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Scott Keeney


On Meeting Aram Saroyan



dint




Comic Black Furnace (Rothko Suite)


Untitled, 1949


arrested yellow folder

big black block

exhausting green avenue



No. 10, 1950


wired purple space

shadow mustard mattress

picket gray fence



White Center, 1950


lucid pumpkin fire

flying charcoal baton

chubby fandango come-on



No. 2, 1951


apple green grimace

very seashell band-aid

livid bacon strip



Untitled [Blue, Green, and Brown], 1952


underground indigo nightscape

swift phthalocyanine slide

braided brick collapse



Untitled, 1953


creepy magenta hammer

natural black sledge

flaming amber awareness



Untitled (Seagram Mural sketch), 1959


masked maroon seeing

catalog orange threshold

vast orange limitations



No. 14, 1960


recombinant tangelo pi

hospital twilight genome

stellar eggplant relapse



No. 4, 1964


period black amplifier

lab chocolate wag

no lightning anymore



Untitled, 1968


quantum plum polarity

quasi-religious gray streets

open-casket burgundy hug


Untitled, 1953


painted orange paper

comic black furnace

liquid almond fire



Untitled, 1969


scaleable seal temper

windswept ochre eyelids

untapped canvas frame



Untitled, 1969


transparent slate walk

washed-out ladyslipper hillside

invasive sienna fringe



Orange and Tan, 1954


fabulous orange blouse

tight tan skirt

contrapposto brown swoon



Hierarchical Birds, 1944


abraded Byzantium sky

cardboard copper eagle

illuminated cornflower river-bottom



Number 7, 1947/1948


Winter’s red Alaska

scattered orange square

concatenated salmon splatter



Untitled, 1945


fortunate gray matter

buffalo fog onion

swamp black tangle



No. 17 [or] No. 15, 1949


camped red ascension

the black cream

exact red attendance



No. 8, 1949


nude white nimbus

swayed brown suede

red within red



Untitled, 1949


serpent red scribble

plastic white heart

gated blue laugh-riot



Polaroids

                for Bill Keckler

Pigeon lipstick—
reversible head—
sunset neck.

Abandoned beard
dwelling in
the pussy willows.

Half-open window
surrounded by flowers—
a loose tooth

of chipped paint.
Irrational crane—
winged copper water.

There is rain
and there is the flavor
of rain.



Good Scream

Walking around The Times
I’m not spinning stories
questions like to be
esoteric years of effort
a silver whip of
relationship 
                    and total devotion

conflict’s wander
                              to it

I’ve been the first
I’ve been in part
and have the last

I’ve been physical notions
harsh muscles of etcetera

Imagine the Ring of day
time figured
                    weight eliminated
in love at length
the hand and strength
like videos with fighters
the way electricity arms

Who needs to camera?
I hover around the sunshine.

flat-out juice
trains literally puke hell

impoverished bronze
comprehensive numbers
high paid Thursday
middleweight drama

nationalistic yoga
surprised on a primal level

overpowered afterwards

my Kali eyeballs
everyone knows 
whew



Untitled (White and Black)


a dozen blank

returns the space

for the poem




Besides Otoliths, Scott Keeney's work has appeared in Columbia Poetry Review, Court Green, Everyday Genius, Failbetter, Gobbet, Juked, Mudlark, Reconfigurations, Shampoo, Tinge, and Truck, with many elsewhere. A limited edition, Sappho Does Hay(na)ku, was published in 2008.

 
 
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