retina

Got to reduce my carbon footprints
but aren’t we made of carbon?
Maybe I’ll have to remove a foot?
I guess I’ll walk less then.
That’s how it works.
Doesn’t it?

Stephen knew the answer,
he wrote it down and has it stored
in a safe deposit box,
controlled by a retina scan.

A gang of thieves are plotting to remove his eyes
and sell the secrets to a cabal of hedge fund managers.

They are plotting in a room overlooking the park.

Their secretary is ordering refreshments for the meeting,
tiny sandwiches,
skewered meats,
peanut dip,
jugs of ice cold water.

Noisy ice cubes
crackling.

The secretary makes sure
there is a pen for everyone
and the pads are aligned symmetrically.

The park opposite the office is full of ducks
and grass,
trees that are older then this city,
tress that are oblivious to the meetings agenda.

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19 comments

  1. multiplemichael

    —————THIS POEM WAS NOT WRITTEN BY JOHNNY BOY—————
    AN AVERAGE PERSON WOULD NOT PUT THESE WORDS IN THIS FASHION
    THIS IS THE WORK OF NEBUCHADNEZZAR
    HE WHO TRIED TO MEASURE
    HOW FAR GOD’S ADDRESS
    WAS FROM EARTH
    HE WHO SAID,
    “ONLY THE FIRSTBORN OF LIVING WOMAN”
    ASCENT AND ENTRY INTO THE HEAVENLY COURT
    MAY BE MADE POSSIBLE
    THE GLORY OF THE LORD
    THAT IS THE SUM TOTAL OF THIS POEM
    INTENSE REFLECTIONS ON CARBON FOOTPRINTS
    AND ICE CUBES A-GO-GO….WHO KNOWS ?
    FEVER FROM BONDAGE TO THE FLESH ?
    ADAM AND EVE IN OUR HIGHER MINDS ?
    EVEN COMPUTERS ARE HAUNTED BY THE GARDEN OF EDEN
    ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CONSTANTLY FEELS “NAKED”

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  2. multiplemichael

    TRANSIENT FICTION
    (EXPECT NO HELP FROM OTHERS)
    LIFE IS WORSE THAN ANTICIPATED
    OLD FEARS ARE OUTSIDE AT NIGHT
    EVERYTHING SCREAMS, “IMMEDIATE ACTION”
    A LIVING BREATHING EMILY DICKINSON
    HOW DO YOU DISMANTLE HER HIPS ?
    *multiplemichael claims that she has a fleshless pelvis

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    • eatmorewords

      interlopers trespassing over these pages – ash from the Leviathan fire floating into the stratosphere – clogging up apparatus on space shuttles

      floating men
      pissing in bags
      hearing voices in the vacuum –
      the machines are talking to them – bad interference & cosmic juju

      they say you can see the Great Wall of China from space but it doesn’t exists – it is the unconscious projection from a billion repressed minds

      featherless conquistadors of indifferent time – the third eye on the idol

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      • multiplemichael

        WAS IT YOU WHO CLIMBED MOUNT NEBO
        AND VIEWED THE FUTURE KINGDOM ?
        YOU WHO CURLED UP AND PASSED AWAY
        “WATER TAUGHT BY THIRST”
        A MILLION TIMES YOU SAID THAT
        THEY LIKED TO CALL YOU A PROPHET
        BUT HOW COULD YOU BE A PROPHET ?

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      • eatmorewords

        Noah’s ark was made by cheap labour using cheap materials –
        plastic nails
        stained bed sheet sails
        it should never have left dry dock
        – two of all animals for food and sexual delights
        – long nights at sea
        – dark nights illuminated by a silver dollar moon –
        – howling winds and the animal howls – salty sea spit lube

        ITS YOUR TURN TO GO IN THE BARREL was the old pirate phrase

        – crossing the equator
        – riding the hobby horse
        – escaping the crimes of juvenile escapades but your fingerprints don’t change –
        the records aren’t expunged

