Thursday, April 06, 2006

John M. Bennett

C age
mat meat ,spand lore ,bile towel shed a
cusp id trundle off the sp atter lake yr
sammich ringer c age co apsed ,s hocking
h eel s and d ng .t e reeking w ve ah
d ump g ush ,le king door !napsy sh dhow
of yr ste k face ,washed ,asleep ,aglow ,stinks

F ans
nake an seep an dumpk an k not an c himp an
c ease the jab er foaming true eh smo king j aw
log ,pie rabid as yr bouncing in the soup krill
.dust you weight an ,c hang go re ,d umbg s
creen ing s hades the cage o xtian tur ds an
mus le ekup !eh long fans crashing in the corners


G lance
chur ink true eh heels wh ite p ants y
ou gauged the gouge stee red spotty like yr
toe cuff caught ,b laze into the floo d yr
pore shirt ,g lance how l ,bee med a s hoe yr
cum ulus trance .pear l inside yr cheek yr
s hape lifter clotted doubt lushed against you, milk y

S pinner
sto p c lappers t hat you s pent w hipping
loomers chuddered in the lost soup caps of
leap tor n jumpers laying out heap h eap ,s
hit the tow er ,b rave the s pinners in yr
f o g gun .che w the as h g laze in t
he bowl’s gut as leep against the c hair l egg

Dr. John M. Bennett     
Curator, Avant Writing Collection
Rare Books & Manuscripts Library
The Ohio State University Libraries
1858 Neil Av Mall
Columbus, OH 43210 USA