ditch,

the poetry that matters

Dan Hedges

Dan Hedges is the editor of HUMANIMALZ Literary Journal. His writing appears in journals such as The Monarch Review, Wilderness House Literary Journal, The Apeiron Review, and more than seventy others. He has completed three poetry collections: Agrammatical Humanimalz (2011), Field Guide Aesthetics (Middle Island Press, 2012), and An Inflammation of Nouns (Middle Island Press, 2012). He currently teaches English near Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada.

Writing

270.

{We charge at unarmed

semantics with uprooted pines

while ptarmigan politicize the

abstract with discussions

about superior nomenclature in

relation to so-called beauty}

 

271.

{obscured calculus

furnaces

fractal abstractions

across visual fields

that, in turn,

dissolves into

synchronous fevers

of word singularity

that makes happenstance

semantic outcomes of

personal consequence

time and time

again,

sacrosanct forever}

 

272.

{the unexpected singularity of

fluorescent green co-mingles with

attitudes about outdated dogmas,

but the fluorescent green is so

concentrated in its timespace

wormhole that

the subject matter burns into

dust before the introspection is

complete}

 

273.

{Like an un-ironic round of PLINKO

we drop discs of semantic value

down into our innards

where soul singularity

occurs and converts

all strange

nomenclature into a

palatable experience

that exceeds

stardust for its

reputation to defy

timespace

conundrums

but which also

rises as an

ordinary building

block of so-called

personna}

 

274.

{cubic letteration

such as scrabble tiling

is the explosion

of psychological

evolution,

into the physical world,

under the fifties guise

of family fun}

 

275.

{vast human ingenuity

manifests as assorted

mechanical parts that co-mingle

in a generalized fever

(blast furnace) of trial and

error research, behold, this

method to imagine progress}

 

 

 

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                                                                                                                     October 2, 2012