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P(hosphorus) R(oentgen) -ague Parts 1-10

 

1

Penguins.

 

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detached cry at the tin bowl:

echo - quells,

inane meek flush appears

: gray glow...

wave hand kindly ,

 

Maybe

hear some things...

 

...

be curious enough to ask

if there is a formula.

 

shed tears

inside out.

 

"blank stare, wink-wink"

 

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"off"

(is a line).

in the haze,

tongue claps - offensive.

(Smoke

shimmers.)

sad.

 

mountains laughing

, sobbing.

listening to

hair rash...

 

nothing-nothing...

quietly

rains

 

("squirm, wince, flinch, shudder")

 

tremendous

shadow falls.

a few touches

here and there...

the roar...:

 

“What?

“Nothing.”

“Oh, yes. Right.”

 

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craggy fog

wracks

improbable

squawk wobble.

 

whatever smells that way...

throes additional sizzle...sigh,

 

so boring...

 

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boxing flip-flap

fuzzy cough -

clanging

hops of wight lame

- knee jerks,

m ore like bobs...

 

Listen to these lost and

useless notions...

 

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blight,  tight fist,

 

elbow

groan

(great!)

 

terrible

wisps and skimps

- puff,

 

tainted

lips

cheer...

 

curdle curves cuddle.

sour clatter:

neat vexation.

 

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table

slowly

tossed

- indecent flight ends with an impact

- broken pieces look like abstract action figures...

 

what a marvel!

 

(wind and  breath

get into a fight)

 

hideous  

quake,

eyes toot.

 

gasp.

back matters.

skews a bit

definite  gust

kicks the cheeks

chin  jigs

with a sound of a hiss.

 

dung aside

booms.

 

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2

never thought you can wear a hat like that...

it is perplexing to say to least

that tinglin'...  mysterious

- 'cause you only got an indigo sky quake malaise

creeping on the surface from the inside

and an alligator heart beat

and that skull sax feather

and that crossbones lightning glimpse in your eyes

shucks...

 

and you can pour me that

what i knew was blue

and the sun comes up fencing rays against my chest...

- Smooch...

 

hold on

 

take me into my shoulder

by this song so hard

cold lonely bit busted

but you're a trombone hammer gone away

been crude before

and now it is not

but sad shriek doubts wind....

 

hold on

 

Rainbow again

see the window ' down in my hair

careful red dreams so hot necktie cries

Sweet - breath sublime

mamboing "huh" hook

buttonhole down

thumbs freezing dancing...

 

on and on

 

Pretend you slash kiss halfway through

that melody says clap

glance nothing pop

and the roaring cough heaves the dress up

wishing more to come

but nothing knocks out longing...

 

awkward wavering faltering stiff irresolution

 

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3

goad spurs a thought jog.

 

elephant,

spider,

rhinoceros,

penguin,

killer tomato and lepus

 

- concurrent, moving

on a diverging diamond

six-lane highway...

 

still enough room to waltz tornado

 

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4

anguish:

thumb clapping palm -

abstract fervour,

gob blank - "dash".

 

"Laughing opaque":

intimation wind;

tarnation gust.

-"Nil" kink

- nudge...

TILT: sebaceous blast yoke

Et.

 

twisting eddy:  

queasy gist beats hollow apparition

reckoning "vacuous dubiousness"....

 

Vile nub heartbeat hammers tad

Thinking "Nothing Solid"

- "dulcet"; Laughing...

 

mordant vex veer

startling gnarl

chutes chuckle dither;

Finger snap:

blare

- effervescent blistering

vociferation pinch warp  

 

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5

naught

that vanquished the awkward,

a solemn flat-line,

thought to be a cliffhanger...

 

...that particular kind

of silence

- where the response should be...

 

this lingering folly,

a vapid contortion of sorts -

written off nastily

while longing for else

on a whim of spelling it out.

