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Quelle Sputum or
And say, why dont'cha try it with words

Adeena Karasick
From:   Perihelion,

In a witty "ditty dawn's up". a sassy
sassy says so

a glossalallic frothy slop as her hot tongue suck salve

In the clamour of the surplus.
In a lurid body of desire.

So, shake it up baby…
with a hard pouty gerund errant errand parted in a foray foyer o yea.

In the hesitant gait of
yr trembling, in the range of

 

 

 

yr reference / wrenched in the hem
of the haw. In the hello
of the hollow

 

in uvular forego ergo.

And sing: rockabye

As pixilate fixates
petty felching fret fatigue
And i say:

Fetching.

as daylight come an' i wanna go
where no glib regret garment guarantees

a propaedeutic hermeneutic
in the iffy spiff sputum spluge.

So, wontcha flange now,
in anxious indices axes
with a umbilicus abacus kiss


 


 


 


 

Do you know the way to say
plush flushing
swaddled in a stable labial able
pump gumption sump

So, hush little baby don't you cry
mama's gonna bake you

a desquamation pie

and if that hypostasis don't sing
mamma's gonna make you
a codicil docile

in the enigma swig mottled clog of

                    an excusary ruse
                or lucky lucre ludic clues.


 

So, don't you be cryin' over spilled
lexical sects as
social surrogates surrender in

a dosey doe dulcet
mucilage fuselage
silica sift duplicate.


 


 


 


 

In the trajectory of a grammar
 

which falters in approximation
in the anguish of / the nuance of a fluent soothe
excluded in the margins of

 


 


 


 

                                                                                                       lenguata mutata


 


 


 

and the torment of sanguine effusion staggers
in probity strobes / roused
in the folded harrow of


 


 


 

the lingua
the mighty lingua
where the line seeps


 

                                                           in the dissimulated secret of

yr restant flaunt. flambé.
                                                          mamby pamby ambient mycelium


 

   sally swell solely
  slain in the interest of
obscurity. In the surge of


 

a gelato glottal waddle
sybilant bouillon,
bellow bigelow bill-ya belly volley. volét.
villa ballet bélbaios. Bouillabaisse.


 


 

So, if you go into the words today,
you're in for a


 

the slow seepage of
a giddy curved surplus
in the phrasal bluster of
a brazen raison wracked with
wild salients

                       (which couldn't keep me away)


 

So, play yr psudo squeegie weegie
zygotic labial fable


 


 

in an agog spigot abegna
bag it frigget / fidget
widget traject gadget
genetic etic mimetic
functive dunk


 

As pas de pas parted in
          anamnesis, mimesis, noesis, poesis


 

in [sic] iliac echolocate loci.



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