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Countdown Poetry

8-Down Series, October 2011

 

 

 

 

Defunctory factory fiction, no matter the fatter buffoon

Mad hatter chatters in the blue lagoon

Rattling away to some wandering tune

Remembers not the fading moon

Shouting into the spittoon

Laughing, lurching, loon!

Manhattan tycoon

Gobbledygoon

 

8-Down 107, Gobbledygoon, by Marty McCutcheon, with Mike Hinc, Niki Hare, Pennie Steel, 48073, W.T. Richards, and Jan Kather

 Marty McCutcheon mike hincniki harePennie Steel48073W.T.RichardsJan Kather 

 

 

 

 

 

On very dark nights the shape would appear
In the shadow between one and another
lover's shape locked in shadow, clear
but  memory of a dreamer
still draws very near
the remorseful fear
Death's peer
phantasm

 

8-Down 106, Phantasm, by Jan Kather, with Marty McCutcheon, Mike Hinc, Niki Hare, Pennie Steel, 48073, and W.T. Richard

 Jan Kather Marty McCutcheon mike hinc niki hare Pennie Steel 48073 W.T.Richards

  

 

 

 

 

Who can know which way my poem goes



I left it in my Mothers coat

It's got feet, it's got toes

Wildly dancing or in repose

Wondering, wayward, wandering on

Who can know

Silently gone

Pocketed

 

8-Down 105, Pocketed, by Pennie Steel, with 48073, W.T. Richards, Jan Kather, Marty McCutcheon, Mike Hinc, and Niki Hare

Pennie Steel48073W.T.RichardsJan KatherMarty McCutcheonmike hincniki hare

 


 

 

 

For fallow, somewhere, lying deep beneath my feet

A sleeping muse I intend to meet

It surely won't be long before

Orpheus's lyre strings would flow

Making melodies so sweet

Sweet melodies repeat

repeat, repeat

Slow.

 

8-Down 104, Fallow Ground, by Niki Hare, with Pennie Steel, 48073, W.T. Richards, Jan Kather, Marty McCutcheon, and Mike Hinc.

niki harePennie Steel48073W.T.RichardsJan KatherMarty McCutcheonmike hinc

 

 

 

 

 

The gravity of my situation, is heavier than:

Old tires sunk deep in algae blue
Swimming in a suit of cement
Heavier than love's cruel cadaver.
Leaden cored, drifting beneath,
Heavier still than
Swirling leaves

Relentless.

 

8-Down 103, The Burden, by W.T. Richards, with Jan Kather, Marty McCutcheon, Mike Hinc, Niki Hare, Pennie Steel, and 48073

W.T.RichardsJan KatherMarty McCutcheonmike hincniki harePennie Steel48073

 

 

 

 


You might want to start running. Fast. Now.

Before the fires come burn your town...

Black smoke choking throats, tearing eyes

The grim sickle slash nullifies

All hope and time

Shoot, Fly by.

Don't deny.

Return.



8-Down 102, 11063 stage fright, by 48073, with W.T. Richards, Jan Kather, Marty McCutcheon, Mike Hinc, Niki Hare, and Pennie Steel.

48073W.T.RichardsJan KatherMarty McCutcheonmike hincniki harePennie Steel

 

 

 

THE SO SLOW SUCK OF SURF ON SAND 
A SHIFTING SPACE WHERE WATER MEETS LAND
CARVES ITS WAY THROUGH MY HAND
TILL VAINS ARE REACHED BELOW
FOOTPRINTS ON TIME'S SHORE
MERMAIDS MOANING SORE
SEASHELLS WHISPERING
LISTENING 


8-Down 101, LISTENING, by Mike Hinc, with Niki Hare, Pennie Steel, 48073, W.T. Richards, Jan Kather, and Marty McCutcheon

mike hincniki harePennie Steel48073W.T.RichardsJan KatherMarty McCutcheon

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