Juice bottle flooded with butts and rolling over
the pierced throat of the mattress in Debts exhaustion
was Wire-lit moraine through psyche's garbled alleys
was Scattered text floored by light through broken blinds
leaves and room-crags the floodbed's offense at self
insistent I-siren a Post-fern bell tolling Give up Get up Time.
Get up bound into this billboard carry your It
This That Words Hairless waikiki instructs desire
what One More is too much Now "sexpressive". . ."poet"?
Take me over Cup me slip Lip into my wings
Lover me swallow you Crouched on their capital
the Vulvas Glaciers Tundral stems now equal to bus-lines bound for __?
Lies roll over Lit Which memory's sufficient
to smoke Love choking on the need to reconstruct
Fuck Fetus Agent Orange Orchid Orinoco
Baht Border Sniper Tea Patzcuaro or Pindar
Late in the Moon of Popping Trees Dakota creek. . .
Late in the moon. . .Late. . .ping trees da. . .ta. . .scalp this trophy word and eat it.
Mythical swills spread eagle terror Reams and sheets
Manifest cold telecommunicates screen jerk
Ax hurled through scaffold Brink night brother suicide
To continent Stretched tether Market reservoirs
Intravenous Yangtze Mekong Mad Six tap cracked
Chords lick cull throat to snow Falling to snow hushed whole hands reach to whispers.
Dawn breaks the Dawn breaks on hummingbirds and alleys
War-weary Sudanese streaming into Egypt
The city strewn Here on this dank carpet Let me news
you Let me cruise the blue flame of you or shatter
if not here No Place Left No breath lift No sleep drift
To Re-mind, yes, not Rip a barren land's denuded sticks to safety. Bio: Laura Elrick currently lives in San Francisco. She has traveled widely, and has recently returned from Japan where she taught for two years.
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