Monday, September 7, 2015

John Pursch- Three Poems

Soon Enough to Seem

Sons of barroom
hearse mechanics
keep tomorrow in
definitive mutation,
sworn to sucrose solidarity,
packing copacetic Cinderellas
in stormy licensed glare
of starlight hover.

Futuristic megaphones
implore extended formal
dreams to dirty preening
mollycoddling twins of
silent ship precipitation,
spinning fellowship and
rhetoric and soon-to-seem

A rusty track descends,
supper inching all the
placid lifelong query deans
to lopped compelling violence,
slumped in flowering ordeals.

Timed Illusory Compulsion

Clearing cows from
cobweb lookalikes,
pumping fills the starkly
lipid factor olio with
potpourri cadaver ice,
propeller wheeze bedraggled
into soupy porthole carriers
of Pompei circumstance refusal,
cloned to ashen dictionaries.

Accumulating mightily
in equidistant vintner halls
of cloudy karmic decibels,
carousing lemmings
wish for equanimity,
adding animated shins
to preppy volitional carping,
hummed glacially
in slow suburban dunes
of sugar pan defibrillation.

Whatever Joy Foretells

Slowly yellow shapes conduct
reverberating vestiges of
isomorphic mammaries
in memorized abhorrent ice,
epiphanies told aimlessly
to valid alabaster mansion
earwax grammar

Pulled from reenactment freeze,
the Muni skulks in breathless
pokey wall clock abnegation,
scoffs at supposition guilt,
and burps a gustatory hug,
crumbling breadbox sorters
with aligned cessation.

Scanned colluding shins
brace for bruised emetics,
half-lives dedicating shale
to unclear ankle chaw,
spotting crowned rectories
of impugned carriers.

Faintly grotesque caterers
imbue a failing isthmus,
withering to dreadnought
swine before the ponies
gamble on temporary

Cars guffaw in
live organic esters,
treating bistro bunkies
to enamoured elk,
retorting with whatever
joy foretells. 

John Pursch lives in Tucson, Arizona. His work has been nominated for Best of the Net and has appeared in many literary journals. A collection of his poetry, Intunesia, is available at Check out his experimental lit-rap video at He’s @johnpursch on Twitter and john.pursch on Facebook.

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