 

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6

Ennui:

 

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7

Crippling Self Doubt And A General Lack Of Self Confidence

 

Should Have Should Have

 

Lost none - So So

 

An Idea of Canoeing

Part Of The Noise - Volcano

Rolling Thunder Murmurations

Crush Haunted Touch

Too Sweet

 

Windy smile

 

Floaters - Gloria

Discerned itch

 

Horns and Trumpets erupt

 

Standing still

Ossified

Dancing Inside

Washed Out Face up

Many Clouds

 

Stillness

Thought Provoked

Abracadabra

Splash

Volcano

Forsaken Turning

Azure Blue – Crimson Red

 

Erratic Motion

lumps backwards off to void

 

 

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8

Chair Person work crowing airplane

or collection baby creaking played grinding

gum or flying crying truck

- excelsior!

 

Mystery intensifiers played out of turnip

effervescence

 

Towel blowing nothing

Nails the muse tune

gums bleed tacitly

Low nose exhaust the detrimental dripping

silence sniffing

Tse Tse Fly - does Braaam! and goes beyond

 

Door screaming of clipping drill mower

Dental beeping:

wry zigzag - pipes crying

nothing expedient

 

Baffling gewgaw surd - sappy

Koala opaque sough hoot

Peals quake thwack

Dolphin nostrils nebulous Duck

 

Phantom squealing

sinus tussle Choke

insurgent

wombat Doom

Loud neat Sparkle,

wink-wink snoring

cheeks burst

hippopotamuss roar

 

Tart Tart Tart

 

Mosquito Rooster floors frequency

Dog Loud

nails Garbage Sounds

buzzing smacking elevator

chirping other honking slew

slamming the silence of alarm

 

nails chewing tune

scraping floor broadway

barking elevator

roundabout arabesque sigh

 

Rooster horn stab

Loud buzzing - leaf blowing "Orff"

or Door off truck -

Lawn played Cat nose snoring

 

silence soaring - "Aaaaaaaah!"

ebbing

toot - bazoo yap

gingerly chop chewing gum

hideous gulp gasp

- hinges

tremendous knock

 

creaking

flower

 

o-o

 

 

 

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9

Hopscotch Bellybutton - absorbing ephemeral contradiction.

Knuckle crawling chill -

- tornado. Chisels hollow blaze

pinching luminous nil...

 

Abrasive

Lightning drone devoid of perilous bliss

Flattens nasty compassionate thunder

Charge -

lemon muzzle hectic sound:

Phasing cuddly.

 

Suave Domino combative glitter -

Frantic parcels frame the knot;

 

Kettle whistle - farewell chord.

 

Comatose flinch:

- eerie

 

Detached Gargantuan

Pigeon in a bearskin

Spells bitter guzzling curve

 

Faint teeth dancing

Appalling

Crunch thumb crisp

Mirror Ox

Flip

murky flutter apparition -

Gasp

 

Pony Bawling "Horseradish!"

Ray Feigned Bash - Crimson

Awkward misshapen Lollipop harpoon missing

Just a little...

 

Gurgling

 

Nebulous bottom bludgeoning:

Blunt Banana smoke blip.

- graceful frightening blush - foul

Freckled cloud rattling tremor,

wink-wink - Zero

 

gibberish pounds sweat drops

slap the Guts - Kibosh.

percussive pearls -

bats hideous blank... perplexing hop

atrocious rain - stunned grin.

 

Blackout.

 

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10

now a much much begging bit

hand letters of the bar to him

she bore lightly the spiked and winding seahorn

that he never did then

 

false one

we had better part so clear

so good

he never heard since love lives not a clinking voice

ask lambert he can tell you

 

too much trouble only

i was expecting some money

either hold on the silent bluehued flowers

 

pike hoses hoses after after after after

her gliding lips

head music lost charms

begging shakespeare said before

a shoulderblade bit of a the bar to the tune

not off to believe

too much to handle

besides his lips

lost to now

letters he read

off awhile ha ha

 

lost listen lonely now::

archly aching beat beat beat