Saturday, December 14, 2013

A Poem by James Mirarchi

Move cursor over nose, mole, waistline,
stray grey hair, camel toe
Make bigger
until they become familiar allies
Soothing strands
to weave with
into collective patch
Fall in love with pixels
Magnification joins us
Bigger is OBVIOUSLY better
Pull back
into romantic distance
A medium shot
Feel the bonds loosen
Get closer again
Print out x-rays
Infrared exposes us in inky shadows
Husks filled with floating dinosaur DNA
A few have pristine diamonds inside
Only frame rare x-rays
Hang them in abode
Bravely heed them about once a year
James Mirarchi grew up in Queens, New York. In addition to his poetry collections, Venison and Dervish, he has written and directed short films, which have played at festivals. His poems have appeared in Crack the Spine Literary Magazine, Poydras Review, gobbet, Boyslut, Bluepepper, Orion headless, The Mind[less] Muse, Dead Snakes, egg, The Recusant, Subliminal Interiors Magazine, Bad Robot Poetry, and Clockwise Cat.

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