the spasmdance ..where
treflects perceivement’s flaesh
can splode.. injagged.. outtorn

(did he say splode?)

as entropy plucks petals
belief me ..belief me not
and not and not ..petals
gather as fall principles
the slipflop on budflaesh
and the gloaming rot
browncurling ..stainspread
like what banana? ..Thud

something plaints
the sacred face
of every clown
with a jellybean smile

the dandelion murders
spread.. fire works to burn
a biggerbig hole
in the dying dawndusk ..fabric
of thistory and now
splode every time
mushrooming ..under this
umbrella.. the rain is
falling harder
to stay dry

that’s implossible –
he can’t have eaten
himself –
with what sauce?

You can translate
chaos has equations
and corporate sponsors

on the other slide
the spasmdance
which moosick is
banging of plots
on a daisy chain
of $$$nut holes
all sequin ..no dress
no body blending light

the troasters of lies
“in a good cause ..I’m sure”
the wasters and wastresses
bingepurging slogans

the spasmdance ..which
shakes its onanistic
like a handle with no whip
(and the masochist said no)
the breakmeaking
must be done and redone
to purpose and repurpose
and to truth
the tonguegod
the mattering of linguage
skin over spirit
new petals
on old plants


………….you call this August?

green summer coynage
nervous breezehand
in a crowd
of morningcool

on the lakeplain

a purple kerchief
by the roadlapel

ready to slowdance
a day on the town
and a ballroom sky

joy is a busyness
needs tending



sunstorm.. leafburst ..flaesh
of samelight ..blossomburst ..fall
seeds.. tendrils ..rootsystems
of underneath principle
timewind shivers and fills
the sail of being what is
shape captures thought and
changes ..no ..what thought
before thinking was
seedburst ..awaiting ..us
no..just every flaesh
rupting and gone
in some kind of instants



leafshake leafshiver




JBMulligan has had more than 1000 poems and stories in various magazines over the past 40 years, and has had two chapbooks published: The Stations of the Cross and THIS WAY TO THE EGRESS, as well as 2 e-books, The City Of Now And Then, and A Book of Psalms. He has appeared in several anthologies, including Inside/Out: A Gathering Of Poets; The Irreal Reader (Cafe Irreal); and multiple volumes of Reflections on a Blue Planet.