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!
8-Down 107, Gobbledygoon, by Marty McCutcheon, with Mike Hinc, Niki Hare, Pennie Steel, 48073, W.T. Richards, and Jan 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
8-Down 106, Phantasm, by Jan Kather, with Marty McCutcheon, Mike Hinc, Niki Hare, Pennie Steel, 48073, and W.T. Richard
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
8-Down 105, Pocketed, by Pennie Steel, with 48073, W.T. Richards, Jan Kather, Marty McCutcheon, Mike Hinc, and Niki 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
8-Down 104, Fallow Ground, by Niki Hare, with Pennie Steel, 48073, W.T. Richards, Jan Kather, Marty McCutcheon, and Mike 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
8-Down 103, The Burden, by W.T. Richards, with Jan Kather, Marty McCutcheon, Mike Hinc, Niki Hare, Pennie Steel, and 48073
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.
8-Down 102, 11063 stage fright, by 48073, with W.T. Richards, Jan Kather, Marty McCutcheon, Mike Hinc, Niki Hare, and Pennie 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
8-Down 101, LISTENING, by Mike Hinc, with Niki Hare, Pennie Steel, 48073, W.T. Richards, Jan Kather, and Marty McCutcheon