aye, breathsome spruce the veery alights upon then fox sparrow pine tree does something
please you to know the devil’s in a johnboat & in hir wee weird death the tetchy ones play buckpitch or pedro they ante w/ say the same love one has for one’s dog or for the wife of a friend the instruments of will keep you from o sunny decimals that scatter the fucking changeable circumference of being the will that says if he buries something turn it over that same will keep you from reruns of damask domestic dried flowers & pictures of kitty wells tacked to the wall the will to derive courage for what is courage but holding the hatchet as the wind scalps the appletree & the wire of song binds a mouth
SMOKE TOUR FOR LUNATION
rousties eye the bitten eorthe west this unspooled line of transports curious in their sudden drag race out of the cloven moon of the host city out of the external cloth its image which is mary henry barefoot at the pedals of an organ out of its dolorous quint suspended over the television somewhere emptied out the tentpole struck the image not empty not not somewhere but the weather soon recoiling so no one remembers lest those wimpling shrewes of men appear late in night’s arcade
you’re in the rafters but I’m in my cups & your face is just this sunken lane where a child he picks nettles I’ll think of a story where the child envisions a room who fills the room w/ code you ask who pot the bunny who drive that mule someone’s dark moaning moodly to bring soap to the river wash the mouth of it out it’ll be like tracing a curved line across a throat they say who boils that river you ask what water & who moan who wants to have killed a man am I your only one now
C. Violet Eaton is the editor of Bestoned, a handmade journal of new metaphysical verse. Recent work has appeared in Colorado Review, Cannibal, Aufgabe, and RealPoetik. A chapbook, “No Outside Force Can Harm the Coyote,” is forthcoming from Free Poetry. As Dowser, he occasionally releases small editions of ‘hill drone’ recordings from his home in northwest Arkansas. He also sells used & rare books.