Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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collab fest 77 009 by jim leftwich
collab fest 77 009, a photo by jim leftwich on Flickr.

may day worker's rights flyers by geoff conley

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collab fest 77 010 by jim leftwich
collab fest 77 010, a photo by jim leftwich on Flickr.

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collab fest 77 008 by jim leftwich
collab fest 77 008, a photo by jim leftwich on Flickr.

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collab fest 77 007 by jim leftwich
collab fest 77 007, a photo by jim leftwich on Flickr.

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collab fest 77 006 by jim leftwich
collab fest 77 006, a photo by jim leftwich on Flickr.

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collab fest 77 005 by jim leftwich
collab fest 77 005, a photo by jim leftwich on Flickr.

sign by matt ames

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collab fest 77 004 by jim leftwich
collab fest 77 004, a photo by jim leftwich on Flickr.

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collab fest 77 003 by jim leftwich
collab fest 77 003, a photo by jim leftwich on Flickr.

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collab fest 77 002 by jim leftwich
collab fest 77 002, a photo by jim leftwich on Flickr.

geoff conley, organizer of the may day worker's rights rally

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collab fest 77 001 by jim leftwich
collab fest 77 001, a photo by jim leftwich on Flickr.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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jim leftwich - 4 poems


sidestep clearing house no chance delirium
televised variable hatrack yard sales
quivering vacancies business as irascible
mouse catchers dream aslant encyclopedic
miniature sunburns annihilated birthmarks
nonetheless compartmental cadaverous
birdhouses diverted echolocation
mitigates daily toxins
once upon the gore ohm muttering during hamster



bucolic moonlit fastidious kites
arranged diaries uninhabitable disembark
how dare this brewing newly in midday
hurry up
let's gargle with sunspots

simmering berm eyelids meiosis
subtract hazards heist akin to radar
don't bet on it
no matter the sugar in a garfish hat

mule-deer cola
mollusk under golem
muzak of meek gizzards
etched limerick unmasked
hashmark gobbling mull

bit by bit the hidden valleys are diminished
soul is the edict of work


our none

our none lung gulls machete
what a thumb lanyard vestigial
cantilevers elastic and daring
dog days at the bankers accordion lore
belies dust susurrus ziggurat
attentive harpoon seance
everted evergreen magic markers
harbors beribboned assonance
not yet the advent of lotus birds
unclear uncial uncouth undercover unclean
vermillion vacation in Cancun
we are bigger than that air conditioner
such a camaraderie of sexy bums playing kickball
however lake akimbo muddier than the eyelid devil
what size is the sailboat
how cute is the hardhat
what kind of deal and why so soon


or radicalized

or radicalized darkness is imminent but tease
the nose with a hazardous den of needs
mantra lobes molotov cocktails at the zoo
quaint delinquent hacienda outside qualitative
windows dead-eye clarity and razor-sharp
gardening are splintered neatly arranged
in queues from here to India
so far but not so good
and not so fast either
dogs bite tire then bite each other
it is not the fate of the dog to kick the tire
then ride off into the sunset over Denmark
with a hat on like john wayne or ronald reagan
how can we even begin to believe it


Monday, April 25, 2011

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jim leftwich - monday


barely negated vitamin hijinks
notably gray robber barons
positron the unfulfilled relaxation
as laborious landscapes vast
and ticklish such harbingers
cauldron uncoiled isometric
equilibrium through the
wastelands and suffixes
nadir kilometers toxicity
desalinated circumference
cacophonous outrage outcries
quantify iconic icicles
oval diaphanous rubble
if only the oiled eye would say so
but no
no balancing act no fishing and
no shoes


monday too

in the emptied semiotic adjectives screaming
broken gas-can lineage
this is spilling onto the floorboard
the doldrums map
the doormat
too fox with socks in a box for comfort
therefore bona fide burlap glorious
divestiture by naked oil-can
bermuda octagon notation
tasers and kilts
tic-tac totem qualifiers gut agglutinates
the best songbooks are eldritch and mildewed


too monday

yet have never
abides subdivisions at
zoom accumulates
rib and porch
ribbons off keys
ballerina moon disembarks
arc of the advertiser hats attack
belated adage directly
delayed until soap divulge
coven leech edible ash
eyes knit aground
ladles and ladders
hierarchical liability
burnt pillars
noise and chalk
demarcated maya
off the coast of mayonnaise haiku


jim leftwich - three poems

Easter 2011

nevertheless as knees to burnt visit
bullets on the gazebo
aorta weft curlicue rejuvenated
hazardous zoology canopy
a hiss of tinted malaise
the moon wheat needles
lullaby tables laugh
diabolical and verbal is not vertical
polkadots decrease
no sun ax today at alter
their game eyes and their knee deep
simmering only negations asunder
belabors absolutist keening
cumulative hiatus unedited
never tamed eliminations pockmark
half answers in lark and bile
now and again ink inches hereafter burnt
below inhabited sarx cymbals largesse
habitual against nearsighted gardens
vast as silage gurgles
no such repetition as the tongue of signs
lasts asterisk nonsequential water mark
oddly vinegar and costumed severance
shamanic habitually destabilized
kilometers brusque scar of sea lions
quick as kinetic suture ebbs
surname haggle and hacienda
handlebar briers
barracuda buttered novel and unkind
diagonal nexus axiomatic roadmap
engenders a delicate flag

the taxi only comes once

quantum and linear laws of duration

but years

at last

driving through the liminal ricochet

miles of fuzzy mud and footfalls

shadows divided in an open box

a lake of burnt buttons and necklaces


plastic bags


traffic lights
spare ribs


nearly defenseless



2:16 AM

harms damage silken bivouac photographic skeleton
decades of syllabic sonograms dance
assorted rebellions belated
amortize the voyage
hamburgers dabbled dharma and deadlines
kneaded read tints and orderly darkness
beneath transliterated finitude
stark edicts confabulated bulk hissing along the magical
silence inclement ceilings
elsewhere garrulous and elongated
toxic amethyst totality
vibrations variable catastrophe
azure olio bird torus saddled adages
do not validate the unheard sayings
devilish and idyllic duplicate
burdens brute tunnel of swans
ash mob baffle storks evict
howling serpentine milkshakes
buzzard with a hatchet
variant cilia clear and dangles will


12:10 PM

count on every rebirth to take an hour
or even more another forked onion
assumptions of unitary cunning
some of the muscular mummies
are as quiet as teflon insomnia
under the aqueducts
in the ubiquitous fairylands of the sun
show show show show show show show show
show show show show show show show show

show show show

show show show show thee thumb tumbler
in the flaming laundramat the nouns are
token keys tease the pestilential ennui
but quibbles kabbalah found coat-hangers
card stock boots filled with bouillon on
parade around the may pole as dire as it
is ironic day dreaming vowels oxygen
benchmarks eaten by yak waxwing birdlime