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from: not Omaha

By Christopher Mattison


Published:

from: not Omaha

 

Brand green
mustang

the docent’s
son strung

out Badiou’s

Tet objects
in the glove

box
surrenders

early work
sedimentary

content

forgot

_____

a chaffinch
in cawls

work
an other

word

for smog—
rattan news

printing hats
trimmed

in la grippe

_____

Reset the bone
near a steeple

named for bison
injuries, St.

Botolph
Redeemer

wicking sod
around

this rousing
gala event

cling
peaches

sodium
lights up

coal tits
at dawn

deliberate
the relative

merits of
grouse

haircuts
in 1868

_____

Emerging c’s
gone brunette

in this
type

face strands
raking

light
staging

desert fables
on science

and pugilism

_____

camphor
the green

lindens
unfold

that
fold

company
sketch

artists
dressing

other
trees

_____

starlings in
capillaries

what color
water is—

aheroic
looks

why the Platte’s

so coy, milk-

eyed

 

 


CHRISTOPHER MATTISON is author of No Bridge to Kentucky (Slack Buddha Press) and Staticticians (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs). He is a senior editor at Zephyr Press, co-director of the series Adventures in Poetry, and translation editor for Zoland Poetry.

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