Aught, no. 14 (2005)


Peter Jay Shippy

from Alphaville

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Luna moths,
nightglow, orange

pekoe, quayside,
red spiders

tat, undulant
velocipedes weave

xenias.
Years zeroize.

Zills yearn.
Xuzhou

weeps vines.
Umbrella trees

stalk,
raining quirks.

 

19

Quonset root systems
terrace using

variable worms,
XL yoofs

zooming z-waves.
Youthful Xavierians

want virtuous
udder tracts.

Some readers
question Peter’s

ohm
née

“Molotov lox-tail”—keeping
Jekyll in Hyde.

 

20

Gatorade fuels
esprit de corps between

anomie. A black cross
descends (exit flies).

Glass harmonicas
issue jetty kisses—

longhorn moue.
Night owls

peddle quaint réchauffé sounds.
Trombonists ululate

vipers, wailing: XTC
Yardbirds, Zombies,

Zorn,Yo-yo, X,
Wire, Velvet Underground.

 


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