THE CHIEF MAKES A SPEECH

“What is there to be said about Vom Sawyer, the great Schwinn-liberator, who’s loosed from their chains some half-dozen Huffies, Kents, and Dynacrafts already this month, an unknowable number in the summer preceding, an unknowable, inestimable, terrible number, who’s lain dormant all winter, evidently practicing his craft, whose fingers now sing in a twitching matrix … Continue reading THE CHIEF MAKES A SPEECH

“THE ENEMY OF MY ENEMY IS NOT MY FRIEND” – “THE CRICKETS ARE VERY LOUD TONIGHT” – “EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR”

THE ENEMY OF MY ENEMY IS NOT MY FRIEND The billionaire begets a millionaire.The millionaire begins plottingto kill and eat the billionaire.I’m on the sidelines. Then I fallinto the river and am carried away. THE CRICKETS ARE VERY LOUD TONIGHT Sitting at the kitchen table,looking at the night sky through the window,I think I see … Continue reading “THE ENEMY OF MY ENEMY IS NOT MY FRIEND” – “THE CRICKETS ARE VERY LOUD TONIGHT” – “EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR”

“THUS DID WE CONVERSE”

νῶι μὲν ὣς ἐπέεσσιν ἀμειβόμεθ᾽, αἱ δὲ γυναῖκεςἤλυθον, ὤτρυνεν γὰρ ἀγαυὴ Περσεφόνεια,ὅσσαι ἀριστήων ἄλοχοι ἔσαν ἠδὲ θύγατρες. -Homer, Odyssey, Book 11, Line 225 i am not a greek god and you are not the spring maideni remember your look of surprise and disappointmentin the sun beside the river when i said stupid things i remember … Continue reading “THUS DID WE CONVERSE”

“#0080FF” – “ON A WALK – APRIL 2022” – “HOLUBTSI”

#0080FF Ancient african eyes blossom like yellow wheatlacerating dog walkers and cafe creeps,bless ye the lord, praise him and tasteaerosol blues Retarded rockers sweating in their leatherchase tumorous ostriches through purple heather,bless ye the lord, praise him and tasteaerosol blues Charcoal clouds cloak wide eyed desert babashalf dead and radiating 333 psychic stigmatas,bless ye the … Continue reading “#0080FF” – “ON A WALK – APRIL 2022” – “HOLUBTSI”

GHOST LIVES: CURSED EDITION

-- Alex Mazey won The Roy Fisher Prize from Keele University in 2018 and was the recipient of a Creative Future Writers’ Award the following year. He is a regular contributor to the International Academic Journal, Baudrillard Now, and author of both Living in Disneyland and Sad Boy Aesthetics. Twitter: @AlexzanderMazey Instagram: @alexmazey Substack: alexmazey.substack.com