Saturday, April 23, 2016

John Pursch- Two Poems

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

Blue Eidetic Surfeit

the hand melts
flag by drawbridge
orderlies beside
a turning pageboy
tariff cod to sea floor

Held aside,
the bullet swath
of ballet con demotion
trains on movie-slumping
peppercorn terrain of
hidden faces.

Shadows slip in mortal
chew-line static whisked
to blue eidetic surfeit.

Pink Indigenous Reply

Nomadic postulants
elbow macaroon macaws
in macadamized academia,
dropping doozy tomb-door
reflex finger fit impending.

Doors imagine grotto gamut
pelicans in redwood core of
swearing sound indelicate
artesian gel or rump steak
roadhouse silent passage
bygone slant to shunting
raw papyrus pink
indigenous reply. 


  1. John Pursch has a transparent randomness of language gives us an epiphany that allows us to think reflexively
    about their own states of consciousness.

    1. Loving your eminently insightful and poetic comments, B.Z.!!! Richly rewarding!