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23 10 2009

Poetry Dispatch No. 296 | October 23, 2009

THREE BY MARKOWSKI FROM MICHIGAN…
THE MAN WHO BREATHES POEMS—
MOSTLY SHORT, SOMETIMES LONG, DEEP BREATHS. HERE’S ED ON HEAVENS GATE, SHADOWS, AND A TIMELY SCARECROWNB


Heaven’s Gate


she kissed me where
the beach turned mean
an hour after winter began
we drank the draino
we loved each others others
with dread & disease
cascading down for seven years
every black cat that
crossed our path had
all nine lives reduced
to none then blew
two flutes for luck
& love was blazing
bleak where one last
look confirmed our sex red
big finned fleetwood idled
in the shade & panic
of a ponderosa pine
on the outskirts of
a one way window
in a half horse town
between three pains of
shattered glass we laughed
& crackled twice as crisp
in the heat of a
sixty watt light bulb aglow
with sin & sensation &
lies laced with honey
adrift in the dust of
an ancient desert on
a mattress stuffed with
amber roses that scented
those nights we free fell
from the ledge of
orion’s lips & rumbled
through a sheet of stars
then drowned in the depths
of a souvenier shot glass
from mickey ratt’s rio roadhouse
when i was doc hologram
& she was ma darker
on cloud double zero at
the heaven’s gate motel.

death bed
in the calm between tremors
her vow to guide me
when i get there


after
the argument,

barn
yard chickens

shit
on my shadow.


halloween
aaaaaaparty
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaathe
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaascarecrow
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaashows up
aaaaaain
aaaaaaan
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaed
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamarkowski
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamask


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3 responses

23 10 2009
Robert M. Zoschke

BATMAN and ROBIN on Blei’s Ed Markowski posting:

The Boy Wonder: “Holy Horse-shit Batman, what a tantalizing trifecta of pome tome verse from this Markowski fellow.”

Batman: “Stop all your trifecta talk, Robin…Alfred says you’ve skipped the last few Gamblers Anonymous meetings. It is a three-some of stellar poetic craft from this Markowski fellow.”

The Boy Wonder: “You mean a threesome of crafted poetics like we stellar-moded with Catwoman last night?”

Batman: “Robin, let’s just call it a trio, shall we? A TRIO of superbly honed and crafted pome tomes from a man who knows how to harness the pen and paper together and make it sing ring zing.”

24 10 2009
eleventh stack

No, Boy Wonder, it’s actually another Dynamic Duo – Ed and Norbert.

Great work (and excellent comment, Robert).

Don @ Issa’s Untidy Hut

2 11 2009
Dan

really like the heavens gate one… paints an uneasy yet tranquil picture.

Dan
http://heroinalcatraz.blogspot.com/

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