Saturday, May 8, 2021

Choice Bits (a regular feature, savoring the best)

 

From Measure for Measure, by William Shakespeare 

“If I must die, I will encounter darkness as a bride,
And hug it in mine arms.” 

“’tis the cunning livery of hell.”

 

From The Man Who Was Thursday, by G.K. Chesterton 

“ticked and terrified the nerves of a neurotic population.”
“ [a hornbill is] a huge yellow beak with a small bird tied on behind it.”

 

From Walk Through Walls, by Marina Abramović 

“I was sitting around the fire with some tribeswomen when I noticed that they were talking in my head.”

 

From A Week with a Miami Don, by Zarkia 

“The woman sized her with a stank look on her face.”

“Tell that bitch if she wanna thump, I’m with all that shit.”

“Her hand came up just as quick as she slapped the shit out of the woman before jumping on her and beating the dog shit out of her right in the lobby of Dunkin Donuts.” 

“I treat all my bitches with respect and shit.”

“A nigga been through a lot yo, that’s why I am the way I am.”

“The sisters decided to get lost in a series on Netflix and accompany it with wings and wine.”

“I don’t get this shit.” Jovan expressed.

 

From The Afterlife of Stars, by Joseph Kertes 

“And then she kissed me and left, pulling the warm air with her.”

“We left our bags and stepped into Hermina’s salon, which was like stepping into a French pastry, all billowy with creams and pallors, marzipan and peach.”

“...it rained tables and chairs...”

“Did music live in the mind of the Lord up until the day he wrapped feathers and wings around it?”

 

PLUS!

 

From “O Sea, That Knowest Thy Strength” by Effie Lee Newsome  

"The thing in me that is the Sea,
        Intangible, untamed,
        Untamed and wild,
        And wild and weird and strong!”

 

 From “Ex(ile) by Desiree C. Bailey 

"...a nail sick with rust..."


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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Clinical Trial

 

DESIRECTOMY 

Where they remove your desire.
That Closed for the Season feeling
Year Round.
Or your money back.

 

LIKE MOST PEOPLE 

I wear experimental shorts.

 

PROGRESS 

I’m not saying tomorrow.
I’m saying directionwise.
And she says the same thing.

 

SYLVILAGUS BACHMANI 

Western White Ass.
Nibbling the leafy wind.

 

CLINICAL TRIAL 

Half were given al pastor.
The other half chorizo.

 

CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION 

This confers upon you the professional title of
Poet
And thus all rights associated with this title.

 

PROMO 

Buy one Moorish entrance,
Window or door,
Get one Moorish entrance,
Window or door.

 

THE HOSE 

That’s the best hose.
I love that hose.
Have you used that hose?

 

DIASPORA 

He talking about he didn’t hear the noise.

 

WRITER’S BLOCK 

How many pages constitutes an attempt?

 

7-ELEVEN 

I miss it.
I miss it so bad.

 

DETAIL GUYS 

They know the weather.


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