Mary Kasimor

flamboyant words
the sad woman
                  stretched the horizon
            and ghosts stumbled out
wearing themselves
automatically taking me
along to the other planets
to the part where      i married the sun
when we gathered by the water
frying the air        birds flew away
           your poised unhappiness
missed your solutions
ended            the tips of light
generous with managed words
with no one     to eat the morning
and the wind hides in a beginning
         of dirt
from the months      of growth
cataloging the flamboyant words
           if a beginning left you
in the ditch
roaming      as you catch yourself
the cotton moved like cellophane
         the movies gave us myths
and horses i gave you
bad news
of your                bitter translations

blue and dingy
ghosts less           
the small words
bruised the hollow space                
            we ate the flesh
the rooms stuffed me in
i wished you gone
dissecting those who slept
aware crickets held our hands
pondering blue and dingy
minimum road dreams
                      we are lost
the farmer’s wife       lives death
delivered  in corners
 handing out          blood
 handing out the last
minutes choking

nightmare systems

i began on the southern dip of happiness
i began when day 10 dropped out of the air
i changed my clothes   
exited sun and water
and fire fixing thoughts
straining my nervousness
changes with floating walls
dreams backing out
density after fingerprints
the blighted with speed rewards
your frustrated systems
your intimate self         
repeats your lost bones             
in the wind
burnt and spent growing
wind and spiders alive
in the heads of frustration
rescuing a nightmare

Mary Kasimor has been writing poetry for much of her life, and writing and revising (and what did I write?) are the most interesting parts of the processes. Her recent poetry collections include portraits in time (Trainwreck Press 2020, Disrobing Iris (above/ground press 2019) Drink Me (BlazeVox Books 2019, The Landfill Dancers (BlazeVox Books 2014), Saint Pink (Moria Books 2015), The Prometheus Collage (Locofo Press 2017), Nature Store (Dancing Girl Press 2017). Her poetry has been published in Word For/Word, Touch the Donkey, Posit, Human Repair Kit, and Otoliths.
previous page     contents     next page


Post a Comment

<< Home