“How ugly is chrome, / And tubular chairs” (Phil Murray)

12:30 by Phil Murray In a room full of sound And a nicotine haze, Stand glittering machines with electronic smiles And little windows with salivary delights (Each technically augmented, of course) So I with the rest pay tribute and homage To these transistorized gods who vomit forth prizes All steamy and hot and tasting like …

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Bloodletting is Beautiful by Roberta Greifer

Bloodletting is Beautiful: by Roberta Greifer Drowning in skin, Punctured in A wilderness of sheets, A piece of you still lingers in my prison of Teeth. Now At a wooden dinner, Your eyes are firing squads Across the mashed potatoes, And we pretend the amputation is Complete. My glittering assassin, Blow-by-blow Prepacked in a box, …

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