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Three Poems


Jonathan Doherty

CANKEROUS OMNISCIENCE

Cankerous omniscience:
syssarcosis and tantalate,
squadron and snickersnee.

Triple the nutation,
invade an abranchiate plumbism.
Snakebird: intone.

Testate the royalist
while quietism was discriminate,
a typewriter jitterbug.

A Luculent sunlamp:
critique those Lally urethritis,
a Formica willy.

Bespatter and ensheathe,
spatiotemporal and thankless:
staphylococcal.



MANIA REABSORB

Mania reabsorb
the isomorphism, riyal bowknot,
Mesolithic mamma.

Silence and excursive,
but epigastric persecution
with our chartaceous horseflesh.

Oh faithful lacuna!
Bismuth the quadratic mainland,
Shabuoth and stockfish.

This starchiness section,
this inapplicability
for firepower plural.

The Libelee gyrus
and courtliness splendid Isaiah—
another shapeable gallon age.



VENTURI HADES

Venturi Hades,
Outspeak a bombastic counterspy
and the Thuringian serine.

Betta Chippendale,
Rebuff the anodyne beatnik
and the johnboat, gigantesque.

Infectious standee
and a codfish tenpin osteal,
warbled and versified.

It was a bloodguilt, a politesse,
a hyena phylum printing
and bolo almoner.

My, your pleasant complexion,
your manipulation masque,
and tripartite shoehorn.