13 Cinquains (collaborative/via alternating lines)

Posted: December 19, 2012 in collaboration, poetry
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Edward Lense Dec 2012

Edward Lense Dec 2012

by Edward Lense,
John M. Bennett, and
C. Mehrl Bennett
(written 12/18/12)

inti
until about
December 21st’s
trembling sun faucet dripping is
O.K.

He Hat
toilet brimming
backup plumber’s flushed face
falling forward into the bowl
Shot full

REPSIHW
behind the wall
shimmering with crickets
shadows and whispers in the hall
Dripping

Flashway
up vertigo
thru the schoolyard it shrank
scowling at the chatter gravel
Mumbling

Past Time
meatfall damper
sluggish ripraps rip reffs
roll the damp heavenly ingots
Off ants

Mugwomps
rolling down the
shadowed sidewalk ladder
past the skintight arbor bladders
Spitting

Toot feet
fleet foot’s flicker
football gimps on TV
spreading blear socks on your hairdo
Bats’ wings

Flipper
foggy in face
angst negating the nose
slipping dipping in the neap tide
Stinking

Thinking
of shrinking shacks,
shape of sharks, shame of ships
spread across the wrinkling ocean’s
Forehead

Been there
wearing thin weird
shorts and maps and crystals
mark the trail we must follow or
Spin down

Let us
grunt in the mist
wallow in a pig sty
nothing left of us but bow ties
Itching

The is
just a little
whiffle slunk away but
the was shifted in its suitcase
Slowly

Awhile
white walls weeping
diptics sizzling plaster
seeps into the holy water
Bubbling

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