“Cliffs of Victoria”

2014/04/14

cliff-like slow man – Dante creature
across the western terror
crawls, endless supply
of loneliness
in unclean tubes
of words
forming snow bird
grotesque

oblivion was the tangent
expression
circumstances
trial
“we are the end” – imbecile
voice, boiling

lifeless hemispheres
whine
some were eyes of the city
living
expression

patience was the call girl
interesting
discontented
bitterness
“she is the way” – buried
height Victoria

Copyright © 2014 by A.J. Kaufmann. All rights reserved.

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now available, POLYMORPHOUS URBAN: POEMS FOR LOU REED (KSE #272)

Originally posted on Kendra Steiner Editions:

“There was violence in Lou Reed’s music that made the tender moments ring true, just as there was tenderness that made the violence all the more stunning.” — Matt Krefting

“Lou Reed was simultaneously way too smart for rock n’ roll and dumb enough to believe in its redemptive power.”–Brad Kohler

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now available…KSE #272 (poetry chapbook)…POLYMORPHOUS URBAN: POEMS FOR LOU REED.

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“Greyhound Woman Blues”

blues lyrics, circa 2012

Sitting on the front porch, my woman smells so bad
Sitting on the front porch, my woman smells so bad
She not only hide me whiskey, she don’t wanna give me head

What’s wrong with that old woman, that’s all I wanna know
What’s wrong with that old woman, that’s all I wanna know
I hate her like the Greyhound, but I’d never let her go

Now some people say my woman she’s hot evil to the core
Now some people say my woman she’s hot evil to the core
But I love her like the river loves the hobo on its shore

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“Angel Gone Cutting Up My Breakfast at 1 A.M.”

2014/03/23

angel gone
dim steady skin, continued
window and time
across the ears of powerless
people, forget continued
shaft of true moods
distant in some chronometer’s searching hall
north flame burning
its result
cosmic say saw
from under
the blaze back increased
to roof touch been
in eyes resounding
was there one

we look scythed now
fatigue, broad, a relief in alien south
all had sharply left: exit
long to window
we, the necks jammed there
lighters heartbeats all we got
please was
thought rents
hall angel
up the enemy scream
thrust back
yell line lower, humans
opened lay new tightly knotted continent
destroying city hordes
was/ere surge of form
shall form laughter
sudden sign fire
echeloned ranks
for followed means not planning pressed
the above
swaying plains
the folly
fled thousands thought
cobwebs cowboys fiercer

get mouth
is sentence easily
the was look
its own questions raised
draining explosives
ray lush spleen
the by then position
outreached was/ere reports asked blasts
from gay
parking boy
but queerly
continuous in the ever circling vents
of friendliness of its
bud towers
crashed hanging being
to the sea’s nozzle
merest not

Copyright © 2014 by A.J. Kaufmann. All rights reserved.

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“Juwelen”

2014/01/27, translation by Natalia Jóźwiak

Die Sterne sind jetzt unsichtbar
Hör auf zu atmen, fang an dich zu drehen
In Form kaleidoskopischer Juwelen

Du erahnst in ihren Augen
Visionen purer Ekstase
Also ersetze die sehnsüchtigen Augen mit Juwelen

In der Dämmerung der Galaxien
Flog sie sachte zu mir
Und nahm mich hoch, über die Juwelendächer

Falsch ist recht, recht ist falsch
Schwarz ist weiß, weiß ist vorbei
Im milchigen Nebel abstürzender Juwelen

Hülle den Tag in Schattenflügel
Spiele die Saiten mit der Rasierklinge
Und verwandele die Schwingungen in Juwelen

Copyright © 2014 by Natalia Jóźwiak. All rights reserved.

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“Cloud My Weapon of Choice”

2014/03/15

OK TV
against
the source my prime
sage said dot
comma of the weapon cloud
where nothing – move
mist turning love and clustered cords on
my beard
her ears, arms
recumbent continuous
pyramid

OK machine
whine backward
metals
tube /little blacketh
pushing spearheads maintained
concealed – surged patience
tangent short couples
thoughts; still away from this
sex

OK
thick beg boy
pocket secretive
she took him for fixed matter
me for drums
jilted children? language
scraping struggling listen! – here
flesh
horrified flush
toilet romance
this is your epoch
fight with your fingers
muted

Copyright © 2014 by A.J. Kaufmann. All rights reserved.

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“All That Electrical Stuff I Can’t Be Bothered With”

2014/03/13

pale tobacco speak/
pattern, had ghostly out follow
and clarity left – not warranty

upon laugh copies descent
many small terrific scampering
like magazine boy
friend – who punishes those at standstill
no whole of their hands – the
within

stone flat under
your bloodless shirt
science – police access waters

all you kill
beg for
is work drug action
cloud segments drown the shimmering idol
of death

won’t eyes, the gate, rip robot thought
instant at open, be careful with that machine
cooked body
make no motion
he who whites your exertions
now eats Alan’s breakfast

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News

My latest album, "Autochtone", which collects 2007-2014 experiments is out now http://ajkaufmann.bandcamp.com/album/autochtone

My latest poetry chapbook, "Hosannah Honeypots" (2013), is still available from Kendra Steiner Editions. I also have one poem in a small anthology dedicated to Lou Reed, "Polymorphous Urban" (2014). I encourage you to visit the publisher's website at http://kendrasteinereditions.wordpress.com

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