        ——————————————

        the accusation of PROPHET were false and baseless

        ——————————————

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      • multiplemichael

        KIND OF SAD TO THINK SOMEONE WOULD SELL NOAH PLASTIC NAILS
        HIS VISION WASN’T THAT SHARP WHAT WITH ALL THE MASTURBATION
        A PASSIVE VICTIM OF ONE OF GOD’S EXPERIMENTS
        WHICH WASN’T VERY WELL THOUGHT OUT
        EARWAX-LIKE BUTT PLUGS AND HIBERNATION ?
        DID THEY LATER EAT THE PLUGS ?
        NO ANIMAL OR HUMAN WAS SACRIFICED
        TRY TO MEASURE THE ENORMITY OF THEIR SITUATION
        WAS THERE A DISTINCTION IN SMELLS ?
        WORSE THAN POOP AFTER A GREEK MEAL ?
        MORE OBSCENE THAN GOAT MILK BABY POOP ?
        SANITY ITSELF FALTERS AT THE ENDLESS QUESTIONS ?
        NOAH SPOKE CONSTANTLY OF REALITY IN A REDUCTION TO ZERO
        EVERYTHING OUTSIDE THE ARK WAS ATOMIZED INTO EXTINCTION
        DEATH WAS WORKING OVERTIME—HAPPY TO BE OF SERVICE

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      • eatmorewords

        so many names and faces all under one roof –
        peepholes in the bathroom
        skeletons in the crawl space
        Normans mother
        matriarchal monster in a house of jealous lovers –
        – the tenderness of a slap
        so many names for future offspring –
        some biblical
        most of them names after obscure tapers from the early 80s.

        ——————————————

        plastic nail Noah can’t get a refund,
        wasn’t seen for 40 days and 40 nights
        wanked himself blind in a frenzy –
        binary Noah with the endless sentences written in 1s and 0s – at the end only the animals would keep him company –

        ——————————————

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      • multiplemichael

        —-THE TENDERNESS OF A SLAP—
        PRIMARY RESEARCH OR CREATIVE IMPULSE
        BLACK AND WHITE CHEATING THE POMPOUS POETS
        NEARLY CHEATING RASCALLY CHARACTERS
        RESOLUTION ON CHEAP TOILET TISSUE
        PLAGIARISM IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL
        I PRAISE PLAGIARISM
        I PRAISE THE PERSON WHO SOLD PLASTIC NAILS TO NOAH
        I PRAISE THE PERSON WHO STOLE AN ALICE WALKER BONE
        AND PUT IT IN WITH THEIR HOMEMADE METH
        GOD BLESS PROTAGONISTS
        CHARLES DICKENS NEVER SPENT A NIGHT IN FORKS WASHINGTON
        OR HAD DIRTY THOUGHTS ABOUT THE GIRL AT THE COFFEE SHOP
        WHO HAD ALL THE INK WORK AND THE MOTORCYCLE FRIENDS
        WITH REAL BABY SKULLS HANGING FROM GOLD CHAINS

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      • multiplemichael

        HOW DOES ONE DISMANTLE THE HIPS
        OF EMILY DICKINSON ?
        A LEGACY OF SECRET SPOON RUBS
        THE MAGIC OF SELF-TOUCH
        NO GOLDEN MOMENTS STOLEN
        ————————————————-
        ————————————————-
        PAINFUL PRANKS
        TESTS———–IMAGINATIVE ATROPHY
        UNSTABLE LEGS ON THE POET
        LEGAL LIQUOR
        AND EXTRA BAGGAGE

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      • eatmorewords

        the component parts of “Build Her Yourself” Emily arrived
        piece by piece –
        monthly instalments of limbs and organs –
        Christmas Day boxes of unwrapped kidneys –
        empty boxes crumpled paper –

        no instructions so best endeavours – an arm here
        a leg there
        put her together
        shes beginning to take shape

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      • multiplemichael

        “BUILD HERSELF EMILY”
        IS OFTEN MANUFACTURED IN A CEMETERY CITY
        —KINDA MAKES ME NERVOUS
        PLEASE BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU INSERT HER MEMBRANE
        EMILY LIVED INSIDE HER VIRGINITY
        THE WORLD LIVED ON THE OTHER SIDE

