Wednesday, January 18, 2023




                               SONETEAR ADREDE

                                   John M. Bennett







Superation snore

yr outer skin rejection

lifted up yr arm ants


Crawler you a s tone

voice crinkler

lost behind yr shorts


Utter fist , behind

a door , a dying dog

guardian of the lake


Issued leaf , retraction

of yr cheek's door

slammed against the words


Yr blindness falls on table

sees the wait dried there











Lente , nube , caja , senda

donde ví mi mano invisible ,

dedos hoscuros en el huevo


Músculos rotos , rodeados

de agua o aire , mi

brazo pala en el lago


Intenté salir por mi oreja

mas oí el fango crepuscular

trago burbujante culeante


Testigo de mi piedra perdida

escribía en el pie de madera

dormido en canto


Vía brumosa con luz de

pizarra volteada al revés









En mi taza , calavera rota

con palos y textos licuados ,

the lifted plunger a bone


My head a cornice dripping

meat , a discursion in my tooth ,

tu sombrero de luz debajo de


La cama intrusa , mi puerta

jején y diccionario de grava es ,

drained books drip in the sink


Condensation of the thought you

lost a fork rusting in yr

bolsillo con monedas mondadas


Pesantez y liberación , bruma

clear & sweaty on yr plate










Dust wealth fills my

chair's hand under legs

the pillow's grease reveals


Effluent speech grits

your taped redoubt

its angle wave & wind


Folded plain cloud choked

spoke grass cattle dung

bound in weevil cuartos


Your straw feet sweat

grass & thunder , ammunition

water from the spigot hand


You kept the throne

you frayed the shirt the meat











My flame deboiled my

package crime unsealed

the hamster dried inside


Corpulentic book starvation

so I clung the hatchet

soil sought the blood


Drained my lunch declouded

meatballs lamplight saw

the greasy mirror forgot


Opened my gate or gaze ,

which , a phone in lake

falling up toward sky


Even wallet spelled

or the time










The tooth repelled the air

my face restained

restive for the roof


It rained beyond the

mirror your fork

contained , a sock


Contaminate with soot

my lips spoke out

their lensic curve fled


Off so crisp with air

a sword or spoon

swung thru buried


Hair a text unrotten

always there











The swallowed roof your

legs recall a shingled

shoe a walking stone's


Coangulation in yr face

or ants return to

castigate your buried soup


Other storm detail constructs

a faucet history where

were you? a flaccid glove


Reboiled in air on shoulder

of yr heavy boxes

filled with dirt & fingers


Grasp the wallet in your chest's

gritty syncopactic tongue










Mind yr is dateless was

a lung & feet , coag

ululation echo in the


Scribbled mirror was

downside up & falling

toward the sodden cardboard


Box where my shoe

was lost my breath

dimmed out my


Hand glimmered in the

glass recuerdo de la

pirámide con mi hueso


Puntiagudo , calavera

líquida que tu cara comía










Hair yr foot detrod ,

laberinto linear con

todos los fines sin fin


. Flooded alphabet dis

integración útil para la

nóicargetni de caspa en tu


Soup's relentless itching

del principio comestible

ensoñado en tu fuente


Empty with its contents

, unas albóndigas de aire

ricas de agua y agujas


. Un instante de tiempo .

and a river of spit ,










The lint my eye fulfilled

your light stabbed short

my shoe a losing knife


There a corn sprouts dead

a freezing hand but fingered

roamed the skin


Wire hair loops my face

your teeth broke out a

shore of burning stones


The air a cloudy skull

was thought & sinks

was box of water


Melted into ice

dusted with a word










Sinking toilet was a

gate & flight of legs

broke above the back


Twisted in yr waking

snore I coughed &

swallowed all the sodden


Book so dim it faints

hair so stiff it breaks

my cage flushed across


The sea its sunk lips

flaccid in yr hands

thinking beyond the cloud


My hair a knotted route

yr chair a spoon &  compass











Smouldered hair yr hat

compressed a thorn foam

it was yr cloud flaked


A white shadow in yr shirt

's fuel                     cage wind

stumbling thru yr skin


There was dirt & silence

was a shovel once yr

arm a shoe without no


Air             burning page

yr hand unnumbered

with the forks


Tools of smoke your

fingered arm decrowned













You flood a chair yr

body tongue a loop a

loop , dripping in dark


Floor yr toenails float

were ash & limestone

anterior to before


Inside yr face a

river speaks reverse

a cluster splintered


Off a tree seated

in yr lap's arms

your arms


Sunk leaves where the

shooter left its eyes










I cooked the brick

forgotten cheese &

clay a shoulder was


What now , or strat

ified below the lake

sunk in long shale


Every nothing is a

sword every word

a drinking glass


Etched upon yr lips

like cornerstones

not licked at all


Your lunch torn there

yr ageless moon








In Tléatl


The fingers are fog a

round the gun yr

eyes sugar yr

shale lung collapse


Drift zone driftless

seed yr clustered

soup dries inside

yr head     soap & lips


Dark water in yr

hand stone hard

lens sees wet

screen in hair


Turn your eye :

