Other Poems by:

Darren Francis

BLACK OLIVES

i think on sally
                       siobhan
                                    suzanne
other exes beginning with s
miss them then
                        exit
history clicks its fingers a

man dismembers himself  via
backpack bomb and
                                kills a dozen
names suzanne holds her lover
pentagram in her palm

buried temples in forest
                                     sand
                                               sea
dead gods outnumber living gods
i drink in a bloomsbury bar
galaxies tap at my window
sally showers

talks in haikus
                      dying for
god doesn't make you special
it just makes you dead
siobhan sips wine
                           listens to digital songs

analog when her parents conceived her
there is no war on terror
you know that
no more a war on terror than a
war on
           soil
                 drugs
                          forest
                                     god
                                             ocean

there is
no war on terror
                          semantic spook
lop off a head
                       and
five heads sprout from the wound

THREE DAYS

i tell you i love you
                              fuck
you with context
                           know that

we will bore and
                          kill each other
two years from now
                               know

there is no such thing as
time
        you know that

we will fuck each
                          other over
pull each into our

own place in
time in
            hurt
                   say nothing

it means
              it doesn't
you know
                that
                        lover

is not them
it's
     us is

hydrogen
               stupidity
i watch a low red moon

HOLLOWED BE THY MEME

i close my eyes
angels clip their wings for me

i stare at petals
stare at fabric of

gods squat on cloud
scribble mathematical theorem

fecund pays them no attention

this squeezed-in world
fabled but insignificant

see the wiring under the boards
brilliance of matter happening

i'd rather pass through the eye of a needle
than get into heaven

copyright 2008 Darren Francis

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