Two Poems


Lanny Quarles

Liguria of Fate and Force
 
"We arrived wet to the skin."
 
 
~
 
                                                                               among its processes
                                              as if both architectural
                                                            and plural yet wholly objectified
we find the sympathies
                                                     through a ligurian lens
to be organs of a complicated
                                                                    and mysterious contour
 
-
 
they are so young
so we are naturally attracted
                                                                                 their limbs
                                    though conjoined in a disconcerting
 
convolvulus
beckon to be sectioned gingerly
by the frontality of a warming face
                                                            yellow creeps the frame
 
of this
or as if a pollution
                       might continually enter the color
                                                                                 in its mouth
adopting splintered timber
the walker returns
 
-
 
                                           lathe
                                           lethe
 
_______________
 
outside-
 
the wide distance
in its skins of cities
 
                                              dense cells narrate a cavity
 
bronze bear snout
                                    graffitoad
orange chemistry vehicle
 
                                                  kidney
                                            associate
                                                    noir
                                                      clue
                                            bamboo
 
_________________
 
gently antics guide (& glue hide)
                                                            a dismantling violence
 
 
 
 
 
Spearing The New Animal in a Long Dead City.
 
 
the patient meanders awhile oblivious
to the wonderful clues we give
to the cries and exhortations made
from the inside of its body
 
white smock
 
yellow kinetic octopi masque
gelatinous theatre mandala
of ritual pollution construction
obstruction deduction reduction
conduction affection confection
seduction
 
 
ductfection
fectduction
fuctdection
 
 
dreck suction
 
 
the heavy fetish landmovers hover
above the patience
latex hoses, texts, and modified animals
are connected into the text of its feeling
which meanders awhile oblivious
 
 
heterofetish
homofetish
technofetish
semantofetish
phonetofetish
fetishofetish
 
 
the patient meanders awhile oblivious
to the wonderful clues we give
to the cries and exhortations made
from the inside of its body
 
 
a body gendered
but clueless
or does that sound
overdeterminied?
 
 
Why does pollution argue
with itself?
 
 
Y.
 
 
Orthocollideordinard.
 
 
We gave.