Elisabeth Workman

THE UNSPOKEN REVERENCE THAT IS DWARF QUEEFING

Truest action is in silent moments

the twisting multinational leaps leaving

claw marks in mute meditation

The stiff walk. The fat moon.

OMG the sun just pooted

It’s happened to me too.

bloaty and moiled then hurled

from the mouths of colossal bulls

and lions represented with 5 legs

in memos by no means

comprehensive

They basically warned

coughing nose bleed sneezing stuffy

would one day kill Flar, and Grod,

and Gald, and Angus Firehammer

if the epochs of our lives do not

submit to the unspoken powers

of Dik Dik dwarf antelopes

SOOOO fetching

soooooo keeee-yewt no

Penn & Teller Bullshit but

THE GOATS OF EQUILIBRIUM

LIVE AT BRIXTON THE REAL THING

hear the collective intake of breath

taught by quaint Balinese shadow puppets

the synchronization of galactic information

with the mutual needs of the Earth

this colossal gasp the common reverence

that is dwarf queefing for those

who become very close

in a silent way

in an outdoor way

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MAYBE MALIBU, MAYBE BEOWULF

Then, there was toil,

as toiled the slaves of Rome

in flowy frocks and torpedo tubes

abnormally polite to the love hostage

who realized quite unexpectedly

the “U” in U-boat

is for “venereal.”

According to ancient science

after every explosive climax comes

“What then?” Then, entire families,

sitting in the middle of craters

chomping down corndogs. Then,

a little bit of syphilis.

Then, Comic Sans.

Year after year the toil

and the coitus. This would be

the real story told to earth people

in a voice more trusted

than the situation warranted.

What then? Maybe Malibu.

Maybe Beowulf.

Then, when the hills break out

ablaze, people will reach for their

joy sticks and try to transubstantiate

into the infernal wisdom of electricity

using Western techniques and trends.

Hi-fi clap-on, clap-off firelight,

then another high noon

in which staring at the same dot

transfixed for hours could

potentially result

in hot gore.

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