. You can find him at nathanandersonwriting.home.blog or on Twitter @NJApoetry. Nathan is a member of the C22 collective, you can find more about it at c22press.wordpress.com.

2 thoughts on “Poetry from Nathan Anderson

  1. It is appreciated how these make one think about the question of “alignment” in verse. Well and intringuingly done.

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