James D. Autio is a Minneapolis artist. James’ work has appeared in North American Review, ditch, Poemeleon, Drunken Boat, 3:AM Magazine, Yellow Medicine Review, Venereal Kittens, and other fine venues. James is the recipient of fellowships from Hamline University and the Vermont Studio Center.
Of a Rumpus
Pull a bullpin a rat child been
back at have even that which want
with both in mac given at the cat sack.
The fact of which we paw flit across
a deeper plush, your dressing gown
white and be by her own, who
with cat milk random of her womb
hold offer open and follow the under.
But with humid surround sack
taken to such extent as reason
between leave for someone to grown,
I breathe as a layback to hay
stalk, sheltered by my private
lit chair paste. Spliced in this place.
Paste putty in the conscience
plate board. We caught a beauty
shape, cut from scissor soft cloth
clothes which of gauche touch
the much floor hold over
emotional glaze. Perhaps dropped back
a pant to have at an itch and thick
care tremble stitched with
the brought back patch. I am so the bare
run conduit dredge of the center
flap back and also got such fur
back walk that from form shelves and
feign blocked angular spaces,
the under self and traces remain. Knock
a blackened millwork hat rack out.
I am in fact of will only until we heap
upon our leave, until the dawn
if you creep back. Until you come
to claim to true till leave
is to go to, when it come. If
it come. I am pleased you revealed, yet
you know only the pouring have.
Bird on a Jetty
Without greater negation that there
should be no loose rain forever so to fragile
with yet it seem. Talk our prescient
salvation as out of a broken reservoir.
Casual. No sleeps in the glimpse.
And there is little parting.
That there must persist, we suppose
that put so by the song, a cameo liquid
framework to shift the only slight
enlarge. Not to girdle with anxious. I could
know and who might get through
the sensory fill now that the dark shine
and crying of the synod under frayed
wallpapers. I write a name on the mourning
sun. I’ll be far to see to sing more formal,
the point to each thing for what forgetting.
Tried for a private sorrow. But when you tried
never did ache and stripped of a sound hollow
sluice bent. Behavior too have given way
to get us through, as with an unbridle stealth.
More realize of another time, of a dark hold
of a bent putty boat, directed but when it come
to be more expectant. Or so to care,
but of course the abstract voices enjoin us.
Fly me away and held
in our hollow elixir, concern
and before you unable
but turn charming, deigned
unto silent and founded
delicious minutia of your
thimble holed. Perhaps our body
braid was of a caught sight but still
dense and precious aside
the bracken zeitgeist. A mild affect
yet the serious balm of
individual essential and known over
it is this to hold to drift
and ball. Cock vasters you caught
sight and twinge in the hag hold.
Aver here to value or in the own to a
fanned setting. Hence
a plaited feat, repeated thrush under
the pump glimpse and returns
from the carpet back slight chore kind
probable. Used to strung
devour a dead brazier or even dilute
struggle comes. To hold
the cleft. And yet pointed damp
to hand trash panels use back
and turned, shan’t go into that.
Not when I want
and got sliver hat
and not break hate
break will have made,
and also later that same day
never been mentioned nor actual.
The chick weighed innumerable lays
of narcotic snatch pamphlet. What I
thought I tried to say yet there be a brutal
film sometimes reflected to give back
my faceplate, my barrage of flower keep
sake toggle the end stick.
I take of the pale. We
took of blue dark honeys comb
to hold open brain palm. She
ran the first tintern through grasses
on damp hills, turned with hair
a wind past buoy, as with
the cottage thin.
Mouthing tore the uproot colour
slight shift of expectation to decline
the peach penned bone overflash
slacken loam. Later at home,
a sudden defunctory end bath
foam, she unbutton undress
and then just rest.
Sung Down Lament
The sun seems to be wearing the exaltation tuque.
How much given to the sky resonance and these
go on a little distance storm bent, suggestion
of a piano passage sustain rising aloft and he
have come to feel no displeasure under swollen
support strictures. Memory silence even as he
hoist the bumbershoot and eye to the shade
of dark fiend ripples disable the light. Yet light.
Yet a bit of heightened aware as henceforth
vision fades. Replaced. To this normal shapeless
lament a dismal seeming, a nothing put to utter
well of the foci. Nevertheless, from of the seem
of sledge, a second constant: a counter song
button brisk accompaniment reaction as of the
puny position when given to a greater return
bundle. The image gesture a desire for wet
in heather, superb pulse to pull apart a moment.
Meaning to the very page. The rain pours down.
Naught but as a soufflé pang
then her apron seemed to leap.
Once taught a tree tumble
an apple bough so never seeing.
I think I know though I don’t
the nibble latch strand twice
blanched at the suffer back,
the tickle glee free curled
and futile chaste. We trusted
the hooch blast of spring timber
haunches of clay. Twice now
the dense tote. It’s easy to lose
track. Haul now a brittle reticent
of faucet skin tease taut ball,
and her hips, bent, buttocks,
unimpeded gentle eye joint.
Mother and daughter fruit, a
faint rasp back at the gentry
slip and breathe, a wide hinge
paste. I feel you cup my eyelid
wax half pressed and the fume
of dissolve heat dim between.
Near being able with the almost
reach of a familiar pleasure.
Solemn and earnest epithet. Courage
balls is not yet come to the higher step.
Discontinuous parallel, the normal bridge
alternative to chemicals on the placard.
Stretched along incensed horizontals
and having been thrived of the under foot,
the haughty precipitant concedes a warn
gloom cupboard pull. Tapestries and
stupid pastries for hasten of a fastened
contact but there are bullions in the spice
nook. In front of sun shot cafés we shall
be caught dirigible and no longer sighs
of infinite microbes to pray to wrack
a brain rampart for the mere pleasure.
Saw poignant sound leaps to unknown
depths and ceaseless murmur liquids
heard. We wander through the hurtle of
lingual transliteration descent to shingle
over a toil rake lodge. There is nobody
hurt and ashen with fever. There is no
slag quite as fragrant. There is abundant
affectation listens on the nourish terrace.
Involuntary button pivot,
there is no more perfect nudge
as a key handle need put knob
to the push stuck out each,
either which sometimes pendulum.
If she could put to a hand, and flown
in neither case back upon her community
pillow, redemption less a focus
of being place. Blunder to get
under to mouth a bull harvest tapestry,
her lips that bore a little further shadow
sown than have at without a bare boy
liberty free to lay use to escape
being both veil a bed wall. A weak later
thicken the slight intrusion. Now she harbor
the spotted emerald city sheet quarter.
Once make suggest fresh sorrow
break lurk in suspension household to talent
confusion. In the end, the raised humps
which is meant those wide
and when well on their way bale.
He is in soften tone balk. No matter each.
Both of bent curls wet, wink wedge
and unintention, what to made murmur
of during boy emerged. It seems
such a thing. She seems shaken of tissue
sugar fold over hymen, made breathless
of a sound sheath while of a gasp
back at the portion plummet sudden
at last lower and promise to curtail obedient
clusters for all she conceal. She resemble
the fold of a lavish cloak.
Made more stubborn of a tongue then,
and made to come of the patchy choice.
But then she choose not to say, nor
to whom given a faux blush.