lightfollow home by shannon baker lightfollow home to sit in a bookbox stacking take a bit of breath along to eat with. weigh the water as icegrass melting with push precision the drop drags all the way down. urgent dare. untie the mirror knot in your head rewinds an action. remains, what did will revive […]
a sail of calm by Shannon Baker a sail of calm, smacking still inside my skin. one breath, another. organized, soft. i feel ok. walking easily thru the aisles. better much better, oh yes certainly all better now. a clear night. the tremor of approaching tomorrows. somewhere, a tiny, twitching smirk.
blearily loping by Shannon Baker blearily loping toward a gleaming, grand indifference gratitude signalcrossed smashbroken into, midsentence, bent over and back, but still singing out questions. striking self onward, shapeless and wondering whether or not. and how. where and which backhanded way.
bricklayer by Shannon Baker bricklayer lays himself down upon his body. builds a better way out. flapnasty foliage, orbital dirt. space dust come to rest and we sucking fruitmeat on some perching-porch. airing out our animal, lest film-filthy flesh be left to rot. it’s difficult though, this business of wasting. it only leaves me wanting […]
the water by Shannon Baker the water over a fall easy enough, that’s how it went down. just slipping, eyepairs away after a hold, a sort of handshake, supposed simple, restless, the slap-up sound of stray neurons grope-grabbing, all the air that got in the way. i remember him saying, “i believed you knew and […]
thorn-stomach by Shannon Baker thorn-stomach, struggling, torn the treble out of the tune. quillfeathers, your ankles peeking up from the center of the floor, legweeds. cork piled in the trash heap. i can smell you sweating thru the sheets, upstairs writhing in the hallway, halfway between the bedroom and decadent death. downstairs, a week old […]
lightfollow home by Shannon Baker lightfollow home to sit in a bookbox stacking take a bit of breath along to eat with. weigh the water as icegrass melting with push precision the drop drags all the way down. urgent dare. untie the mirror knot in your head rewinds an action. remains, what did will revive […]
NEXT-DOOR LIPSTICK VIDEOGAME GIRLFRIEND. by Shannon Baker at the sixteenth birthday party there was lacrosse, cheesecake treehouse, beach-hat and lots of board game rhetoric nothing conversational had yet been type-set. implanted was more like it. then fourteen in the restaurant a bad word choice surfaced in the icecream dish first-time things began as comes every […]
LIFT THE BEGGAR’S SALARY. by Shannon Baker two steel baseball batteries i hid your lust bubbles inside the canyon mother’s chord progression and all the broken thunder knocked three times on the backdoor of your vision. Â no one answered. nothing except girl-mammal cry-throb you noticed nothing (nothing but the boombox) and i wouldn’t forgive such […]
ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS FIRM. by shannon baker volume lights your vowels to learning shapeless under tame. he lost his darkness-glasses somewhere between 43 and 50 and pissed in the handbag. and flared drilling bliss-stones. cheapness in the weather had her basking dirty full of mismatched bathing suit of flowers nothing to take home. close-down the […]