ditch,

the poetry that matters

Keith Higginbotham & Matt Margo

Keith Higginbotham is the author of Calibration (Argotist Ebooks, 2011) and Matt Margo is the author of Child of Tree (white sky ebooks, 2012). Their collaborative poetry has appeared in Otoliths, Guerilla Pamphlets, Red Lightbulbs, and Eratio. Keith lives in Columbia, SC and Matt lives in Niles, OH.

 

warmth

 

pinned roamed skin

beams loud

heavenly yellow off

 

undrink the old

dropping

bodies on cobblestones

 

the bridge hell awry

a nude chance rising night

the naked blinking catalogue path

 

the cardigan novel

the public sun’s silhouette

the mangled hoax’s sheets

 

 

the pastel corkscrew: a wooden grasshouse

 

longagoachild]s

bodyofbourbonand

anartist]sunfulfilledheat

thisphoto]sbodyshopping

onedownotherfilling

theiini]m

i]menglandi]mtitanic

anadministrator]sthroatstill

stillnowherestillethereal

ahardeningappendageof

jewelrydripemptyingthis

theresidualdawn]swandering

andstoolcookieslong

forbuildingsandrooms

downscenerydownstart

howwe]reagednow

abc]sreleasedbeachworn

yournewercowardsfinding

velvetglassintoeating

thetheinthe

roundtablebody]sdishes

sinking

 

 

 

 

 

conical

 

                        like arms tightly folded

                        as though in surprise

                        gathering together the photos

                        half-shaded in about light

 

   black blood on branches

              red stains on twigs

          naked light on tables

           glass words on beds

 

( you will find it

  you will find it

  you will find it

  you will find it )

 

 

a costume, a voice

 

U.S.Tressesafetyelping

odroppedwindleyessun

umberapsatrochaicloud

ourevalvendonenvelope

ncilosstationumbreath

—I wrote:

 

“The subtle street,

framed into words of

whatever want is gone,

of stars topped with

silver and meshed with

my selves.”

 

 

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                                                                                                            May 31, 2013