a sink on fire












A ticking hammer

nail off thumb

a crease spreads

inside the roast


The sea mermur

rises down walls

it's yr legless soup

& eyeless ice


Sand which hair

thrashes in

wind's explanation

hand sleeps in


Bed mouth swal

lows the storm









Lint Storm


Toast the streamed boy

molt then o truen o

no n tub burstd sh

am leaf or trembling


Tree's shredded arm

my dank mouth saw

cave thunder spellt

an odor other than


Choppd cage fire

saw yr face inversion

eye swirls against

yr mirror your mirror


Even water stinks

even spores of once

fragrant death a

broken bulb


Yr glass crackd high

yr drink of empty teeth










Inner shadow links

behind the wall your

shirt erects , it's a

boiler off the bulb


Your throat condensed

your foot a floater

down the flood after

all a turd


Collapsoration eyesight

shutters on a slimy

desk it's not my

hand spills the ink


Just yr shortened

flamer in the dusk











In the tub a burning book

in the book a bomb

in the thumb a broken

clue my spreading ice


Socks & forks a

cloud itches thru my

underwear a plastic


Wall my voice writ on

your shoe crossd my face


Towels & blood washd up












Utter book & blind

chronic convection

's my swelter said

family cushion stinks


Nor blanks inside

the glass broken on

a floor /”\\' ;:/ @|*#&*/...


Coughs a lot , redou

bles clawing neck


Dead hamster in yr shoe






Deaf Report


Peaks & shoes my eye

raven on a wall hair

rain coyote gusts east

clouds 🞅 🞅 🞅  face sausage


Shooters hustle in a gar

ment bag population sand

mirrors bathtub locutor

enigma , buried plain


Gelatinous beach depths

wings on fire       drifts

of flesh     dessication     la

farmacia canta sucia


A chair thunders down

a cliff                    Π   Π    Π




Falling thru Jim Leftwich's

“Weather Report”,  January 2023









Shoulder rain     my feet

waver     cross the landing

murk rises     up     steps


The wall     door      crisp

crack of dark     dead wind

book falls open     where


Laundry seeps     into floor

bent spoon     a glint

spells          yr face


Shoulder waver rises

wall cloud              falls

laundry     spoon     a face


Eat the dregs

)lake dust billows








Shorter Flag


My dice melt     in cap

a shorter pool     laughter

sinks     beneath a mirror


wind escapes     out drain

dead grass     shines

a snake     sleeps


Clawd hand     drops phone

clickg     clickg     clickg

23 voices          lie


Skull water     speaks

shriveld     rabbit

forget               the dogs


dice pool mirror escapes

dead snake hand clicks


water                         barks









Yr beast boils     un clamor

me abre          el pecho

cristal          espejo de sangre


Ashy window glass     wind

corrosion          air

portento          soñado


Mi tenedor          is grass

desagüe          ciego

I speak                      spoke


Heart     se abre tu espejo

winds     corrosion     sueño

tenedor     ciego     spoke


Shirted fog your ladder , sunk

light nestled in yr neck










Investive claim  my facial

disregard          was for

king     debate yr skin reversd


Hurt the door yr place in

vades a sandwich dries

on yr plate


Walkd out an hexplanation

figured loosely stam

merd in your armpit


Was a c lock inhald

a faucet twistd b

rightly watchd yr


Retreat come back or

folder of yr stones







Nada se ve


The rougher comb yr

head inhald a whistle

coughd beneath a bed


Aimd a sound retention

superfog you barely saw

's a camera films

black hhh air waving


In a lake or sunk

forest where yr shoe

a drink congeals , as

pirina desfocada con

tu nombre deletreado


sèver la . cumbre de tu

cuerpo , es la desapari...









Creep Thirst


Gastric liarstorm cerote

cob bone beast broth

yr shorter bungler pla


Cates the outer's it yet's

lice & twine hushd

sods awake , hours &

snakes cover slime de


Tails touch yr reeking

fork filterd optics

game , yr boot's

a toilet , rubbery

iota wind or dniw


Placenta lingers , tho

the aft's still even




Crapulation thru “Dimmer Switch”,

by Jim Leftwich, January 2023







John M. Bennett

December 2022 – January 2023