My poem, Electro Cute, on Visual Verse

Electro Cute

 

Cogs, grunts — infatuation supreme…

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(Image: Franck V.)

 

 

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Watch – Basilike Pappa

Today I’m on Free Verse Revolution.

FREE VERSE REVOLUTION

That emotionless tick,

that tack, like a wink,

I nailed you to a wall

but couldn’t keep you

Always that tack,

that same tick,

I wrapped you around my wrist

but couldn’t hold you

I clicked my tongue out of rhythm

danced off beat

sang out of tune

to confuse you,

but you always keep an eye against me.

I took a screwdriver to you

to untick your tack, untack your tick

I ripped you open

but couldn’t kill you.

That tick, unquestioning,

and tack unrelenting

what will you gain from my ending?


Basilike Pappa is a bookmonger and a wordcubine. She believes that in poetry an image must montage the mind with false cognates, and that god is sun on a copper coffee pot. Her prose has appeared in Life & Art Magazine, Intrinsick and Timeless Tales, and her poetry in Rat’s Ass Review, Surreal Poetics

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Wonderstance – Basilike Pappa

My latest on Sudden Denouement.

Sudden Denouement Collective

Winter in radio frequencies

his mad orchestra

the pale state of heaven

Sluggish days / cemeteries  

for pencils – broken  

Are you upset? Walk often

Until communication returns

sleep wake attack escape

social shadowplay

Feed yourself:

the kitchen knife

gleam of the underworld

Windows are reflection / also inspection

But if I fly through them – broken

(as long as they’re not open)

Anathema to insect screens:

instead of sticky tape,

with nails to the frames are attached

See?

Afterlife does nothing on a whim –

follows protocols

Resurrect somebody or make a replica – do it fast

When I repair myself

in the green and gallant spring

when birds do sing

the pine-wood grows alive with wings

face rentals suffer much

my scarves

my boots

my coats

my gloves

will go through

a mild case

of wonderstance


Borrowed Lines

In the green and gallant spring: In the…

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WRONG TWIN’S LULLABY

Never sinking on Sudden Denouement.

Sudden Denouement Collective

by Basilike Pappa

It said sleep / the voice said / slide into / me / like a fish / in water the voice said / dreamless / I’ll catch you / just sleep it said / you’re tired and / it’s time to / sleep.

Like this / it said / the voice said / close your eyes / slide / let go / see? it said / like this / come to me / easy / you’re tired / just sleep.

That time / it said / remember? / that time in the sea / the water closed over / so close to the shore / but that current / that sneaky tricky current / it said let go / the voice said / like fish / you’re tired / sleep / easy like this / don’t blink.

And you thought / why not / easy / the…

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