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Two Poems by Christine Kelly

By Brian Droitcour

Christine Kelly, Apple 1 is an apple. Apple 2 is the idea of an apple, 2011



One or More Occasions

If the diviner,

when he wakes up to the sound

of his own trumpet,

or presents the



in moonlight, the wrong kind of bottle


we belong in the monosyllabic new

the diviner won’t embarrass

on fear of exits (this and an absence of such

fear are both aphrodisiacs)


stone cold absence

then the diviner becomes crooked

a bendy-neck swan totem stands in for



a subjective everything





feature: handle






feature: permanent hat



and guess what


this is a timeslot

a clutter among others

at which we marvel occasionally




into clean and empty

sing about the full

about means around

or in proximity to

timespace designations.  Hey,

take it like a spittoon.



into the bloated order of cause and effect—

cranial piping is how I arrived

at permanent hat, actually


resembling a column of smoke







coming out of the diviner’s hat



I Baroque It


“DOES sport imply sanctity?” was a sporting question, which through no extension

other than the yawny, tragic phonetiks surrounding someone’s (I bet) snowmobile accident…

…less likely than a skiing accident,

more likely than a competitive taffy pull filling the interior of a milk hood shared by two school chums

with vacuum trident



Early incidence of dual ownership can create loquaciousness so drippy that it requires a dish.      



-----towel                  towels-----


Shan’t discuss human sexual attraction in this one, but know, just know, know what you know,

when you hear those angels trumpeting:  oxygen.  100% oxygen hands slip in from behind.

                $527 Cobra Quiz [win again and again]

Cobra the yogic asana. 

Cobra the health insurance for poor sods.

Cobra the shnake.


This sod looks very rich and healthy!  I had better plant something in it!  Excalibur ∞∞∞


What kind of institutional critique was that?  Well in the first place,

congratulations on getting first place. 

There is a gun and a car waiting for you.  There is a La Perla by Gaultier chemise.  La Perla is committed to


“terror of facial deformation as subject” as a means to


                                 subject=predicate.  There are others too.


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Erik Stinson 3 years, 8 months agoReply

know what you know