affordable

outside the reason
        of writing
is an escape
into poetry,
the continuum
of words joined
        without grammatical
        consistencies,
the jarring affect
of forgetting to make sense,

i sit
in this tiny chair,
force words to combine,
allow space & location,

& you,

the vagrant on looker,
never even had a chance,

it's this,
this ending
that only makes
it affordable

indirected questions

there are
other reason,

pointed
within,

interacted
properties

that propel,
in inverted

propositions,
as spiral

to force &
opposition,

in eyes, or centre
to the indices,

closing in directories,
crouching on meaning

copy clerk

the table waits, eight or so in a broken line,
take this, but watch the edges, a paper cut away,

a room of white & grey, too much grey,
follow work-flow, workplace understanding,

it’s a mess of this & that, but the name,
dress to suit, don’t look up, camera eye,

security & the old man who pushes mail through
a machine, find food, but here we go,

paper upon paper, file & forget,
the experts of prep, with a gap in diversity,

a serial reinforcement across the floor,
remove sticky notes & staples,

don’t read too much, but information is
important, & here we are,

smile & look away, bald head & glasses,
wandering eyes watch the copier copy,

then again, perforated edges, cough &
smoke exhales, over the next few days,

the room will grow, smaller, to miss
the open space, the moments within,

arms against, now again, a return,
accents in voices, the nasal sound

of time & broken vowels, listen,
but here, this short ceiling, these cubes,

a room slipped inside as an after-thought,
the stamper stamps, they know their way around,

the upbeat onset of a job accepted, what cost,
paper, a question extended, think

within contained parameters, feed
the scanner, sort & lift the tray,

read into lines
& broken ideologies

the sight collector

naturally occurs outside,
a box & a coin, the
phrase opposite, a
position or reason,
stand lateral the
instance, retrace the
movement, of the
same constants

*

eyes sink into sockets,
a value opens &
closes, because the
anode eroded

*

opposite the occasion, a
comma sliced in two

*

listening to layers, the
arriving at the surface

*

there are compliclarities
about the whole thing,
it’s difficult to see,
try a logic block, to
recapture reason

*

i hear sounds, metabolic
interpretations, joins &
tendons relationships

*

after a day, when rain
leaves marks on the windows
edge, prints of shape &
correspondence, maybe the
moon, the dogs licks her
bed, actions into manifestations

*

so suppose, i spelled
that wrong, comma
after the pen, send
a message down the
meridian, pass along
side, reach with extended
dorsal, not only does
this

*

lifted eye, of dropped
circumference, noted
between a 90° angle,
lesser of the two chairs,
exhale in, exhale out,
stapled to breath

*

of drifting regularities,
mapping the path, towards
remarkable inferences

*

opposed to the lateral, a
proposal on the medial,
one point to the
metacarpal

*

ventral, the co-lateral
development along the
triaxis of post-medial
view

*

the pilot drove over
to the left hand store,
reassured by the rising
costs, slept & walked
away

*

frozen in a trance of
inner perfection, looking
beyond the lost, listening
to the outer become inner,
a repeated silence

hello, how can i help you?

saturday arrives and lands on my
plate, two spoons, no fork, now
it’s monday & the cafeteria, a mess
of corporate bullshit/the others all
set aside, another way, flesh
toughened by urban construction,
a room without a clock, does it bother
you to be so still, watch as others eat,
food projected towards the face, a master
sample, texts that comply, respond,
listless & rotten, left the house an hour
early, unknown, listen to the tick
of clutter, walk away & the phone rings