Peter Specker publishes under the name Twixt. He is 61 years
old and lives in Ithaca New York; he has been variously published
in literary magazines in print and online. Contact
Peter Specker thru this website.
I can make what I write look like such shit
in hindsight by improvement, foddering
Stylized See (short version alternate)
The wave bares a cold brrth of bubble breadth
where it yeasts across its traveling length
and leaves Zambonied slicks behind
to follow its scents of direction.
Thin-particle snow for a few hours
then moratory moments of sun-fat.
Every once in a (I haven't counted)
a small group of snow lets go its anti-
gravity device (a branch) with a gust
oh it diasporates.
What comes from freedom escapes
the lips of the intimates
and plane as the day flies off
with sound mouthed.
By a long form in a farm pond from the
bepuzzled algae marabou come, the
pond and its alsos are encucumbered.
I have an idea regarding my death
and the life that leads up to that doorstep
to which I have based all of my plans
of what I mean to accomplish. To the death!
Reality Doesn't Mind Paradox
If reality is what is it's not
there long, it's always replaced by what's next,
it can be seen as simple though complex,
but nevertheless never-the-less,
and always nevermore.
The time since I wrote this and you read it
has lengthened unnoticed in this context
for too long. Thank you for ending it.
I've Scene The Fall
The chandeliery peens of the trees hit
it off with leaves, but then their falling outs
steal the seen; discards, leaf-bleeds, clot wet walks.
Probably another day of wasted
worth in worthless work but, just maybe, not,
and I won't dwell on could-be or not,
I'll dwell on my I-land in the bluesy.
I am not here to stay nobody is
we are here for a time and then move on
from wherever we came to wherever
Empty space trying to improve your lot
by nawing at you with a noing look
Inmate in yard-togs playing tag so hard,
or stopping, dropping, going on the nod;
Gas bleb in glass yenning to the bursting
point for the bursting point popped rice even
as a child they had your cereal numb
All her sexuality has to go
somewhere the stage of being a playwrite's
playmate's over so she shifts her car
into riot gear, lets the rinky-dink
roller-rink shrink in the rear view mirror.
Picking up the gauntlets litterbugs left
after their wild knights of wreckless driving
put their horses in their paddocks and slept
behind padlocks belonging to their maids;
as I was saying, the reck of a sharp
mind, a noggin for a nightcap, a tot
of a totter or a tad for the poled
not the rowed the role of the dies.
they don't care if the campers are happy,
unless their companies produce campers
for campers, then campers must be happy.
It's the same with the basketball hoopla
that surrounds the tall and good-with-the-ball
handed those who boned up or can wing it,
who have a lot to do with the to-do
over what they do by how they do it,
doing it so those who buy will buy it.
The forest with its Fritos floor describes
me in noise to everything with ears.
The contemplation of birds circles me
over the barren lakes and littered lawns
for the bounties of edible scavenge.
wind can't touch you
but flies the flag
What We Have Done To Our World
Ignore-me-nots sliver in the sharp wind
for a bit then blunt. Once they were the picked
but no one touches them now. How could they?
Reel-me's and peel-me's flounder on the sand
for a while then waste. Once they were ordered
but no one prepares them now. How would they?
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