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Passion at the Drop of a Bone

January 27, 2017 – 8:35 am | 3 Comments

Passion at the Drop of a Bone
by Meghan Tennison
Please, Arrest
my attention before i Faint
in your Holy presence
Cool down your hypnotic eye
i’m not ready for this
stormy abyss — Be Careful with …

it’ll be waiting

November 27, 2013 – 4:53 am | One Comment

i’ll be waiting
by Meghan Tennison
<3you are my heart
beating like
redred beetjuice
like
red foxes causin havock in
grassy red dust hills
&i’ll groom yr fur as your eyes
swivel with panic until
tongues cast low huffs
we wait …

juggle jungle

October 9, 2013 – 10:05 am | 2 Comments

juggle jungle
by Meghan Tennison
make up your mind, mindless mindreader
wake up your kindness mr highness
chatter-toothed skinchew cunning tonguetie
thick hide hiding all harm done
face fume hot head heat rash
trashed armoire,
trashy flashy memoirs
firecracker …

Don’t do that again!

May 26, 2012 – 7:14 am | 2 Comments

Don’t do that again!
by Meghan Tennison
dropping beats, throwing drums
satisfiable hair style, generous critiques
thirty-eight thousand dollars, please
sure is windy out here
handshake transaction, foolish abstractions
swallow whole or suffer cranium abrasion
shoved into a …

carry on with your shirt off

April 24, 2012 – 9:29 am | 2 Comments

carry on with your shirt off
by Meghan Tennison
One Glorious Day, groveling in my fault line,
inert laziness found me panning for gold in
city dumpsters with pet rats & half-cigarettes.
Offered advice, “Wanna …

you’re so beautiful, even the people you disrespect love you anyway.

January 27, 2012 – 7:50 am | One Comment

you’re so beautiful, even the people you disrespect love you anyway.
by Meghan Tennison
oh dear
my jaw is acting up, it’s so excited to
speak with you
i love burrowing to the heart of …

giddiness handcuffs my willpower.

October 7, 2011 – 6:09 am | 2 Comments

giddiness handcuffs my willpower.
by Meghan Tennison
i’m your stumbling sidewalk litter
on the wrong side of the road
tripping over dead lawns
crashing through frozen mud
fooled by glazed eyes
beautiful distraction
ravenous burden
coveting forgotten insight
overfeeding limitations
assuming …

inventing problems: what will happen next?

August 2, 2011 – 8:12 am | 2 Comments

inventing problems: what will happen next?
by Meghan Tennison
weight lifted & thrown
over & across, beyond & past
weak knees
you know that feeling you get when you
walk into a room that you can’t
back …

it should be acceptable

October 29, 2010 – 4:17 am | No Comment

it should be acceptable
by meghan tennison
it should be acceptable to hand affection to everyone. i enjoy
cleansing my friends with massages while conversing.
why be particular and money-fearing?
to never taste debt
erase …

today, something will happen.

November 17, 2009 – 12:19 pm | 5 Comments

today, something will happen.
by meghan tennison
i want to perform
a good deed
i want to acknowledge
“good morning!”
the presence of others,
drag the angels back to earth.
these are tough times
staring into our reflections
greasy tea …

war is obsolete.

August 12, 2009 – 6:09 pm | 6 Comments

war is obsolete.
by meghan tennison
this beach dying my blood inspires
silenced audience, absent eyes.
cackling shakes my fear of facing your
torn, brown and white buildings.
my own structure is too stressed out to
babysit its …

the disposal of glamor

December 10, 2008 – 2:16 pm | 2 Comments

the disposal of glamor
by meghan tennison
we tuned up our body clocks
to purple meadows and bumble bees
your graveyard was warmer than my hands
it was a fun boat ride; the ladders creaked …

grated painted galloping carton of bodies.

October 10, 2008 – 9:04 am | 6 Comments

grated painted galloping carton of bodies.
by meghan tennison
this brand new and improved vaseline lipstick gently treats you like
the thinnest of baby skin;a bottled genuine form of sympathy,
listenhearabsorb you’ll be forced …

untitled

September 1, 2008 – 7:37 am | One Comment

untitled
by meghan tennison
do you feel the electricity, transferring from your body to mine, running through the tunnels in our chests, roaring like a million different trains? do you think if …

a small head sound

April 21, 2008 – 6:53 am | 2 Comments
a small head sound

a small head sound
by meghan tennison
blockage, swollen
community sickness
stovetop gasoline aggravates argument bubble
a chore to draw movements
freedom for the liquid yellows who watch
the letters
sccramblingg in vomit tidal waves
contradiction reality mixture = …

corporate roof song

April 2, 2008 – 8:27 am | One Comment
corporate roof song

corporate roof song
by meghan tennison
climbing the roof of your lifelong home
they’re still there
every food you’ve ever welcomed to your machinery:
dead and located in-between the spaces
that air cannot feel for,
they watch …

can’t look – look,

October 16, 2007 – 10:29 am | 2 Comments
can’t look – look,

can’t look – look,
by meghan tennison
the calendar makes me bite on my burns
that have no creator, says my memory,
and the more i ignore time,
the less i do with myself
besides walk
away …

no Xs over everyday heart-break action

July 23, 2007 – 10:38 am | 5 Comments
no Xs over everyday heart-break action

no Xs over everyday heart-break action
By Meghan Tennison
when you offer your animal
an open mouth to
climb on in!
[ right claw
left heel
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]
diced meat too.]
but they refuse
and drop-thump
on the linoleum to make
your face:
.sad…
grab …

you’re stupid. holes are burned into your brain forever.

July 4, 2007 – 5:38 pm | One Comment

you’re stupid. holes are burned into your brain forever.
By Meghan Tennison
“you’re in a wrong place,”
you said to me
i don’t think i’m going to fall in that hole, i’m sorry, but …

untitled as “my kitchen”

June 11, 2007 – 7:20 pm | 2 Comments
untitled as “my kitchen”

untitled as “my kitchen”
By Meghan Tennison
1. icecream container full of rotten lettuce and oranges
2. mildew-supported sink with thawing porkchops sitting on its toothpaste-stained tub
3. rat that is blood-glued down …

I’m Not Comforting You, Either

June 3, 2007 – 9:14 pm | One Comment
I’m Not Comforting You, Either

I’m Not Comforting You, Either
By Meghan Tennison
we’re sorry, but
your favourite hiding place has been bombed
just like the streets
in the morning
you have to live
all over again
as if you’re the
rusty swing of …

coocoo chair

April 22, 2007 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
coocoo chair

coocoo chair
By Meghan Tennison
She and I are sitting at a public coffee table. There are no bugs on this table, but I imagine there once being a whole school of …

how’s your sadness-prison coming along?

February 28, 2007 – 7:38 pm | No Comment

how’s your sadness-prison coming along?
by meghan tennison
typical weather. always rotten shine.
you’re killing me under the playground. you’re killing me with those favourite people of yours
the ones who are so depressingly …

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