Humpback Flash Gun
How far from heart-shaped taxis
in uptown district squalor breath
do grappling hugs smile in tonal
gone to flavored eczema
in shingled reliance?
Frozen to benefit hearings,
cannonade umbrella chance pelts
illusory myopic ethical pralines
with dosage aspect infusion,
ejecting blunt tracheas from
mirrored forensic eyelet screws.
Off to starlit monochrome ingredient birth,
weaving engendered jelly roll plies,
cantering poppies grow fairly well
beneath the surfeit’s cooly enacted
Newbie janitorial stasis sinks
ageless instruction pod brew,
devolved to skinned chalk stirrups
and prescient tonsils
for graveyard dice cups.
Used tarpaulins capture
squid reagent lice in training burdens,
smelting axial toxins for tundra hunters
on ballpark delicacy parole,
speaking terminal basis bowling tips
to ashen hemp arrestor gents.
She found a lasting long-legged laziness
in futuristic waveform eyes
and melted into loneliness with
humpback flash gun syncopation alarms,
replaced by temporal street closet doubt.
John Pursch lives in Tucson, Arizona. His poetry and fiction has appeared in many literary journals. His most recent book, Intunesia, is available in paperback from White Sky Books at http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/whiteskybooks . He's @johnpursch on Twitter and john.pursch on Facebook.