seen in storysaw i o Chesterman Beachaways : some space-agèd CAWdger in slumpsack need of a CAWs aperch on a beach log head in hand like some CAWperplate chump presumably CAWnsolidating some flagmope CAWnstitutional collapse . . . is snapwing CAWnfronted in the sun by one iridescent adolescent halfpint cockeye trickster lickspit CAWn artist what greedy wings pickpock the sky what ’chinegun needlebeak chides the CAWllared citizen thus: “Hey baby, what-evar may > be the new black, but when what-evar goes > down for the count it’s the old black, me and my murderful CAWmunity of dramaqueen jumpstrut lunchsteal CAWmpadres still be blackbelly here, laughing— “here till the CAWs come home— “here with our heiroglyph antic and our cryptical testament ever CAWnfounding the dictates of your dreary sourboy CAWnspiracy to suck the juice from a CAWsmos fulleye bubblesmash “what fairly flapwings to be crowed!” * * * * * *
by greg blanchette, 2010
A note on formatting: Normal HTML lays waste to the indents and spacing in a heavily formatted poem like this one. I tried using (the HTML non-breaking space) to bump the lines over, but WordPress strips out all leading spaces. I finally figured out that using the <pre> (preformatted) tag preserves all spaces — at the expense of reverting to a fixed-width Courier font. Maybe i’ll figure that out too some day….
Ah, wait: as usual, all is answered in the FAQ, if only one be bothered to read them. Here’s the WordPress help on Writing and formatting poetry.
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