3 Word Poems

Posted: June 14, 2019 in poetry, Uncategorized
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poem by cmbInteresting story about the center line of this poem: I stole it from my doctor’s office during my annual “wellness” exam. As I’m now 65, they gave me a memory test, asking me to remember those three words. After I performed a directed “activity” with pencil and paper, I was to recite those three words from memory. Now I ask you, who would NOT remember SUNSET BANANA CHAIR ? !! It’s a perfect 3 word poem.

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I took an acrylic paper marbling workshop and later found all these shapes within one of the sheets I'd made. The background is stamped ink patterns that I made by rolling textured beads on the stamp pad & then in lines onto the paper. I had made the beads years ago but had never used them to make jewelry. - C. Mehrl Bennett
BIRD LINGO artistamp design by C. Mehrl Bennett printed on preperforated stamp sheets from Pedro Pescador, of Black Rock City Post Office, 2019


Little book edition from my marbled critters project. This begins with an 8″x8″ inkjet print of nine scanned images (there are about a dozen total, cut from one sheet of marbled paper). Once I spray with clear acrylic/UV protectant & make strategic cuts, it will fold into a 2.55″ x 2.55″ booklet. If I unfold it at the center it will mail nicely in a first class envelope.

I Am Not A Tooth

Posted: April 7, 2019 in poetry, Uncategorized
NOT A TOOTH
I am not a TOOTH
You are not WE
I am not MOST PEOPLE
WE are not A TOOTH but
What are TRUTHS?
THIS is not THAT
WHICH is THAT witch
Which remains INSIDE
A TOOTH of TRUTH but
What are TRUTHS?
THIS is what YOU WE I 
Wake up thinking at 
5:30 in the morning.
 
C. Mehrl Bennett 2015

2019 TEGDUB

Posted: April 1, 2019 in Uncategorized
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C’ 2019 BUDGET
2019 TEGDUB mailed is going out in booklet form in April to my mailart corresondents – CMB

What It Is

Posted: April 1, 2019 in Uncategorized
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no sword for time
no time for words
holding sway

come this 'way
a sway, a swab
a swoon of swans

flour   ice   plastic
sacks of dog poop
left in the street

my bag is yours
your bag is mine
left in the house

one inch, one foot
one foot, one yard
a yard full of toes

spun litter ragas
wipe away the toes of
all the toads in our yard

letters make a word
words make a poem
poems make a book

Fluxus Is
What It Is


C. Mehrl Bennett    April 1st, 2010

(In it's previous version
this poem was a booklet 
posted as mail art in March 2019)

CLICK HERE for Forced Exposure Write UP! ARTWORK on album cover is by Zin Taylor. This vinyl solo album by musician John Also Bennett was released just this month (March 2019)  by SHELTER PRESS


VOODOO DOLL

Posted: February 16, 2019 in Uncategorized
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LAST NIGHT I DREAMED THE PRICE OF BEAUTIFUL FLESH TONED PERFUME

LATER, AT A PARTY, A FRIEND DREW A MAN WITH CUNTS ON HIS SKULL, THEN

I SPRAYED A NUDE MUGSHOT OF HIM OUTSIDE THE KITCHEN DOOR, AS A GIFT?

I DON’T KNOW

I REMEMBER A SKELETON PRICKING

THAT MAN’S SKULL WITH PINS

AS IF IT WAS A VOODOO DOLL

FOLLOWED BY

A WOMAN SMEARING ALFALFA SPROUTS

ONTO HER FRESHLY BARED BOOKS

I AWOKEIN A GUILTY SWEAT

AS IF THE WHOLE ROOM HAD

SEEN THE SKIN

PEEL OFF MY

COW

c. mehrl bennett 2/12/2019