Glee Ha Glue Time
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qualms that quiver some breeze broke off hail flouts what healing prezactually screedambled digs we drank whale salt pancake gin at the Dew Gong Inn pourt stutter on a bland tack and pined sottorious them were days of mere no arrow wide enough after the sombers it’s glee ha glue time
just which sighed of Croakatello, Diaho, did you say i vennied unfrom? Praisle Quee Blime, atcher stirrups and’dja beloviate the whererentals if i didn’t, big am? eary the orrery nacular choreotaphed the scentax parsener paining attunements the hedgery due we’ll swing and vie ’úndry the nefessaries hey dare, kerplunks, up to the bé-smirge oughties willow their whispers whilst in the whīl’ts Puppa de Wreakattle spurge’ rhyments acrush the fearmament gloddy be and swart to slicence worever the heeled Glottenspiel dried his dirgeoning bungeal grayments driped their claderal Blad the Exnihiler dunned ’em fer yeah’d be mad to, too, eden an you wannot plowed Glitron
these what wanders loosed at the readied heady pale like sky probably in chair shoots beside unleased wonder at the aplomb palm pardon the strut, moment, er um uh scratch codes aclong the wauling clōwed slook up, slaken, as eye dew redo for residue
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pashin fanzy animute maundo holds on their minute laser us, lazy eye turns yeet’s a word howl about that how’s the bout how’s the disraimentation proctruding syllabels can be sat on only so long like diffidils, and peonantries, and my plumperfecked pet tansy
Steve Timm’s newest book of poems is Rule of Composition (Bananaquit Press, 2022). It was preceded by This’s That (There Press, 2016), Un storia (BlazeVOX Books, 2010) and Disparity (BlazeVOX Books, 2006). His live performances are known for ending explosively with an improvised sound poem. A native of Kenosha, he lives with his wife Shari Bernstein and son Alex (who finds his poems “interesting”) in Madison, where he teaches English as a second language at the University of Wisconsin.
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