things that can’t grow in the earth
give me all your bloom
garbled delinquency of
bumper sticker idealogues
felled & failed escapist language
machines vending clichéd listicles
remains of nazi officer found in
100 year old catfish
litterings of disjecta aka news
aka parabolic velvet
hexing is a faceless crime
light’s guttering manifesto
you’re kleenexing to dramedies again


BOGO free
401(k) divvied
bedouin deb(i)t nexus
price-decline closeout cutlet
disruption of bruise
where you tender
tend her
one might call it a burial
given the right light


in a wreck & need a check
private label next level sweaters
for all your vorticism needs
this art of intrustion
application will not identify itself
unwelcome in your SKU nest
of outsourced natal charts
para/doxer of galaxies
oh you nervous organism
given forth to perish 

Carleen Tibbetts is the author of the chapbooks a starving music will come to eat the body (FiveQuarterly, 2014) and to exosk(elle), the last sugar (Zoo Cake Press, 2015). Recent work appears or is forthcoming in Cloud Rodeo, Fact-Simile, The Journal Petra, Forklift Ohio, Souvenir, Flag + Void, Datableed, TYPO, and The Laurel Review, among others.