taught a horse to kick a dent in the south wall
hence miser race for terminal bud     farting shot    
dwarf summer     might yet bury my face in a heap
of broken masks.
if it's permissible we'll assimilate into
white parade as a low domed crown    
oh bottler treads behind our compelled
method perfects a kind of weeping
beaked-lip-bent-spike     not poster child's assumption
of paid leave out west    once through deep smear
compliance it was all woosh
woosh punch the breeze.
upon tropical placement      envisaged alternate fairy games     but went
by the book     hence today's minimal death trip around congressional
district     diddly-dum song & dance &
back to brown red sugar sheets
i've always seen dense snow but missed
common trends when glimmering faith
based commericals drop their hooks into
my badlands it'll be a right waste of bait

thanks she said for encrypting this incessant droning
of dull nice small town guys their comprehensive
row of teeth     was upon the verge of yielding to
nothern jazz of getting bitten on the hour every
hour by harmless snakes
    then i'd be forever         
peeping through a bladeless night one-eyed-
bread-dusty-pink-box my personal best
abandoned missile base is better than
pleasing standard art rock show she clarified
much prefer snowbound citrus lake to gravity
powered dark ride     but oh these mixed messages from down in
     the wheels     vertical loop diving loop twin inversion 
     cobra roll heart line spin cork screw for brittle cypher
     / sweet cable surrogate decoy must be hypocritical
     to pretend this transaction foreign
next time we'll destabilise present code
with soft earned coin so make sure you
make the mood light tug-of-flu keep
soothing the wrestler

this is milk hill that was ragged annex   
chronological now through apple-scab
mandate hunting then gathering about
dark blue black green miles of slip cover    
you guessed those distressed signals didn’t
come from syrup table but from steep
black cliff face tiny blue light climbing
but drinking with thoroughbreds helps me
forget     am blue capsule on black red
     capsule on grey     please excuse the pencil
i have to start everywhere rosewater sloshes
     about the iron lung what the hell was your
status level pre-|robbery?     am pink capsule
     on wood wooden capsule in the king’s head
no one remembers us     a shadow leads a figure
     around the old phosphate plant busy night for
rescue services     am blue capsule on black
     red capsule on grey
i have to start

was moonlighting the homewalk of others
back from big-wow-star-yard-pirate-stunt-show-
food-court-painted-dome     had my magic lantern
shameless phoenix appeal in full effect but unfortunately
hunter i subsisted merely on insects each chronic hymn
switched a station ahead     tropical heat delays
further inapproiate greenfield
site developements a rash
of sink holes is being blamed
upon abandoned wells capped in the 80s so may yet die happy in the engineered
beach stage of iron joke marathon arms clasped round a healing breakfast
where once was unglued tenderness
in floral wash shall be invoicer bouncing
a stone     meanwhile caliban industry
assistant can get his ironwood fix from
shake shakedown artist
yes yes discreet charms     of fire
district a fair proposition for scum
hawks     will all be boiling together each purple metal
glass friday     angel soup so destination throat

jaggedges fused joints things bound lashed      agitated
camera     gritters through the night     futility clichés system
hesitation     no set-piece combustion or accessible guide to
power-ups     days after north now     yellow square green edge
x-rated autumn unmoved rootless men     demi-god absentees
viva cropped ornamentals     post-crash majority weren’t so
fond of double take      in paradox park i diffused mono-stream    
maggot maggot on the floor who
was that lost framed in apple
moss?     sequence of discolored
blocks fall one by one upon
featureless white surface
immediately absorbed most
welcome-other amidst such
distraction still heightened
anxiety laughing boy in your
white facilitated box you’re
gonna be just another one
cut in
the dark   

chrysler building through shitty window opportunity so work
a cigarette     if fully committed lend grinder a hand     overlap
the core for close knit profile power session.     tuesday an
offset slit     beneath interplay rootless filled in gaps    we embraced
despite venom swell     spread tokens blew a shrine abdicated    
however attuned to discerning force     somthing blocked our seminal
position from the depths of rose process     a far reaching discrepancie
all we needed to know.     kitsch ideology recontextualises this
remarkable shelter?     don't wear armored november color & take
a disconnected trail at hyperspeed     might make a neon exploration
across a body known for speech     in the grid element afterall an
active phenomona hopefully noticable shifting of distance.     potty trained
in harsh vegetation dead leg fringed tissue we'll lap it up      shall reduce
seedy fun house to spoon shaped writing box    & you'll find
rabbit food fighting irons upon adjacent hillshide thrash.
maybe was not explicit during elaborate landscape construct but cream
scrawl don't relate to sky but cabin we are not trash tourists     reductive
creeper so deploy the freeze     underlaying message is to walk first
before processed
mess gets totally    




[Billy Cancel has recently appeared in Barzakh, Horseless Review & Counterexample Poetics. His latest body of work HEADLESS MULTI VS. PERPETUAL INTERFACE was published in April by Hidden House Press. Sound poems, visual shorts and other aberrations can be found at www.billycancelpoetry.com]

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