“I have not violated your mental privacy / But I cannot help receiving your emotions” (Catherine Baucom)

Prideful Menace by Catherine Baucom A lost soul wandering whimpers Spanning the nightmare gulfs of space and time Risking dissolution and death letting the body' ultimate particles Be drawn across the pits of time to be Resembled in this far distant day. A sibilant voice as alien As everything else around him Not afraid of …

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“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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