a clacking-black hack strikes back

this poem is an un
-formed mass of jum
-bled up together
unambiguously born
yawning words, void
of iamb and thigh gap
and any snap
crackle
or
pop.

it won’t stop its exist
-dance until you
dip it in the ocean,
clip it to your ice
-box door,
zip it into your
own capable skin.

nix it if you
like,
or take a hike
(a bike, a bus);
t(h)rust it to
the cold chasm sky.

or flick it. hic it. pick it from
a sorting hat in the way
-ward tradition of the most
enchanted muggle
moaners.

abandon it
to the upper air,
where a race of
(angry) birds might
pluck it
bare,

find some
iota
of hope.
 

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4 Responses to a clacking-black hack strikes back

  1. I hope you have as much fun playing with words as I do reading them. This is so clever.
    My fav:
    it won’t stop its exist
    -dance until you
    dip it in the ocean,
    clip it to your ice
    -box door,
    zip it into your
    own capable skin.

  2. annell4 says:

    Wonderful play with words!

  3. void of iamb… ha love that… it could be “silence of the iambs”

  4. Shawna says:

    Seriously, you are so great at writing titles! The word “clack” always reminds me of the book “Click Clack Moo.” So this has to be about a cow who wants to be a writer but who is a “hack” … but strikes (someone’s) back. 🙂

    I love this line, so much: “formed mass of jum” … I’m inventing all sorts of things that “jum” might be, not least of all, a “jump” that has lost its “p.” 🙂

    I also see “crack-lore” in there. Or is it “crack lure”?

    Lots and lots of clever goodies in here. A very entertaining piece.

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