"Pee text" and "Seekit" appeared previously Peter Ganik's Small Chapbook Project.


jackal an jalap an j        gale the glassy sound
aun dice an jejune a        p rust le or the sot
n klopping sore the tun        t useless like a jordan
leet talk ,yr “quiet bun” strayed away  .feel
it off me ,b lank i        nel b rayed with s
.wore that’s the cree        n j owl an j erk a
.train yr linger to re        aunt an jocose an j

s like peeing  .fu        hing leg the kitchen door
a run t ,whirling in t        .pallet of yr sleep an
,like rat  .or grun t        as pilling in yr armpit
y shirt whack” your meal lather spilling down yr
pants was what w        s or pelts  .yr “nois
and the clock drying        he wheeze you bore
splinter pry yr coug        n cam p ,best of sod


yr c rash ad d mat        hulk steaming in the corn
c alp ligation shook t        .buy it me an dimmer
a soaked bal loon y        like the g lass you lic
sing m eat the floor  .why’s up an dribbling st are
the heat s ill naked        r whim purr an dou
king throat s lunk        he s lope number than
,f log the b room        ch s crap sp rang s

er yr last leg g        fount aim why cASing t Hat
Fore ship need led        .you dug ‘em in an g
a “pun gent” tasting of        ded fingers st rumming
,d rang cawed ,b ile rinse yr ,fono drum ,a rus
h n ate co re en        f the deck  .rug b oil
f lack the neck        ,an a nick of g rime
rinned the blood        lanced  .p ile h am ,yr

X rale

ex quisite ex tinguish e        cross yr belted face
x ist der hir suit t        to yr n ape  .b lend an
last the ex igecyst p        ble ,make yr costive e
x pulsion on the ceiling )like “a throat”( cussed an s
pat ,the grip nuts tum        lame the foco’s fin e
x hudation s tick ing        here hair heaper plowing p
b ache an b oat a        x tirpation ex oteric e

fog moaners  .e n try        r ex ponention or a block
he sand pry fing        hiliration and a soap
p all slap yr w hizz        he s lack dirt yr t
loppy in the afternoon and drape yr stingling leg
.ex hortation in t        nap kin yr why f
rousers rent  .e x        ers dry off  .yr
.favors fakage for y        halflife  .doodle in t


bun gee an flop pu        ead an a cube
c loud bullet cr easing        hum or d roll lob
m t ape caustive cau        it  .wasp g lance or
.hop blue it ,mate the ashholE rumpled like sung
leaf solution page        sitive row groaning
fun gus or peel        your inchlessened ,tu
bear forno scald        zzule caped with

.blest madder p lod        G  !bobby in the mud
he user lens ,p        king in yr air so c
beast numb er an        nt drifting toward t
he freezer running like a rivulet a runner
flag a ramp a        sockage reeking in t
he tunnel suc        lay a f ile ,d rub
lot yr breathin        ite a tacking c rap t

Pet roll

bot ch an f lump a        whisp ,er nod the
n whee dle motely        led in bag of r
t the g ulls f late        pted to rename t
rash yr foc us yr an hidrous nicking through
yr wall et temp        a way the rising t
he gas h you cudd        racing in the starkly lo
ice  .blund er an        n d rench an d rip a

trenchlout piece me        yr elbow with a crow
wrench folded in t        lapsed the fork f
throat  .vapor tree        plamed  ?the plun
khead s pinning in the oil trench was that t
he razor you ex        ,pole tar ,master lun
ger swallow you col        he freezer like a
ace boiling  .daub        al colder than his

Pee text

shade sol der ,me        the lightbulb fire
yr s hunt loose        b yr throat outside
t the sing le sha        e the shotgun mist
intent ion floating toward the b ridge lost in s
un dulation ,cag        pe nd ant gr ease
,time to coughing ,lo        ,page of s cowling a
the floor raging in        at comb bus ted

.the camper like a        r inkwell fulla urine
per drooling soldier        allowed  .dip the nes t
,dropped an blanch        to yr “woods” the l
,sp read across ,the sough creep ,the buzzing
lantern d rifts in        ed ,knocking talking
azy sword sw        stepped an f layed
inside yr face y        bloat business ,sot ham








apocryphaltext Vol. 2, Nos. 2 & 3

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.

6 poems by john m. bennett