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H. Mark Webster


Chrasm

age of concealment
brute force
perpetual approachability

is she to be loved?
donate kidney
what is to be done?

locus of emission
is she infinitely depraved?
jumping-off points

green light
pedestrian with umbrella
green light

pool of water
donate kidney
brute force

platitudes of infinite space
battlecry of damnation
raise child

green light
tolerate child
is she to be infinitely loved?

pedestrian with umbrella
pedestrian without umbrella
platitudes of infinite space

brute force
what is it to be raised?
what is it to be lifted up?



hock

of interest to the gombeen merchants presently
stomping through the graveyards of yore is
my noninvolvement with her noninvolvement
granted
is
my noninvolvement with her overinvolvement in my overly involved
noninvolvement with her overly uninvolved noninvolvement's involvement
in my noninvolvement's noninvolvement
granted
is
my noninvolvement with my noninvolvement with her noninvolvement
granted
is that
is that
whereas hers with mine ought not to have been sought out as especially trivial
whereas hers with mine ought not to have sought out as especially nugatory
a thing ripe given only for the grave
for deceasements owed long and lazily reduced to noughts in the flanks of the mind
in askance of any noninvolvement I may have had with her noninvolvement's involvement
a thing ripe only for the bumbailiff
a thing ripe only
a thing ripe only for the bumbailiff
who despises reward in the form of entertainments nought-shaped and cravenly skeleton-
               centered
who despises that
and much else besides
but despises that above all



H. Mark Webster's previous publishing credits include poems in anastomoo, printout, elimae, the Blackmail Press, and Poems Niederngasse. The work of Percy Grainger, Iain Paisley, and John A. Lee remains of importance to him. Webster hails from Pig Island, but presently keeps his distance.
 
 
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