Outerlude (Should the Gum Immortals Kneel before Lord Blunderwise)

 

Möbius strip
disturbed squee;
I am
not
boisterous
when the avatar cracked.

 Stoners of the inhabitant: trefoil-knot.

Chamber aggression snuff!

Kneel before lord-blunderwise
and his
 foul tattoo lymph.

DJ pleasure
a recipe
for
da capo aria.

Digital peal
warning,
the
gum immortals
telomere twist
in
nanite.

Outerlude:
This consternation keeps me prattle
something archived my unadulterated hell.

 

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77 thoughts on “Outerlude (Should the Gum Immortals Kneel before Lord Blunderwise)

    1. Have you ever read Iain M. Banks “Scratch”, can be found as a tasty treat in his book “State of the Art”. Your poem brought it to mind, and while some would argue scratch isn’t a poem (it’s for one some 4 pages long), I would disagree. Liked this!

        1. De nada. State of the Art is a book with short stories and “scratch” is the last one. Though to call it a coherent story doesn’t fit, so I say a formless concept/emotion poem. Or a one with form but scratched, as it were.. 😊

        1. One of my favourite authors, the world he has created.. But “scratch” is an anomaly from his brick sized Culture – series. Like some partly corrupt recording of modern era media/mindset..

            1. State of the Art can be found as audio on YouTube, but I think it’s just the namesake story of the whole book.. And I rather read anyways. Thank god I live in a country with free working libraries! I’ve tried to comb the net to find just the scratch, but with no luck..

    1. Thank you my friend.

      I love doing cut ups and seeing the end result to them.

      This poem presented itself as a piece of Gum living in a town called: pink enzyme. It’s place in it – transgender wizards walk around the village passing out boiling beer to the people and lord blunderwise becomes amused by the idea of boiling beer and fresh cabbage being suspended in mid air. It’s sounds weird but its what I saw in my dream as I wrote all of this. 🙂

    1. Thank you my friend.

      I’m not of this planet or this generation.

      I described the poem as such:

      “This poem presented itself as a piece of Gum living in a town called: pink enzyme. It’s place in it – transgender wizards walk around the village passing out boiling beer to the people and lord blunderwise becomes amused by the idea of boiling beer and fresh cabbage being suspended in mid air. It’s sounds weird but its what I saw in my dream as I wrote all of this”

      I’m always looking for the next unusual words or new words that most people don’t use on poetry. 🙂

    1. Exactly it. Your interpretation is right on point.
      What I did the cut up on the poem, the result was this exact message and the message in my dream that turned into:

      “This poem presented itself as a piece of Gum living in a town called: pink enzyme. It’s place in it – transgender wizards walk around the village passing out boiling beer to the people and lord blunderwise becomes amused by the idea of boiling beer and fresh cabbage beings suspended in mid air. It’s sounds weird but its what I saw in my dream as I wrote all of this”

  1. It’s a gum ball run in your dream. I wish I dreamed like you do maybe that would cut me up like this and cut up my pieces of words.
    I likey 😊

  2. Your dream may be a reaction to your president’s (Lord Blunderwise) refusal to accept the scientific data behind the Coronavirus. boisterous – DJ distortion pleasures air. When the facts don’t please, lie.
    Some will buy the lie, to allay their fears.
    You are right to warn the inhabitants of outerlude.

    1. Resa, you’ve nailed this observation and something I didn’t notice until you pointed it out. I didn’t realize and re-reading it now. Lord Blunderwise as our idiot of a president makes sense. He ignores the panic of the coronavirus and does not want to spend a dime on medicine needs.

      I love how you described my work.

  3. Another jarring journey into the jettisoned jive of your delirious doors of perception, compadre, and you never fail to deliver. This time we are drenched in Mobius imagery, lost in the dangerous landscape of Dune; among other things.

  4. Meaning, beauty, purpose even… all hidden beneath layers, just waiting to explode. Your writing is always so fresh and glorious – a true celebration and indeed exploration of literary possibilities – keep going, Charlie… I say!

    1. Garth brooks and Garth al
      we’re the original one hit wonders
      and decided to refry vomit and rubber bands
      to withstand the test of time.
      However, Wayne Campbell
      went mainstream just for the sake
      of bohemian rhapsody and doritos.

  5. Lou Reed was the original
    one hit wonder, played on
    high rotation, at 45 RPM.
    So, don’t let your children
    grow up to be Country and
    Western two-bit clowns.
    We don’t need another hero,
    or even Rhinestone Cowboy,
    at the Rubber Band Rodeo 🤠

    1. 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed the poem and the lines themselves. As you can probably tell. The poem itself is a cut up. I’m heavily influenced by ‘William S. Burroughs’ and the cut up technique. 🙂

      P.S I’m following your blog page. Looking forward to reading your work. 🙂

      1. I like the cut up technique for the freedom it creates – similarly sometimes I use the erasure technique especially when ready to delete those lines that have lingered too long as draft – just join them together and then erase at random

        1. I am similar with the ‘erasure technique’. Sometimes, I combine that method as well with all the genres I mix in to them.

          Yes, I agree the freedom the cut up creates is wonderful and the results are random. 🙂

          “When you cut into the present the future leaks out.” ~William S. Burroughs.

      1. Charlie, I took a course from the noted dream work expert, Jeremy Taylor, in graduate school at Berkeley/Graduate Theological Union. It was fantastic! I learned so much. It offered a completely different way to look at dreams than the usual standard “dream interpretation.” We kept dream journals during the course and then did dream work in small groups. Taylor wrote several good books but my favourite is Where People Fly and Rivers Run Upstream. I recommend it since your dreams inform your poetic inspiration. The other book I’d recommend is Robert Graves’ The White Goddess, which also talks about inspiration in a way that is particularly apt for poets. Keep up the great work – your poetry really makes me think!!

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