Volume 5: DISAPPEARANCE

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Joel Chace, "Scripts, 12-14"

Joel Chace

Scripts, 12-14

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12.

two giants / stands


far and tiny behind them


sees this watches the huge


man grip his giantess’s head force it down


into the deep sink her arms pinned to


sides giant at her back pushes stiffened


neck head farther into the gray


sink you missed me again


again you missed me words /


tiny far but clear

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13.

road into town to


find buildings streets even


other roads away and back across


back / shuffling around in half-light


the one leaving the one staying / the one


leaving shifting blurring and


having returned blurred shifted


part of the one having left left behind


or having brought from


from back a small something /


the one having stayed must revise must


because both must eat

* * *

14.

inca descent it means / diction


letter by letter again slowly it spell


it a dictionary one letter at a time


meaning / incan essence


slowly look


again / incandescence

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Joel Chace has published poetry and prose poetry in print and electronic magazines such as 6ix, Tomorrow, Lost and Found Times, Coracle, xStream, Three Candles, 2River View, Joey & the Black Boots, Recursive Angel, and Veer. He has published more than a dozen print and electronic collections. New from BlazeVox Books is CLEANING THE MIRROR: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS, and from Paper Kite Press, MATTER NO MATTER, another full-length collection. For many years, Chace has been Poetry Editor for the experimental electronic magazine, 5_trope.

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