5 Poems by Eric Wallgren | Micro-poetry | #thesideshow

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Words + Audio by Eric Wallgren /// Moving Images by Siobahn Schuck

 

I Planted a Seed in the Wall

 and now I stare
at the spot where I planted
it swimming into canyons
between tectonic plates on the ocean
floor through disgusting factory
swamps licking coke from mirrors
without a reflection I go
headlong like a torpedo
cracking one thin layer of ice
to open up the surf riot
chants to ward off a monsoon
joke is a pop song no more
than a swallowed seed is the world
crying out drunk as a pinball in my ribcage,
but I did not eat all the glitter.
I left some for you and you
should be thankful.

 

 

 

Ghost Outline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demons

 

I ordered a                pizza.              I was
sent,    instead of a    delivery person,
an                    exorcist.

 

The     exorcist          punched
my      stomach         6 times: 1-2, 1-2,
1-2.      He       called that move       the
Heimlich.       I

 

begged           for pizza.       I did not
choke.            I fought          back    dirty.  I
hungered       and I   was angry.

 

When I’m      hungry,          I’m
not      in control       of my-                        self.

When I’m      hungry,          I’m not
in control       of myself.

When I’m hungry, I’m not
in control of myself.

 

 

 

 

Animals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SO0oOo0oo Much Depends Upon a Red Wheel Barrow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


About the Author

Eric Wallgren lives in Chicago, where he plays in a band called Lamestains. He’s online at ericwallgren.tumblr.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Siobahn Schuck is a media artist with a BFA from SAIC in the Film, Video, and New Media department. They are currently living and working in Chicago with their best friends/roommates. Still Images: instagram.com/paypalwhore Moving Images: vimeo.com/siobahnschuck

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