AN OVERDUE HISTORY OF BLANKNESS

Joshua Bird

AN OVERDUE HISTORY OF BLANKNESS furls from your
mapmaking :


a bellow beyond the lone asylum


of longitude– :
seeking inverted streetlamps :


mimic exclamation : an illuminate :


to the confused


worm-like punctuation


i have reduced thirty-four
species of tiger lilies to a punching bag : a thimble thin
constellation of ideas





do you make much of the still life genie :
besides : to reinforce the objects : is to reinforce the probability of
exiting a poem twice encountered


i have never understood your
still life until i became your active installation : a flourish of mirror
that only attracts another eclipse :


of moths to a blank flame : or




A BLANK PAGE is war-torn : a whisper : scripted from trees with
no laughter : only a scythe for a mouth


obscured by morels : a
parabola is ajar





O self-aware gas ball : i will find ways to sacrifice
even more poems to you

 
 
 

about the writer

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Joshua Bird is. A poet by way of abandonment, his poetry is findable but unfounded. He confines his solipsistic tendencies to short bios & contrary possibilities. For more (or less): joshuabirdpoetry.com

 

 
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