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Suite Of Three Poems by Randy Stark

FOUR POEMS BY RAZIELLE AIGEN
March 30, 2019
EXPERIMENTAL POETRY BY BANI HAYKAL
April 1, 2019

Tender Noodles

WAITING FOR THE SHUTTLE

Manny, Moe & Jack & Kate & Consuelo.
Pep Boys and Girls.

BLURRING THE LINE

You boundary destroyer you!

AN UNAUTHORIZED GUIDE

For sensitive people with sore eyes.

SNIPERS IN HOUSE COATS

Day/night, sweet/sour.

SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT

Across from the cemetery.

I’VE ALWAYS BEEN AFRAID OF TRYING GRITS

Eggrolled the pilot.

½ IN LOVE W/EASEFUL DEATH?

Try totally.
Head over heels.

CAUGHT

Kite string.
Fishing line.

HOW TO BE POPULAR

Eliminate belly fat.

DAD MADE US PROMISE

To spread his ashes at Nude Beach.

A REGIMENT OF SNEEZE GUARDS

Protecting the Portuguese monastery in Angola.

THE LIFE YOU CRAVE

Pull it low and tight across your seven of hearts.

PLANET HOPPING

Save up to 47%.

BOMB ASS

I love love love it.

THREE SOLSTICES

Original.
Suprema.
Deluxe.

A BIOSEMIOTICIAN NAMED ANEESA

You know how people walk with their elbows?

MARVELOUS OF STRENGTH

Etiquette and archery and coding.

FOR PEOPLE WHO

Which I am one of them.

BEE NOSE DIVES INTO CONCRETE PATIO

Buzzed flying is drunk flying.

PAIN IS SATAN

Hella paid.

CAPTAIN O’COFFEE

Hair surfing at Crested Butte.

BETWEEN WORCESTER AND SPRINGFIELD

Farm to table.
Cradle to grave.
Put some shorts on, honey.

IAINT IAINT IAINT

Agitated jay.

WOVEN HOME

Sometimes the koto must stay on mute.

MINI BAR WITH STROBE LIGHT FRONT

I think you need a beer.

SO UH IT MEANS UM

We really need to have that conversation.

Feeling a Certain Type of Way

YOU KNOW IT’S INTERESTING

The psychiatrist’s office is on the second floor.
Above the liquor store
And cannabis dispensary
And donut shop.

WE ALL FELT A LITTLE BIT LIKE

How crazy is this?

THAT’S SO FUNNY

In fact now that I think about it.

OF COURSE THIS

This bad boy.

SO IT WAS JUST

I don’t know.

BIGGER THAN YOU WOULD THINK

In a franchise way.

EXACTLY

But here’s the thing.

HOW DID I DEAL WITH THAT?

I dealt with that by being like I love you.

PART OF ME HOPED FOR

Five-year zero-percent financing.

HE’S LIKE

Oh man.

AND ANOTHER PART OF ME

Wanted the chocolate swirl.

YOU JUST HAVE TO KIND OF SIT BACK

Shooting subconscious rapids.
Right?

OH NO

No no.
It’s just the one.

THEY SAY

You know.

AND AT THE END OF THE DAY

Fingers crossed.

Ornithology

MINERVA SAID STICK IT IN

The refrigerator.
So I stuck it in
The refrigerator.

BRABANTIO WAXED RATHER WROTH

Worried about missing rewards points.

JUN AND I AND TUNDE

Had more uncles than you can imagine.

URGENTLY PAGING

Natalie Steel.

IS ZOLTAN THE SINGLE BLENDED MOCHA?

You’re the single blended mocha.

UBERING OVER

Cousin Birch and Aunt Kinzie.

EVERYBODY WAS THERE

Marque and Esmeralda and everybody.

CHERRY

Everybody loves them some you.

I CALLED FATOUMA

I’m like Fatouma I’m not going to be in today.

VLAD

Invented an ecofriendly herbicide.

AND I EVEN TOLD ANGELIKA

I said ask Juan Carlos about that.

WELL I’D ALWAYS HEARD

It was Louie.

ME AND VLAD

We’re old friends but.

HEY HEY BUT ANYWAY SO

Minerva Rivera.
If you’re reading this.

NO NOT CHIO

That guy in the corner.
He’s notorious.

RED AND YELLOW BLACK AND WHITE

They are precious in my sight.
Randy wuvs da widdle burdies of the world.


Although his sequences and verses find themselves in the poetry section, Randy Stark’s work might not be poetry in the usual sense of the word. These statements guide his writing: 1. As simple as possible, and then simpler. 2. “In every case the effect must be vivid, instantaneous and unmistakable.