Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tuesday poem #29 : Mark Cochrane : Semi-Permanent Lashes

for Enid

Welts, pinkening.
A modified eternal.
It’s / blinky.

Odysseus sputters in this version.
Dirty old town.

You cross my mind.
Should the parties / cease to cohabit.
Like lesions.  Life lessons.

Everyday.  Every day.
Blinking, not flirting.
Not flirting but blinking.

Should the parties.
To this modified fraudulent.
Cross town, pinkening.

Sputter eternal.
This dirty version.
Para-life.  (Co-sirens.)  Mind welts.  (Masthead.)

Mark Cochrane lives in Vancouver, BC, practises law, and teaches in the English Department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. He is the author of Boy Am I (Wolsak & Wynn), Change Room (Talonbooks), and, more recently, a chapbook called Cat. (above/ground press). His poetry, essays, or interviews with contemporary writers have appeared in journals including New American Writing, The Capilano Review, Open Letter, and The Malahat Review; textbooks (Elements of English 11); and anthologies (A Verse Map of Vancouver, White Noise: The Eminem Collection). He has written book reviews, encyclopedia entries, and materials relating to the practice of family law. He has a manuscript-in-progress called Girlfriend of the Time.

the Tuesday poem is curated by rob mclennan

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