THREE ENEMAS by MLA Chernoff

On Plumbing and Necessity

Poetry incests me emotionally;
It applies to be seen and to eventually
foresee and climb deeply
a tree, where I can finally
Xanax my dried-up feet––
bent over the can,
clubbing a tussle that
reels round rose-shaped
colours, pendulums of time,
time itself spilling into the bowl.

They, that being me,
quack-marking quasars ahead of all intent,
it is I who am I,
misusing words and rhythms like an Elvis-ass bust
on dusty mantle gore;
another name for the
circle that squares in knife,
simply put: Kike.

I am sleepless, confined, and just fucking dumb.
I drink the juice to fill my caboose
with shit and shovel.
It’s all a go-around, now, isn’t it?
As per usual, please don’t @ me.
As per my email, please don’t fucking @ me.

Instead, I just need you to
spell it for me: G-D,
that earnest ear of corn,
plumb with beginnings,
capitalizing on “K,” rummaging
the grain elevator
at any and all
political meetings.

A portrait of the poet as a landscape
screaming––
“wouldn’t you like to know it?

 

SEAL #7

seal #7

 

to ripe and to not, not
after Stein

[Not] [Ripe]

There ain’t no [not] [ripe] answer. There ain’t gonna [not] be any [ripe] answer. There never [not] has been an answer [ripe]. That’s the [ripe] answer.

Everybody gets so much [ripe] information all day long that they lose their [not] common [ripe] sense.

Anything scares me, anything scares anyone [ripe] but really after all considering how dangerous everything is nothing is [not] really very frightening.

It takes a lot of time to be a [ripe] genius, you have to sit around so much [not] doing nothing, really [not] doing nothing [ripe].

Generally speaking, [not] everyone is more interesting doing [not] nothing than [not] doing anything [ripe].

A writer should write [ripe] with [not] eyes and a painter [not] paint with [ripe] ears.

Silent gratitude isn’t [not] very much use to anyone [ripe].


 

[Not]

Collapsing freights instigate mein sein;
a rose is [not] a rose is [not] certainly a [not] rose––
composed in amicable getups attacking all exits;
later taking the eggs, being
insistent upon [not] dregs and
lippy sing-songs. Cordially yours I am [not] now––
cordially in sores fasting in the daylight’s break.

Of tremulous penny-loafers mincing all floors
and the spaniel left drying in wrecked ice-cream stores.
Nevertheless, tit for tit and tat for tat: Lizzie minds, Rose minds
all seven or eight of them goddamn mind but he
drives off to California. Yielding no stop signs, mirrors blurred
and dwindling, the pygmy background – so very tired.
We: left delighted, [not] [not].

Disconcerting: willowed wisps without anchorage, steam and
drizzle pillowing pillows. A piano plays its [not] in severance; the IRS bemoans
communal ties and woes:
the erasure’s songstress still in her flight, of airborne ruts and tulip sights.


[Ripe]

I’m actually actually and that’s factual
I’m actually quite angry at all times and that’s
actual.

Was you hornier than me?
Probably not.

Two fidgets fig a freak of frolics &
it’s like

oh.

So, trickle me fricken to do what is
or what’s wont. The lake is
hackling its own reflection,
retroflecting manicured manuals
for the foresight of a time-trapped
hob-bomber, a
goop of predilections that harken back to you,
wooing.

Then––it’s settled, empirical fricatives
snugging the snot of some piss-n-shit hover,
where, into the gardener’s garden, we were where that is––
all the mens have been collected into the vacuum
of eschatonic boondoggle,
viz. that knot-ripe fact of being wherein
we are [not] always the same [ripe] age inside.

 

                                                                                                                                           

MLA Chernoff (@citation_bb) thanks you for visiting their profile. They are a PhD candidate at The Neoliberal University of York University. MLA’s first collection of pomes, delet this, was released by Bad Books in the spring of 2018. A second collection entitled TERSE THIRSTY is forthcoming with Gap Riot Press in early 2019. Have a nice day and please stay hydrated xo xo.

 

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