Friday, November 8, 2019

new from above/ground press: disrobing iris, by Mary Kasimor

disrobing iris
Mary Kasimor

disrobing iris 

the vase enslaved a      repetition of roses
                       placed away from a     field            
               iris dies
   a bird’s logic grips the ceaseless      function door
        the       purple in     a white room
                              the primal sky         is meat
        red is another        chance at life
                   it is     another joke
        no one should disrobe     iris
                     as there never was        perfection
breath                     happens     is a mix up
glass cutting                 edges repeat following
                  another row of stones
         makes it impossible to meet     reaction
crushed spiders         bundled on a treadmill
                              water stains
succumbing to eyes                    blue              
         bulk snow                 on the corner lot
roots of pi          collapse in the middle
        sky blue soup writes itself     a recipe
and pure          thoughts
devising knives                forks
       beyond the         spiritual means eating
all that      blood             made an ancient birth
trees spy on            the rings of saturn
      motion a magic reflex        producing us
fallen bread            on       the titanic grows
           tender mold
disputes the seating arrangements      if it
       were the ocean      rows of 16 ounce cans       
                propped up                        the cult
an installment of shoes        a purity in
                the                  flickering circus

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
November 2019
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Mary Kasimor
, who has been writing poetry for many years, considers her work experimental. Her recent poetry collections are The Landfill Dancers (BlazeVox Books 2014), Saint Pink (Moria Books 2015), The Prometheus Collage (Locofo Press 2017), and Nature Store (Dancing Girl Press 2017). Her poetry has been published in many journals, including Word For/Word, Touch the Donkey, Posit, Human Repair Kit, Arteidolia (collaboration with Susan Lewis), and Otoliths.

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