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A lamppost named Mark: pt1.2

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

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I.

Lamppost lost in vast shadowy elsewhere,

turns down a shallow, unknowable road,

where names cost a smile, a drink buys a kiss,

and lights turn on only in

darkness.

How many eyes pass, from then until now,

in the blinking of a time.

 

“Why, hello, pretty Signpost.

You must have a name as warm as your face.

Say again, Signpost? 

  You haven’t a voice?

Then lovely Signpost, Signpost love,

let me communicate love with a kiss. 

But what do I see?  No lips for a kiss?

Then Signpost of beauty,

Signpost of grace,

let us gaze through failing vision,

for in eyes we have infinite space.

You haven’t even a single eye?”

Serial composition cursed whom?

 

Born half-blind, with two good legs, illuminating

the darkness wherever he wanders,

One shadow of light against the dark, casting

shadows of dark against the light.

 

So every moon rise recalls the orchid eyes

of the beautiful Anna Signpost;

and every midnight hour, soaked in star showers,

deeper wades the luminous Lamppost;

till deep in his dreams, where a sea of sand gleams,

she speaks to him, speaks to him, volumes and reams,

in his dreams by the sandy sea—

in his solitude down by the sea.

 

 

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A lamppost named Mark

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

I.

“How much time passes

in the blinking of an eye?”

Said the half-blind,

one-eyed lamppost.

 

“How much time passes

in the blinking of an eye.”

Said the half-blind,

one-eyed lamppost.

 

I’ll get a day older

till the day I die,

scribble, scribble,

then kick-fade to black.

 

You know by the Sun and you know by the Earth,

by the nights ten, by the odd then the even,

by the lamppost factory near the heart of the city.

Where, long ago, not far from here,

I recall the beginning.

How much time passes,

from then till now,

in the blinking of an eye.

 

A serial number welded to our hero’s skin,

that is how our stories begin.

 

II.

“You’ll never catch me alive, coppers,”

a composite ill-suited to this serial town,

the Lamppost hobbled to the crossroads

and held out his thumb to flag the hovering night-train.

How much time,

how much one-eyed time.

 

On the darkest of nights as the moon first waxed,

the Lamppost could not see the man wearing all black.

With a rose et al. law-stick, the lamppost’s arms froze to the crosswalk

— the poor, poor, half-blind lamppost,

you know he was born with only

how much time.

 

And that was the end.

 

—Unless I’ve misremembered,

which happens now and then.

 

III.

You know, perhaps—

perhaps you know—

there are so many lampposts…

One hero must have caught that hovering train,

escaped his fate, so late, so late,

at night, at night, at night.

 

On a dark speeding train, our hero, waiting,

watching lights cast shadows,

“Where to, Mr.?”

“The only place I ever go

no matter where I am,

elsewhere.

 

“Like beauty making beautiful old rhyme,

Or consciousness evoking this sweet lie,”

The Lamppost, half-blind, asked the starry sky,

“The blinking of my eye does pass the time?”

 

Now on that train I cautiously awake,

don’t give the dream time to evaporate,

pick up my pen, scribble Defenestrate.

I smile, then laugh, and wakefulness forsake.

 

My lamppost hero journeyed cross the sands—

Deserted desert cut by canyon ridge—

He dangerously danced along the edge.

This precipice cannot be crossed by man.

 

“Unless the time that travels makes me man,

enough to see the cliffs become the sand.”

 

O.

Sideways eights,

upside down sevens,

forward arrows,

evolutionary rocks:

perhaps the lamppost’s name

was Mark.

But many that are first shall be last;

and the last first.

 

(concerning the dark,

the other end of the tunnel…

Long ago on the Isle of Mann

rising above the Irish Sea—

refusing the yellow rose, my hand,

Anna turned her shoulder on me.

Now as I swim I dream of land,

sifting from darkest depths of memory.

Read one more chapter if you can—

you’ll hear more of the Lamppost story:)

 

 

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Summer Schedule, 2017

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Welcome to defenestrationism reality.

 

Posting Schedule, Summer, 2017:

 

May 7th- July 2nd–

A lamppost named Mark

by Paul-Newell Reaves

in 8 pt.s, plus a defense of the Lamppost Poem

 

July 3rd- Sept. 4th–

Fifth annual

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!Short Story Contest!

this is not subtle contest; this is a contest of sudden change.

Submissions accepted until June 15th.

 

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Judges confirmed for 2017 !Short Story Contest!

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Welcome to defenstrationism reality.

 

We are honored that our four returning judges have confirmed their availability for our 2017 !Short Story Contest! panel.

