STAR JELLY jamie o'connell

madness evolves from the mouth—throat gasps for tranquil brainwaves—multiply into murder—you gaze at doom like a horse—frozen in the desert—tripping on cacti—trash sinks into sidewalks—rats fester underground—feed on our remains—levitate like bridges—skyscraper residue—zombies wonder why this is—an issue for humans—they just want to eat, you see—don’t we too—

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white magic turned blue—your body soaks water like cacti—you sweat
out needles—needle in the hay—a dose of acid baked money

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move through winter—with your fists—down total atmospheric star gaze—coup at break of dawn—calf drink milk from mother's teeth—dye it white—body becomes worms—you are inside—wiggle your way—through to a layer of dirt—

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mold grows on mosquitos—breathing green algae—I swallow your asterisk and peel the stars—doom dissolves my pine tree—I left my brain cells in a mountain for bears to find—you held me in a steaming geyser—waning sun waxes on your moon—moon dust forms on your lips—I watch you through the gaze of a hammered rainfall—torrential in dissolving fire