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SPIV DRIVER #6 - SHINING A SPOTLIGHT ON IGNORED EXISTENCE



by Travis Jeppesen & Matthew Wascovich

COPYRIGHT © 2003, 3 A.M. MAGAZINE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Peeling an Orange
(Jeppesen)

The world is pretty ripe tonight,
disillusion everywhere you look
that's right
you can see it
in the calm green shadows
of every abandoned fruitcake -
monuments to the host
who vacated so sourly
long ago
all the eyes were burning
the fingernails yearning
for one small taste
of the beggar's snot

Instead, all the jokers got laced
with the sunshine of rash
topographies, farting out the eccentricity
of the calm day, rising
high in the skies like
Florida, a lazy storm cloud
unwilling
to implode before
sunshine's over. Why, god,
must the tower be there,
blocking my view of the nothing
palace, dog by dog transfixed by
the drunk sorcerer's embrace


March 25th at Beachland Tavern, Collinwood
(Wascovich)

After Television's Venus, what will you have?
Will you roll mineralite bowling balls? You wrap
yourself in fatal blue ribbons as snow removal
tires spin a stunted traction. Afraid of the fatal highest common
denominator, you choke on eyeliner. Speaking to recording machines,
the Lord High Fixers were a total sound. Tonight,
you will expatiate the shrink wrap claque at traffic lights
while the broke man stumbles in front of the bus stop
at W. 14th Street and Clark. The #23 is a short ride to
Public Square smelling piss and kicking aside garbage
on the floor between seats.







ABOUT THE AUTHORS


Spiv Driver poems from Jeppesen and Wascovich's forthcoming book entitled, Robot in the Taxi/240 Boxes of Shattered Dishes (Slow Toe Publications, 2003).

Travis Jeppesen lives in Prague. His writing has appeared in Bookforum, 3 AM Magazine, Low Blue Flame, and Fish Piss. Neomania, his screenplay inspired by autreamont's Les Chants du Maldoror, death metal, and real life teen killers, is currently in pre-production. Victims, his first novel, will be published by Akashic Books in 2003.

Matthew Wascovich lives in Cleveland. He edits the literary journal, Flat Bike & Banged Head and is a co-editor at 3 AM Magazine. Recent chapbooks by Slow Toe Publications include Application Counter, Milkly Lovely: Magnetic Resistace Unit, with Todd Colby, Blue Father Nomination with Kimberly Nichlols and HP Tinker.











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