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the poetry that matters

Mark Cunningham

Mark Cunningham lives in Missouri, in the US. He has three books out: Body Language from Tarpaulin Sky, 80 Beetles from Otoliths, and 71 Leaves, an ebook from BlazeVOX. A chapbook of sentences made from three phrases has been posted by Beard of Bees under the title Nachträglichkeit.

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When we ran it in slow motion, the rain turned to snow. That blank stare had his name written all over it.

 

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He said his truth couldn’t be taught, only experienced, but we’d learned our lesson about that. "I can’t talk today," she said.

 

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We exterminated all rational thought, and then we couldn’t find the car keys; spell check thought "automutiliation" should be "auto mutilation."

 

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Sometimes you just know your intuition is wrong; Styrofoam was never "discovered."

 

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Even when they’re shut, my eyes keep trying to focus unless I take off my glasses. The box said the paper was dual purpose, then listed four things it could do.

 

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