John Pursch

Drop-Down Scampi

Caressing tonal starlings, shack survivors pause and whittle cotton milk, toasting the governor’s spare body. If only handmade levitation could repeal a sterile chimp, grating placards into merchant marines. Grappling with wool and musty tomatoes, floating in a skyline clogged with stolen shoes, last year’s natal clouds imply ferocious monocles, lifting visionary chowder to unbound carp. Vermin cackle hardy slogans, lip-synching to chinchilla flats and ultra-sharpened maniacs, running out of ants. Coarse emphatic easements confiscate cascading fuel, unleashing acrid dominoes, leaving windy villas in grouped stylus troves. Launching lemons from browning tusks, adroit mottos plug a heavenly night’s filial castanet with octal yearnings, gratifying ad men from marital youth to unencumbered grease toys. Ripening in the frozen dew, dandelions vent locked rookeries, strumming an escapee’s staunch collective. Worsted olives dance with maiden voyeurs, teething under anthill storms, issuing a Grecian oeuvre to more pliant lupins. Suspenders vocalize amnesia, misty-eyed and bottlenecked, spreading endorphins on Brillo. Hunched over pealing bots, oxygen cats snare a quasar chief, glancing off gorged palliatives, coring fur anemones. Feelers pressure styrene crayons, hopping roof tenders with marbled criteria, wolfing down basement belles. Monkeys spurn the seven dishes, entreating milked totterers to waffle in reply. Idle roadsters rev to sitar shakes, hazing broken wharves, foundering on tapered pets. Monocular parakeets dwindle in rear-view wallets, stocking up for dosage days, chatting in a childhood cloak. Moaners pawn euphoric ferrets, cracking up pita sacks and remote contrail greens. Crouching diplomats notch chippy pseudopods with shale armies, honing swoons in tanning drool. Silence greets the loom with playful steam, loping to the crowded jungle’s bugle. Dignified immortal yearnings drawl for silos, leaving the bowling plate. Trachea lend an earring to raucous mammals, spotting basil loops in arid trumpery. Spinning colonial ardor into whimsy, equatorial hitmen frolic in the serf’s drawn butter, flexing footfalls in broken gauze. Altered munchies flush thematic pride in prism tonic malts, clustering schematics into higher fiddles. Loud accretion cools around parking, slamming dart cones under hand lockets. Precious thatch grows to haul a submarine’s finest wife, imitating addled bishops, entranced by osmotic whorls. Aggregates emote a luscious clearing, leaping into fiery skin for drop-down scampi.

Kego Stebil

Storcklie, mesto snetch
bestions shemta heffle noonsers,
menderin elmastule vonkiestation
moprietli lointpassel.

Touamer, wurfilst bewhen dapplin,
badird opulatiot’s neated awltad
akean theffered lowcan betherie
pesected teep.

Latizart’s duan shypops
donabow lickwall,
shintiade, lonest, charn;
shezencrom fetacenus!
Maut nuchwa reath,
stecha deetle kego stebil…

Knutowl, wotor sadulter gastin;
lownook’s kiletree lateas
loufered tigh ber glockfinderen,
bannywon berbaymie penairs.


When eedyl dan otortan undulates, emiber eranges upon every notable slurpage in timinal curious esity trabular quiggle or more; spenton amiter felderhotch, spegli upie franto mocket, ornieantle lon chute trader, axel plontarine man oovy laper. Entermotile eigrestiture, saboudle araith, garontabular koaxian hedgie to race inner forested ongis, for woalcupostea, ina smoothie snoramital cildge effigineal postage for handbuilt careens, of a flubial fatemast saiting to artsun benoghled by antwhiches lean, by rectaminal auriens oulchiers for stoina und oinkiometerin smoj, fereltin enupen tiewestian sloaph. Essa tammerfulien septarang, appin iliat rakhobber twos. Leftina dranzon poesen fizzar, deromiant fleers gamore, orty ulianobid ensonchial stoosh, wheggle bronxea reg cuvel eas. Barsie twoneardy ind earimelliot goumian lassimun raptiong effery pel, whaner rhutan ebonimal osiefan rupplecake; orba guanief ulcitamer’s rutile choin owocke wrispies. Checkling teunaltain igon, noprouncian ropenoph oufan octam, dayte crelled twein metherfalts, nurloufa etalia moitenoim. Epenzo oisy, viekellen taeshawl whaqie undedlond kencalm phro.


Feathery grain encounters overflow in isolated shadows, baking windswept whey, plugging enigmatic fluency with raw ceramic wells. Handling ionic canaries for ethernet tomes, we indicate ambidextrous pistons to freed rambunctious ghosts, dropping idiosyncratic pram zealots on ferrous caissons. Nuns see lessons in daguerreotypes, ingesting gated voles, quieting scoured understudies. Validity in gusty statues tallies to wanderlust, denoting wooden walkabouts for hummingbird sloops. Equality returns, effacing miniatures before ebullient anchormen cohabitate with bastion grips, instilling idols with topical decrees. Remonstrating en route, elusive cuckoos clog the carousel with pablum, elevating empaneled apiaries with Sumerian quilts. All the toddlers in rosy Kropotkin Palace rusticate and flirt with the tsarina’s alley cats, implicating uncool hollow bellies in their concertina maze. Diaphanous colliers cavil at crenellated flute escapes, pending exoteric masquerades, insulated with valence beets and topiary optics. Seabees tithe, correcting lupine actuaries, exposing desultory mullahs, glorified in antiseptic catering. Sooty coffers, sequestered by contumacious Dictaphones, sprinkle secretions of olfactory palaver, caressing salacious invertebrates in tuxedo town flues. Operatic ivy caramelizes for diurnal ichthyologists, adumbrating colloidal petri shuttles. Glutamate retainers vitiate erogenous entropy, sluicing through turbid thimbles. Melange mechanics mollify a bureaucratic browser, rectifying tessellated conifers with surfeit plaques. Accolades accumulate, percolate in chocolate, dilate on Diophantine croutons, and gratify pyroclastic tears, emulating cliques.

John Pursch lives in Tucson, Arizona. His work has appeared in many online literary journals, including The Camel Saloon, Counterexample Poetics, and experiential-experimental-literature. His fiction work “Watchingstoned, T.V.” was recently nominated for the Sundress Best of the Net 2012 Anthology. His first book, Intunesia, is available in paperback from White Sky Books. You can follow him on twitter at http://twitter.com/johnpursch or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/john.pursch
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