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Jeffrey Side

 

Venus Indignant

The ejaculatory
life is
the salvation
meteor of
futility or
fidelity willingly
false more
by your
leave during
times of
cultural tautologies
other destinations
ready love
in the
breach always
ambivalent mystery
reality waiting
to be
defiled in
the uninterrupted
present wings
will be
effortless for
aliens needy
of platonic
mist or
evolutionary doubts
in music
pirate maidens

 

The Other Half of Her

It was a beautiful evening
Neptune slingshots to another world
should seven in the womb
be made earthlings outside the
passage to carry down faint
signals and solar system answers
when I last visited the
Contessa amid dust storm evidence
I had warned my wife
of lake basins and riverbed
landings earth creatures mixing hominids
I can make fate good
and bad don’t hold back
your light I saw you
walking through like they thought
I was mad explaining it
or something as we arrived
through the smoulder fifty percent
of that is mine when
she sat under the tree
what fancy stockings so much
studied and findings applied like
aspects of the entwined serpent
now I feel so sick

 

 

 

 

Jeffrey Side has had poetry published in various magazines such as Poetry Salzburg Review and on poetry websites such as Underground Window, A Little Poetry, Poethia, Nthposition, Eratio, Pirene’s Fountain, Fieralingue, Moria, Ancient Heart, Blazevox, Lily, Big Bridge, Jacket, Textimagepoem, Apochryphaltext, 9th St. Laboratories, P. F. S. Post, Great Works, Hutt, The Dande Review, Poetry Bay and Dusie.

He has reviewed poetry for Jacket, Eyewear, The Colorado Review, New Hope International, Stride, Acumen and Shearsman.

From 1996 to 2000 he was the deputy editor of The Argotist magazine, and is currently the editor of the online version of this, The Argotist Online, which has an ebook publishing arm called Argotist Ebooks.

His publications include, Carrier of the Seed, Slimvol, Cyclones in High Northern Latitudes (with Jake Berry) and Outside Voices: An Email Correspondence (with Jake Berry). Contact author.

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