Turtles Screaming Pergo Flooring



Day 21

Hello reader, just a side note here, I’ll be putting these poems on my podcast in May and discussing my journey. The podcast is KDOI Podcasting click on the link, there are 3 seasons worth of art, discussion, interviews projects and more.

Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that, like The Color of Pomegranates and “City That Does Not Sleep,” incorporates wild, surreal images. Try to play around with writing that doesn’t make formal sense, but which engages all the senses and involves dream-logic.

Turtles Screaming Preggo Flooring

21 April 2019

My beard came off with a diamond tipped clam shell

Flapping arms in seas of molasses

is the only way unimaginative skates fly

The finger pointing back at you while

my one eyed cat tackles this verse

with the finesse of an Italian gondola driver bereft of deodorant

in the blizzard of lovers indifference

We take another taste of the acrid parchment

that promises enlightenment if only we can find the right combination of NyQuil and Jagermeister equation that Mexican worms know all too well from their Tequilla baths

Look at the libraries we can fit on a communion wafer

Those nanobots that we were never promised on the Jetsons will ferment the blood of an illegal immigrant who will lead a nation of self masturbatory faceless frothing bare assed 32nd cousins twice removed baboons from Utah, because no self respecting dog would suggest we came from Africa

We pray because a fungus got into our digestive tract and the bacteria couldn’t break it down properly

We have imagination because we slowly poison our brains

relaxing in positions that are not practical or natural

we bend our bodies into salt-less vegan pretzels thinking we aren’t harming any sentient being

The lone wildebeest causes no harm to the crystalline oceans

that occupy the hottest places

but let them reproduce

and imaginary animal kings with the voices of humans that would be lynched in the land your author currently resides,

those voices try to teach a parable  a parabola

the masked overload mouse and his crazed minions push the wildebeest

cause  the excrement of his gonads to create another pack

of menthol cigarettes destined to cause another holocaust of enslaved educated eunuchs that when viewed through a one way mirror

become all the shoplifters that I let slip away into the night.

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