Jeff Harrison

* Caterpillar Tusk *

our commas
the fine ruins

of caterpillar tusk

a cooler count
thumbs what's
by wind & 365
solar rays
of 860 stars

I'll save
you the suns
our skin
the comma
bone &

the suns
are used
for armor,
& ordinarily
the suns
are not
priced in our

hide thick
as armor
the suns'
but only
in armor,

that's the rule of
the caterpillar tusk

* Marvelously Blind Hair *

the cracklings of pension
the stumbling tops (are round)
circus leaf the faces depth my ghost
a bouncing panting about
see rocks open in horses
silky her wig drunk-translucent
scored wound primed out
drank the Resurrection but not fictional hair
pension the Resurrection bouncing primed of panting
her drunk-translucent wound open round
my horses drank Resurrection
(Resurrection drunk-translucent)
husk lust in open blood
body all slaughtered astray
intertwined slim in huge meat readiness
her Latin dead green over soft rainy bone
hardly nothing so only lies
carcasses' eye table
lips' lies prayer red
her pruned harangue newspaper dress
squeezed evangelical exteriority
regrets went loyal on up
sheets with suits munching in liquor
sneak back the worm always careful
dashed pigment enveloped always the striped
beasts seducing eating petrified
wings progressed beyond our witness
sunshine-meek cats,
you're the carrion the sugar shuts
wryly moist future regions
diminishing the marvelously blind hair plot
antibiotic carrion is another marvel:
wet worm in ache box

Jeff Harrison
has publications from Writers Forum, MAG Press, Persistencia Press, and Furniture Press. He has two e-books at xPress(ed), and one at Blazevox. His poetry has appeared in An Introduction to the Prose Poem (Firewheel Editions), The Hay(na)ku Anthology Vol. II, (Meritage Press), Sentence: a Journal of Prose Poetics, Xerography, Moria, NOON: journal of the short poem, Dusie, MiPOesias, and elsewhere.