SHARKPACK Poetry Review

An imprint of FATHOMBOOKS.

#NeverTrump: 30 days of poetry by American women, queers, & non-whites. 25/30—Spece.

Monitor Lizard

In NV comes a lizard under governance. You think you can govern venm like these. A monitor lizard of two years, Cobalt and cobalt-speckled, bright yellow speckled and moving like an electric S or torsion conceptual S with ten twines of heavy rope inside its slow-turning serif. A mauve living tongue. It will climb me and chew the neck-cords milk-thin / eat the face like a cooking egg.

Whenever this relict’s by my Withdrawn I stand back. I have such a strange thought I cannot share.
 

—Joseph Spece



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