Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Joel Chace, "Scripts, 12-14"

Joel Chace

Scripts, 12-14

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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

* * *


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

* * *


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

* * *


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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