Then a dream
how he fixed me
with some low down
on the banks
of the Charles there,
how he loaned me
his snow-white muffler
in Boston, not
December, uncle Salty, Season
Joe Perry pressed
in my hot palm; how it dissolved
as any iridium
wafer on tongue… I shivered,
shivered and sighed, said: "Why you always
hum good harmony my man, like Steve Tyler's
thumb nails coming out arrow heads?" …
Joe Perry flashed
Anger – flaring
hard rock onyx, only
of a second there, then
I knew our lives take
a thousand, sixty eight
separate winter weeks
as so many lottery tickets
to repatriate a false
while the human being
of imagined grief …
Joe Perry couldn’t be
confronted by none
of that; in fact was already
humming anew, melodies
grounded in the knocking
of Dorchester’s best
hotel radiator; yes, he spat
a soft swirl steam cloud into the heart
of the heart of the Charles
a little while
later in this dream
told me Frostbite
makes a hella good
callus —> but only
to a point.
Sheridan’s Girlfriend’s Girlfriend’s Ghazal
She lived to love it so, shooting her speed balls washed down
with Chanel, trip through graveyards. Goose flesh spun, and spun.
A thing lured, intrinsic, henceforth indicative: how’ll it rise above?
She would address each of her twenty eight counselors as Kay Hon? …
Oh, stare long, hard enough at those precious breath clouds, mid
night, fair to middling duel w/ moonlight. Last spill. Testament. Done.
Plum cardigan she wore out, seven sizes too big, sleeves pulled past
finger tips. In the dive clubs of Multnomah, cum bouncer's stun guns.
My Lord when that old jam song Jeremy came on, the bass itself did
glissando her corneas. Skull-ward, milky thick as a cluck of nun's tongue.
Condolences broken, for her freak's self: Ali McGraw’s winter beanie,
as Death held her by the tassels, whispered up, up, babe—you're the one.
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Dennis Mahagin's first book of poems, entitled Grand Mal, is available from Rebel Satori Press, and Amazon Dot Com. Friend him on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/scruffy123