Monday, February 20, 2017

L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E Poetry By Greg Hill

Greg Hill is a writer and voice over talent in West Hartford, Connecticut and has an MFA from Vermont of College of Fine Arts. His work has appeared in Asinine Poetry, Atlas and Alice, Cheap Pop, Nanoism, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, and elsewhere. In the evenings, he composes little tunes for his daughters, who are too young to know how poorly their father plays the piano.

(an acronymostic)

Without any reason,
Washington attacks Russia.
Wanderlust and reconnaissance
worry attending reserves.
“Why ask?” retorts
Wingman Anderson, Retired.

“Whatever any Russki
wants, a retaliation
will annihilate rotten
warships and rations
will absolutely render
worthless any response.”

We’ll also redact
what are reasonable
wartime agreements, respond
with aggressive righteousness,
wiping away resolve
while ascertaining relevant
wisdom, allowing repeating
wrangling absolutely rare.
What—a resident
winds atomic reactors
within a region
when allies render
winks at repose?
Whatever. Apolitical rivalries
won’t allow rebels
with anarchist rationales,
what arguably return
whiteouts and riffs,
wearisome, actionable restructuring.

We are, regardless,
waging a real
war against renegades
who, allowing reasonable
warrants, achieve relative
winnings, albeit rubles,
while assailing resisting
women and roughshod
walking apes. “Reconsider,
weakling assholes!” rage
whoever attempts rallies
within army ranks.
We acquiesce. Reality,
windswept asunder, renders
worthless as radios
without any receivers.

Which alliances rank,
widening allied reach?
Win and retain
wider audiences. Resolve
we, alas: redouble
whatever attacks result,
within acceptable range,
worthwhile augmentations. Reclaim,
while also rebutting
whatever attacks remain
working against retaining
walls around reconnaissance
windows, any razed
warehouses, all right
where a revolutionary
wants a reserve—
weapons arsenals, rifles,
whatever. A resistance
waging assault right
where a rival
warship appears reveals
weaknesses, and rebels
wither amid rough
waters. And ready
we are, reacting
with ardor, registering—
with a resounding
wail—affirmative rejoicing.
We affirm robust
will. Any rebel
will appreciate resolve
we assemble. Resolution
will appear rapidly.
We assure results
wonderful and recommendable,
widespread and resplendent,
welcoming and realistic,
warranted and reinforced,
worthwhile and real.

We are reasonable.
We are rational.
We are Republic.
We are right.

We are. Right?

I Was Thinking of An Ouroboros

Spears in our hands, here we stand,
On the shores of the Anthropocene.
Was there any doubt in our minds,
Or our hearts, our fates unseen?
I was thinking of an ouroboros,
A creature that eats its tail,
An alchemist’s sigil, but we,
Unlike the shaman sorcerers,
Shelter no hope to prevail.
We might devour the world:
Downward spirals of melt;
Toxic foam in Bangalore.
Is our future gone too?
We cursed this planet,
Without even knowing.
God plays with dice;
The games are lost.
We pawn ourselves.
Then, eventually,
Nothing remains.
But the tinder.
And the flint.
And the knot.
The furnace.
Two knives.
The cost:

Breakfast with Louisa

eh he he uhhe uhhe
h h mmmmiin

miiyai enjio bi bibai enjio ngowas hih namo

nehpeenuhbuhtu yiahh
yato boat nnoye

mmmmm mmmyum yum yumdahwee yumyyeezha

ijutneed wunatatyym
iyyeed iyeet wunatatyym
iwant muuk dattay


mwahn diwtee mihans diwtee
mihan diwtee
myhahns mihan diwtee mihandiwtee day neetubiing keen
mihandeuwtee deuwtee ihaftu gizik ihaftu gitdem keen nn
mihanduh heuwtee

awhh awet wyp
do keen det
hatteuwyp datsuh wetta wyp
mdatsayang mm mm
no iwannamuk muk momumuuuuh noh no ehehe
nononononoooo no ahwntm aywantumuk

ehw hwat ehw hwat


omay mayumea wazifun
izufun ywa noshoozon
youhav ior shoozon
mnom mnum
shoozon yhn

ehavyn shoozah
ihavmi shoozak
nomy yakjun
niy na
nyeh nnvawa mh myt

etiuwa gtten vhtivnaha

mmyn myn mybnana

mybnana miin

dehgoridehr go miin

wybananaaaaha ehe

mybananamy bananamebnmmba

mybanana mybanana ehmybanana mybanana mybanana mybanana nap

mybanana mybanana mybanana uhfuk abanana dasya banana

ah mmmmm mmm mmmm mmmm emmm mmmm mmmm
mmm mmmm mmmmmmm wadah

eh deh
wadah deh wadahdeh

bwdhh adaidenbwon ahwedee
daykioo biya dahn kin vwai
dahn kin vwai
dahn kin vwaaa an dui kaykow
dai kin vwai
dai dedai kin vwai wdat ohshuwai is ai
do you
fahs yooisa hohm djaaah yaaaay
awoo dink
awoo dink mimuk

wetmuk wehmuk ihavgoweenmuk

goweeeen owenjz
owenz owehn s owehn s owens
bahk yeuwo wehd awiit
wyto wyto wyt
goweeeen goweeeen

goweeeeng ifmmmm
dmuttis wyt
goweenin wyt
dookand wahtid
goweenin wyt

euwhh ehhh
ehh ehh
weun penuvtu ntos
idoht iyowykt

ahgunna nntiy
ahgunna tiy
yagunna tiy
mmgunna tiy mivuh mmmm

naaahwees ahdunna diy
ehnnnn jznnnn diy
ehshunna diy
ahnahtun diy

ummabeh diy
bahtup biet dup yapata puh

hio da dayyhho

wheta buh denou
whe sen sehim
sm sm sm
dsm sm

mmm eh deh dayyo
dsm sm bm dsm smbm
wsm sm bt deh sm sm smm
hh hn dedayo dsm sm boat
dsm sm boat dsm sm boat
hi o yeyeio ye sm smm t
dsm smm boat
mmhm o dehdehiyo yo ysm mm boat
mmm ysm sm boat yeh ysm sm boat

ha ho yedayio ye sum sung boat

ehha yeni ysm sm boatnboatni
hahho ninaehyino ysm mm mh boat

hadayenoteh nnnneexh nnneee
yeshi sm sm boat ehsm sm boat
ha ho yedda eeo ysm sm boat

sm mm doat ysm thm boat
aih ho dedayyyh yyhm ym

ymmm datee ym boat desim sm boat
haho yedehio de sith hmm boat


ahdahn daddah dedah

dedah dadah dedah ddah dedah dedah dedah dedah dhdah dedah

no no
da da hoo
iym aw dun
da dhoo ya da da

dododododooodo do doop

ywiyp dmuk wi dmuk

emihann wimihhann
pees dahdee wimihann pees dah

wypin da taybuh dwypin da taybuh

do dyoo wyp da taybuh nyooyoo wypin da taybuh

ahgunna wyp da taybuh too

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