 

Submissions are rolling in, and the competition is already fierce.  Once finalists are chosen, we publish one story a week, then open the polls to fan voting for at least two weeks; this counts as an additional judge vote.  Judges cast their votes by Labor Day weekend, US, and winners are announced Labor Day Monday, US.

 

Meet Judges Christian, Moet, Glenn, and Suvi, here.

Guidelines for our !Short Story Contest!

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THIS WEEK: Hacking Mobility by Deborah Brannon

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Stay Tuned THIS WEEK,

for a second installment of

Voices of the Disenfranchised: Disability Narratives

 

Hacking Mobility by Deborah Brannon

 

 

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Winter/ Spring 2017 Schedule

Monday, January 9th, 2017

With One Week left in Fan Voting,

we are pleased to announce our winter posting schedule,

beginning with two pieces expanding our

Voices of the Disenfranchised: Disability Narratives

 

Jan. 15th

Disability Gaming by Deborah Brannon

Jan. 22nd

Elegy for a Fallen Angle by Deborah Brannon

Jan 29th

White Clouds of Elation by Michael Marrotti

Feb. 5th

Little Desert Flower by Michael Lee Johnson

Feb. 12th

Solo Boxing by Michael Lee Johnson

Feb. 19th

Alberta Bound by Michael Lee Johnson

Feb. 26th

Hazy Arizona Sky by Michael Lee Johnson

March 5th

Lion in my Heart by Michael Lee Johnson

 

 

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A Joyful Day of Thanks, and Literature, 2016

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Welcome,

or welcome back,

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We know holidays are a wonderful time for poetry and literature;

enjoy our new material, including

Songs of Sobriety by C. Steven Blue ,

 

or check out our Complete Works from our

Books and Bonafides page, such as

Complex Fairy Tales .

 

And be sure to surf on through all December for Daily Posting of our

Fourth Annual FLASH SUITE Contest .

Submission is closed, and finalists are chosen,

to be announced second week of December.

 

So, Lovers of Literature,

enjoy your day of gratitude

and remember us next time.

 

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Winners now announced for 2016 !Short Story Contest!

Monday, September 5th, 2016

We are pleased to announce the winners for the

2016 !Short Story Contest!

 

 

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Fall Schedule: 2016

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Join us all Autumn for weekly postings at defenestrationism.net .

First, multi-media poetry readings of relapse, overdose, and a youthful death with

“And her Name was Morphine” by Richie Schiers Jr.

 

followed by multi-media poetry video of sobriety and recovery, with

“Songs of Sobriety” by C. Steven Blue

 

Sept 11th: a 15 year anniversary musing, by Paul-Newell Reaves

Sept 17th: introduction to the second half of “And her Name was Morphine” by Richie Schiers Jr.

Sept 18th: “Polyga-me” by Richie Schiers Jr., as read by Steve Garland

Sept: 25th: “730 Days Ago” by Richie Schiers Jr., as read by Steve Garland

Oct 2nd: “the Beast Around Here” by Richie Schiers Jr., as read by Steve Garland

Oct 9th: “the Tracks on God’s Arms” by Richie Schiers Jr., as read by Steve Garland

Oct 16th: “the Lonelies” by Richie Schiers Jr., as read by Steve Garland

Oct 23rd: “Ash is…” by Richie Schiers Jr., as read by Steve Garland

Oct 30th: “Periodically”by Richie Schiers Jr., as read by Steve Garland

Oct 31st: Re-publication, “Halloween Nights Lyrics” by Paul-Newell Reaves

Nov 6th: “Seasons of Heaven” by Richie Schiers Jr., as read by Steve Garland

Nov 13th: “Songs of Sobriety: Chair Dreams”

Nov 20th:   “Songs of Sobriety: 3:44”

Nov 27th: “Songs of Sobriety: On the Edge”

Dec 4th: Begins the 2017 FLASH SUITE Contest

 

 

experience the first 11 poems of “And her Name was Morphine” by Richie Schiers Jr, as read by Steve Garland, including “In Certain Sunlight“.

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Last weekend for fan voting: 2016 !Short Story Contest!

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Thanks to all who have commented, this year, we are pleased to be hosting a discussion forum thread on Labor Day Monday (US), to dissect all the nuances of these compelling and diverse stories– of course, only AFTER the Winner and Runner-ups are announced!

 

!This is the final weekend for fan-voting, so have your final say before Sunday!

Looks like we have one clear fan favorite with over 40% of votes (NO HINTS, don’t ask), but the second fan favorite is so wide open that hyperbole does not do justice to how close this contest is…

!VOTE NOW!, only at defenestrationism.net

 

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