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      • eatmorewords

        I was a teenage hand model from an island of kings – my narrative was fingers,
        lean,
        – close ups of me holding cups, tennis rackets, knifes and guns – the hand model of the year 1986 – it’s what she saw in me – a framed picture of my hand in her hall –
        hand king
        narrative fingers
        cuticle close ups

        my hand was famous

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      • multiplemichael

        I SAW A PHOTOGRAPH OF YOUR FAMOUS HAND SWEATING
        IT WAS BUSY LIKE A BUMPER IN A PINBALL MACHINE
        YOU WERE UNDERCOVER-COP-SEARCHING IN HER PANTIES
        BLACK AND BLUE BABY—BLACK AND BLUE
        I COULD SEE HER EXPLICIT BODY PARTS
        NOT THAT I KNEW THEIR NAMES
        BUTT-NAKED IN THE BACKSEAT OF A CAR
        MOIST PORTALS OF A HIDDEN SOURCE
        SEX WAS CASUAL FOR A SUCCESSFUL HAND MODEL
        WORDPRESS WOMEN AND ASPIRING POETS
        DAWDLING DUDES FROM CHEYENNE
        FUMBLING DESIRES AND SODOMY
        IMMEDIATE SEX—NO PRELIMINARY TALK
        ONLY THE SMELL OF BOUDOIR POOP

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      • eatmorewords

        everyone’s seen photos of my hands – from small towns in Russia to magazine in dentists in Bolivia –

        men in shadows were payed handsomely to remove them from my arms but they all failed –

        they were sort after appendages

        people from the Curie house were enlisted to make workable models of them –

        I never had to do the dirty work:
        mining underground,
        selling peanuts at the Kentucky Derby
        cleaning the surfaces
        digging around the holes

        dental magazine smell of disinfectant the dirty work completed by the handsome men in shadows
        from here to Bolivia

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      • multiplemichael

        ENDLESS YEARS AGO, I SAW PHOTOGRAPHS
        OF YOUR FAMOUS HANDS AT BELLEVUE
        A HOUSE OF HUMAN SORROWS
        SUFFER, CONFESS, MEDICATE
        ANCIENT BENZEDRINE UNLOCKED
        READY TO ROCK AND RUMBLE
        SENSORY EXPERIENCES TO WORDS
        WORDS TO CONVEY POETIC MUSIC
        DIFFICULT WORDS, NAKED, AMBIGUOUS
        NON-PARTICIPATING SEXUAL JAZZ
        BOHEMIAN GENITALS LASHING OUT
        CREAM CORN JISM FROM A CIRCLE

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      • eatmorewords

        those photos were fakes the orginals are locked in a safe 100ft below a lake in Geneva – as a young hand model I was paid in cheap drugs and gushing compliments –
        I was flown around the world to caress the skin of famous woman (actresses, poetess, singers) all wanted to feel my hands –

        in dark rooms they laid
        on mink rugs they awaited

        no visits to Kentucky – a state ban on handsome hands –

        endless years ago I saw benzedrine stockpiled in a Florida warehouse by the ocean endless years ago it was ambiguous and 50% this
        50% that

        1207 comments to decipher

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      • multiplemichael

        DEATH WAS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
        LEAPING FROM CAR TO CAR
        I SAW AUMQUE IN A TURN LANE
        WITH HIS FANCY BUICK BLINKING LEFT
        GOOD LUCK, BUDDY
        7 HOURS LATER
        I THOUGHT, “TURN MAN, SCREW THE LIGHT”

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      • multiplemichael

        EMOTIONAL ENERGIES INVESTED ELSEWHERE
        YEAR AFTER YEAR
        LONELINESS AND UNHAPPINESS FOR PETS
        SMALL ARMS AND LONG ARMS
        AND MOTHER WITH HER FACE TO THE WINDOW PANE
        TIMES OF EMERGENCY ALWAYS ARMED TO RESIST
        REMINISCE AND MOVE ON
        THE EARLY YEARS ARE PAST

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