Literarisches Events (in and around Lawrence KS)

  • JOSEPH HARRINGTON & ISRAEL WASSERSTEIN. Lawrence. Thursday, April 24, 7:00 p.m. Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.
  • LAWRENCE POETRY FAIR. Lawrence. Saturday, April 26, noon-4:00 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. Contact: Beth Schultz:
  • CRYSTAL BOSON, NATHAN HOKS, & ROGER REEVES. Lawrence. Sunday, May 4, 2014, 5:00 p.m. (preceded by open mic). Eighth Street Taproom (x New Hampshire).
  • TIM LANTZ, & al. Lawrence. Thursday, August 28, 7:00 p.m. Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.
  • CALEB PUCKETT, & al. Lawrence. Thursday, October 23, 7:00 p.m., Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.
  • KRISTIN LOCKRIDGE, & al. Lawrence. Thursday, December 4, 7:00 p.m., Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.

Monday, October 22, 2012

[Another unhard green thing --]

Another unhard green thing –
glossy smudges of light top
curvily dimpled edges. Center
top sits a green like kelly
central hexagon with lava-like growth
bubbling up out of it
a little tubular muscular upthrusting
nub, broken and blackened
at the tip.

But back to the body:
from three martian cheeks cleft,
mooning you from under robin hood
ish loincloth lincoln
green, down the sides varicolored
variverted streaks, expanses,
shaped like deformed hearts,
bulging at the bottom, designed
for functionality:

                                    sides slide
imperceptibly down to rounded pads,
naturally-occurring Scandinavian appliance
from the 1970s, to where when you turn
it upside-down, it triple is, hilly wedges
forming a triskele surrounded
by a circle. Not a square
pod not a ball but a bell
sans clap or clapper.

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