apocryphaltext Vol. 2, No. 1

Pill owed

dip n d ink n dol t n d ap d ate my u
ser be ad my sh apeless t raining at the s
tool .gauged my for k mist bed ,tail ed
the corn lake pillowed in my eye the th
ought breeze gus hing e gressed the cor e
dog .so I gustled ,taped my tongue against yr cheek

C aw

con taminación y sa bor e me choking sod den
lun ch ingote ,f laco s melt the lake rot the
r ush to ajuiciamento justamente b lob intake
,yr caw hush p late an dribble d moon wards
hammy like my yr tuna shirt  .a plun ge a
.mocker stance ,step into the shower ,piss yr sh orts


Fla g

yr c hump c hucking lake yr doubt baster
fog born labber tress or trenza stoppered with a
sap dip a cube ick toilet rinsed the skull
log  .g rubbed an loomed I bel t you d ocked
ah long an testy  !restex smouldered ,f lab
in habitation pissing on the f lag in testine ,c hopping!

P ocking

half hock y h alf lubristurm hal f luck age
namored wit h a s lammer fee t you c rease
the poc king  .buzz law ,doubt hum p ,a cro ss
dim ple ad munition ,an a g ate of h am yr each
f log hauled  .in craze o’ streaming ,c rumple
t one an so lid c louds greasing all the loo ps

Ble ating

rug log shadowed ,d rip l urk melded wit
yr s creening dimwit ,s melter ,so you
cloitered ,b leating for a s melt a cho
p dun k ,wr ought’s the s cammer logo
pelted raft yr scew  .saw the win dow
s alted b attered belted lummoxed too l

D ope

dun g fog ,b link s matter ,c rash the
t able to de tect the sobster choking in
,bac k c hoking rent yr f lavor g rind ah
m eat and laundry dope  .b urn the rugs
,land it all ,s potty growth an digging
.the ink a cross yr face spread ,bloody b utter

6 poems by john m. bennett

John M. Bennett has published over 250 books and chapbooks of poetry and other materials.  Among the most recent are rOlling COMBers (Potes & Poets Press), MAILER LEAVES HAM (Pantograph Press), LOOSE WATCH (Invisible Press), CHAC PROSTIBULARIO (with Ivan Arguelles; Pavement Saw Press), HISTORIETAS ALFABETICAS (Luna Bisonte Prods), PUBLIC CUBE (Luna Bisonte Prods), THE PEEL (Anabasis Press), GLUE (xPress(ed)), LAP GUN CUT (with F. A. Nettelbeck; Luna Bisonte Prods),  INSTRUCTION BOOK (Luna Bisonte Prods), la M al (Blue Lion Books), and CANTAR DEL HUFF (Luna Bisonte Prods).  He has published, exhibited and performed his word art worldwide in thousands of publications and venues.  He was editor and publisher of LOST AND FOUND TIMES (1975-2005), and is Curator of the Avant Writing Collection at The Ohio State University Libraries.  Richard Kostelanetz has called him “the seminal American poet of my generation”.  His work, publications, and papers are collected in several major institutions, including Washington University ( St. Louis), SUNY Buffalo, The Ohio State University, The Museum of Modern Art, and other major libraries.