Two Poems — Poetry by Jordan Spencer

Lilies and Candies


my heart is empty,

I must confess.

fantasy

I see myself

filled

with loathing &

horror

I live

now

cruelly     unseen
her

perfumed limbs

   hung      with

scraps of

cool blue

she is compact but comfortable
on a sidewalk bench, alone
balancing a pear between
floating fingers

she smelled like
saliva

held too long

&

a department store tincture

of lilies & candies

I cannot hear
what you’ve said

if at all possible

I would really prefer

to stay cornered —

her leather boots

crushed
brick & barrel

hit the tile

the smoke smells like

butter, salt, & lye

what I breathe on this floor

is stiff and creased

touch the key

as a reminder

I am splattered

elegantly

splattered


Untitled

vague intentions for coming to city

hotels,

only empty rooms

only the man+woman

no names




Jordan Spencer lives in Columbus, Ohio where he runs a small publishing imprint called Painted Door Press. Through this press he has published two chapbooks of his poetry and an art/writing magazine titled Woodwasp, the third issue of which will be out in Autumn 2015. In addition to the press he also runs the avant-garde cassette label Cabin Floor Esoterica which has been releasing music and sound art from around the world since 2009. More info on both projects can be found at www.cabin-floor-esoterica.com

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