someone with syrup eyes come remind me what sweet feels like
bury me in sweetened nothings
—in strawberry skin
so that when it begins again
We do not flinch, do not cringe
at our cheeks stained red
Instead, in your eyes:
nectar pooled into a sugar suspension
blinking out rippled amber
We reflect on who we once were. Before electricity defined time and
before you defined electricity.
People tend to say their sadness
is sleeping in their spines,
but it seems that
mine is almost
- - Kelley J
I hate reading “How To Be A Poet” stuff and seeing things that say “Read Like A Thief” or “Borrowing is Okay” because no, that isn’t okay and it isn’t poetry because poetry can make you feel your very own blood moving through your whole body and throw you into one good long shiver, and poetry is a pain-stakingly meticulous sort of work, and stealing is infinitely sloppy, and it’s very likely your poetry will just end up having a few bright shiny parts you’ve thieved that are way too good to be in your poetry in the first place which makes it v obvious that you’re just a phony so put a lil elbow grease into it instead ok
i am the path along unseen heather
Snowball (also called a Chaterism): A poem in which each line is a single word, and each successive word is one letter longer. One of the constrained writing techniques utilised by the Oulipo (Workshop of Potential Literature).
o we all have heard people believe anything
Given the mathematical genesis of the Oulipo and the interest in the movement among other programmers, I thought that someone must have created a program to generate these, and I was surprised that I couldn’t find one even after some pretty thorough Googling. So I wrote one myself. The C++ code is here.
i am the dawn light before anybody expected something disorderly
The poems in this post were all created by the program. They have not been edited.
i am the very great change
Selection from, “Mind-Blowing Sex: A Meditation on Interpersonal Communication”, by Kelley J.
it was fun at first k but now I’m getting irritated that I can’t get it sized or positioned exactly right ugh dumb technology
I figured out how to turn my word docs into jpeg’s, I am so thrilled by something so basic