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Exploding Like Vermin



Exist Lunatic (for Antonin Artaud)


magnetic skeletons consent splintered fractures upon consenting spectators

high power death bursting internal schism years of limbs permeate radio elementary

martyrs bleeding bones order atomic revolutions of sordid blankets inextricable backlash

breathed nerves human judgment wins enchanted theatres .



Prison Ornaments Voluptuous Torrents (for Charles Baudelaire)


sea vampire thighs secfruit corpse vague language hips poison perfumed grandeur

depravity stormy undulating lewd transgressions oblivion icy memory sphinx blade moon

withered light jewels enfold austere splendid swan bronze sensuous sin cathedrals bloom

clarity flowers soul ocean brass

confession delight serpent mirrors quiet fecund bitter pleasures diamond clay whimpers

flesh suckled lamp.



Insuperable Tongues (for Anais Nin)


electric transparent hallucinations dangerous water thinkers hibernating blinding surprises

wrap tragic savages climaxing rusty hysterical shackles

inflection experiences nourish keenest penetrating strangers whirling costumes quiver

fertility arousing fairy tales of witchcraft thirsty ivory images neurotic ecstasy sunk in

regions of introspective fatigue.



Glasseye Moonlight Orchid (for Charles Bukowski)


cigarette dressed unblinking motherfucker street silk whiskey waitress broken sex songs

tangerine coquette tough dust intimate yellow wet garbage

naked fingernails walking cracked drive beautiful dancing pants phone listening butter

terrible smoking heels splendid flapjack realize blade moonlight bottle revolution hero

stockings 3am gods hotel nightclubs shades disillusion slouched aging fucked



Amputation Lavatory Kicks (for William S. Burroughs)


electrician ominous dead  interrogator midnight drinks protocol bum model religious sick

embarrass wigging thawing disease permitted pain jerk asshole distasteful effluvium

snide rubbish refuse shots snippy nakedness conference blob fish phosphorescent

narcotics hungry copulations victim chicken crawl odor CIA pinwheel jack off mummy

gasoline connect oyster berserk judge screams anonymous blotches jelly rotten morphine

climax neon junkies selling random orgasm spurt spectral disorder rum vampire boiling

wrist tenuous wounded jockstrap convulsions cough insect monkey fangs strangulations

knuckles addicts



Undersea Saliva Illusions (for Le Compte de Lautremont)


heavens thighs devastating impotent flowers blame breath blade humanity suffering

submerged oceanic cruelty sea-wrack adversary wild vengeance waves breasts flesh

excess birds compass wound swim monsters shroud bowels reeking alone ghastly

exquisite heavy heaving carnal fires



Cigarette Skeleton Firetruck Dreams (for Allen Ginsberg)


grandfather gymnasiums butchered gibberish locomotive confessions cowered delight of

criminal kingdoms roadside war lobotomies staggering basements blew moon eternity

filthy streets secret chained underwear hallucinating harlequin undressing bodies sank

jukebox stanzas consciousness copulated shaking starving joyrides Alcatraz ecstatic

sirens saxophone hypnotism danced beer shame suicidal streets lonely angel haze

salvation odes wiggle neon starry madmen shock barefoot stoop electricity harpsichord

crack psychotherapy shivered death drunken dragged womb doom hospital alchemy

gaunt fairies humorless intoxication



Gold Glow Shadows (for Arthur Rimbaud)


ghostly altars crying rhymes lascivious fantastic torments trembled nymphs

plucked highways supernatural revolutions drunk skin impure seasons absurd condemned

eternity tavern divine dreams poison languages delicate shadows trees fair consonant

translator hallucinations travelled sap eternity mourning boudoirs slave awakening dew

childhood skeletons carnival martyrs phantasmagoria rhythms overcoat monstrous

aromatics delighted rags everlasting insanities



Dainty Sharkskin Buildings (for Jack Kerouac)


fairy tale curb swinging flowers hanging collar children ducked vigorous lonely plaid

band teaching park music madder mused newsboys circle milling alley belt horizontal

Louis stamping shaved jazz blasting head birdlike Chinamen flipped Charlie joints

complex Chicago sweating days technical Cadillac curly haired butter suit sax great

woman stretched out

shrapnel dress mad Monk hot cars hootchy-kootchy straight Kansas Benny gloomy glow

life sucked



Mesmerized Dust Footsteps (for Robert Smith)


souls wasted shade door ache standing melting knees dreamlessly devour underneath

madness pure face blurs painted star shimmers ghost thousand glares pool thunder pray

falling light glittering fleeting secrets dry lying night ancient eternal despair glass

summer writhed window skin reflection diamond senses violent surrender hollow

thrashing melts animal sugar fingers catch eyes twilight sealed illusion lakes lifeless

caves chill mesmerized dust footsteps



[Originally published in NHS 2011, http://www.poetspath.com/napalm/nhs11/.]