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New Poems

New Poems
By Jack Brewer, Thurston Moore, Matthew Wascovich.

A LASTING THOUGHT FOR A DYING CELL

I remember counting on you
to count on me
when I never did.
You live the earth like cows in pasture,
obey your hunger like dog to master.
Waiting and wondering
about an alternative
that never was.
Who needs a cause?
Live and live and die and learn.
But for what?
The past did clash but it’s no surprise-
nothing was sacred; all was compromise.
Looking for someone to understand you:
what a poor excuse to be renewed.
I remember looking for you.
I remember staring at times
when minds were kind
and flesh was blind
to symbolic hate
we’ve mistaken for faith
and taken to our graves
so neatly tucked away.
But that’s not how it died.
Waiting for you
to bring it flowers…
I remember counting on you.

- Jack Brewer

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SEXUALIZATION

black winged maniac rang 4th floor buzzer
i spit blood whilst dark creams flood senses
memories of no one no thing no light
falcons, earthworms, sad tigers, wondering humans
all like blinking shadows of aether world
time is in the repetition of meditation
of investigations into intimate sorrow,
passion and grace

- Thurston Moore

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TOTAL LIFE SOCIETY

the parameters of glacial
wonders teach us to defend
the timing that undermines
a weak channel

here and now, so fragile
alisma blew it,
the trees had strength
that strutted for sweethearts

a short partnership
hiss for homily
for the action to miss,
shaking profane sign types

the beggars replay
toward the direction
of the only direction -
prolonged hunger for days

hope and confidence,
safety!
total life society:
as it is, alright changer

- Matthew Wascovich

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Jack Brewer lives in Long Beach, California, U.S.A. and plays music in Saccharine Trust and the Jack Brewer Reunion Band.

Thurston Moore lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, U.S.A. and plays music with Sonic Youth. He edits Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal.

Matthew Wascovich lives and dies in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. and plays music with Scarcity of Tanks. He edits Flat Bike poetry mag.

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First published in 3:AM Magazine: Tuesday, May 13th, 2008.