Jessica Baer

Earth Wedging Light

 

 

This is the caesura

Wherecoasts, I miss

Yr turns: in

 

Hyperborean sleep

Chambers forms

The cell:

Ungodlike

 

My pentacostal

Deferral

The spread:

Tear-limbs

 

Throughon,

Tossed fires,

Sermon-washed

Spent petals to

Loose: petals

 

Swift tissues

Chrysalips re

Store what

The poem would

Close on

 

My sea

-born fractured

 

& trails

light winds

behind

 

yr after

image &

I keep

Clipping

At waves,

Irreconcilable

 

The band

Shell replays

& pry new

worlds

to touch

itself, only

green in

 

folds

Mineralremitting::radioact

 

 

Proem:

 

Satellites, if you can come back

to the ellipse

you lapse in      the panoply   

of forms, words’

 

 

the brittleness green / fingers that tear

threads the roof / warped

b/t stations of form &

a content engenders

 

my grandmothers: in

side the harmonices—

angels that pull up

 

sentries

the forms-stations b/t

interstices:

the light crease in

a hand palms frond

and jute weather boxes

them,

that we make

trains, noise contours / of evocation

thrash parades: at last

confetti ultimatums

out lines  the world

delimited an other

pass at time hands

pass them away

 

my deserts grown uncome

ly: husking thru

 

yr strange rays I keep

catching in to

flares at the pauses

breaks in – the feet

caryatid collapsing

structures a long shore

man architects

to himself: a glass

or the window when he

dyes the embroidered

turn the phrase in

to talons? We can’t

equivocate w the

impartial fury of

nebulas: that its voice

constellate on   & on

a spindle          needleseye

we weave & in

graft signs

my semiotics re

current & waves we

unsea being consciously

in descent of the draft

sign dislocates

 

my loyalty to forms

brambles thru, w/ these

mermaids: birdbeak

violence dips: its shoulder

a canvassed world

the sensorium pivots to

 

reclaim its oceanchord

we relict

our barrens

apart

 

to recreate

 

in the clay instant

uncome in

 

bells, & clanging down

 

my ladders

devolving

& the involutes

Endless when we

Crane in to fuse

Stamen stay

Human

 

Yr verses

Cowboys & the thresh

Holds the chaff

 

They elapse

An outgoing sign

Commandantes the west

Wetworlds I release

To a face

Not a fixture / we can

Have

 

Or I go away

As threatbirds: homing

The seas insolvent

Transmission

And mutating on

A vocable – light

Or the lower ranges

Where cattle prey

Birds we break their

Hands

 

 

II.

 

& no one is

 

 

III.

 

At home on the stage

Of referents we

Disband the nomen

-Clature rock shifts

In

 

& the hill

Locks–  we valley away

 

IV. I’ll have to

 

Lose the immanence

Of contents stumbled

Again we scrap

Heaps & love

I just inter / the limb?

Disjointed: a method

Of speaking into

Ligature – it

Flexs yr postulate

Back upon: the specular

Grounds a noise

We chain

Link w/ bars

 

I can not but

Submerge / I can

Not, but there

 

Last glances out

Side the gate:

Exteriors a carousel

& a fence scaffolds

Further & the garden

Drops behind yr green

Meteors recede – in

Audible

 

To resurrection:

 

I hulled

Meat – bodybags         is not / plow

Blades that plow bodies: epokhed

& we trundle w/ the

Blanks in the

Line dance, I careen

Into you—canyons? blood

 

What surfaces is

The machine

The thresher locked

In / to its throat

& choking on

Sound, it re

sounds

 

 

V.

 

I curve to

Bramble in

Tangle them

Ponyshybowedinthe:lyre, reins

Meteors we un

Furl cords to / depart

 

VI. okeanos it

 

Sound

Waves relentless

So, I gesticulate

To retrieve my

Self – in the knot

 

-World climbs down

Making / unmaking

Clairtangents

 

& dominion: a range

The frontier is

Anger: I thrash

Back words

Again

 

Throne semiotic::handlesomatic

Much fissure in

Crease the lids

Rims lapped blue

Ourselves? Undid

The deer is

Blue terrestrial

 

rivers I transgress

The recurrency fluted

Wings nestled / the spine

Disfinger them

Colonnades horse is

done

 

VII. Broke-in

 

My arcades the last

Dance I tumble

True to position

Figures it fissures

Itself out

Side rain slants

 

The rest remains / itself

 

Buried

 

VIII.

 

Limbs you endjamb

The open: ends

 

& horsing

words, I act out

The Mountain ends

Mise en scene

 

Green throes down

Plains, I shrug w/

 

These: mt.s

babyteeth: & ridges

drown

 

w/ Horses, I ride

Them again

 

IX. voweloosened

 

satellites, in gods

arc we

intersect chains we

come down

 

X. as earth quarries to it / self

 

floodstepped

deer & we over

 

turn to minerals

biography

Jessica Baer

JESSICA BAER received their BA in Creative Writing from Georgia State University in 2011. They love Chicago. Their work has been featured in Bone Bouquet, Fruita Pulp, Horse Less Review, DELUGE, Prelude Mag, The Boiler Journal, Alien Mouth, HOUND, and LEVELER. They have a future chapbook with Magic Helicopter Press called Holodeck One (2017) . They have a lifetime ban from Whole Foods and also love horses.