the muse apprentice guild
--expanding the canon into the 21st century




SEVEN WORKS
BY JOHN M BENNETT

VISUAL POEM #1

VISUAL POEM #2

VISUAL POEM #3

VISUAL POEM #4

VISUAL POEM #5

EEMERR

1

slave to thrumming ,tongue disaster cue
shank sticky ,rumbled meter in my
hat shapes ,raised my ears plugged
.plunge favor wall ,cage the window

tongue pool behind your neck rush
wheezing issue gland bemind calm clam
hushed beneath the spreading sand .cloud
cage ,rice hill ,fundus meat dried

your lubed cash ham .trace of
wind still surface gush spreads the
loud silence hill ,rinser puddle waves
against the steps fuzzy with your

ham shirt ,chew the keys heater
grumbled in my ice retention "sleeve"
waves rising toward the door scanner
smoky with your tries to scamper

2

chew the rancid bunny mat
fingered key and slug dunk
,wooden sleeve delays ,span sore
heel oil gleaming on lake

rancid carp gently rocked by
lapping surf lips fingered body
lakes the sleep headache wallet
mist ,receding pore ,skin lamp

gently grows along your thigh
.bombs mumble in the hills
surf read as tide gravel
gushes spouting nearer wash cave

along the pause string hush
lipid cluster ,heavy hormones on
your headache nap spouting creams
heads slangs rinsers .ton phoner

3

the hull rang sling
,issued reamer fog ,lipid
spreader crushed wrist you
fumble "proudly" scanner leavened

hull banners weighted with
inky scum text ,fog
grunts cancelled from the
morning's haze light .reach

banner score ,plans and
grouts ,rashed the finger
crammer eye three times
.grunt lid ,washer stream

score beach for closets
.siege centrality ,rashed cheek
scalded phone clinging lid
planner fund in flames

4

flames hash pout
the clinging buttocks
sprayed with sandwich
.forget the dawn

dawn walk random
.hash your water
fortress ignore these
order .flayed throat

throated breeze shawl
mould ,cramp retention
water clears your
soup utter gleam

gleam span ,faucet
eddy ,soup beach
back against me
clean my foam

5

my utter
stand wash
flag rent
beach booger

beach wisp's
spore flag
gutters bomb
rash trance

rash tissue
floats spore
broth each
dilution strays

dilution vaporation
strays or
,hull transparent
lisp spews

6

transparent
leaf
dilution
crumbs

leaf
luggage
crumbs
shade

luggage
rank
shaded
lap

rank
cash
lap
heaver

7

rank

luggage

leaf

transparent

8

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COETEDS

1

2

cloud

runt

shallow

hole

3

hole
rinse
gland
stammer

shallow
swallow
gland
leave

runt
stems
swallow
lair

cloud
lair
steps
pool

4

steps loaf
meat washer
slangs whip
cloud teeth

cloud guzzle
fan whip
phone spire
coins glee

coins wire
flood endurance
fans page
rot wind

rat slap
dim north
flood list
crown feet

5

list ankle pores
socks crank window
sorta crown drip
bottles angle fool

drip sang the
sugar fluted shunt
sorta brown namer
lathered in pool

lathered billfold toilet
push my fluid
drag gleaming belly
stun gather fold

stun shore lint
greased yam suit
dragged ladder star
pocket leaky belt

6

shore bombs stapled off
suit the reach bladder
combination tugging foot bleat
,stray the counter brawl

bombs stubble ,bleach stoke
stammer stunner reach the
canker whump the pull
blaster gouted with your

stubble gloss yr map
wailing roster crumpled with
your dick bleach burning
.flaw flow ,murk slough

glossy hats shaved like
crowds .flash flaw crumbled
,traced the root route
,ponds and claw salad

7

shaved dimply ponds raw with
linkage speech with sleeve crumbs
gauged like show powder grunty
flanges blazed the porch vista

ponds drained .hawk stand lingo
loosed to cuddle damply hid
,the caves smoke ,the roads
melt the tongues stick roof

hawk blindness .gash of dirt
funnel slather ,hammock trained to
smoke ,your bundle gloss your
fundus glommed with "nothing crows"

gash ahead the dryway ,pool
motes gangly plunder skin traced
,shoreless path ushered blown my
wrist inchless usage ,glut brush

8

dryway stain retrieval ,cusp of fell
trancing blown the cough squeezings race
langour shutter claps and glances bushy
luggage swallowed ,lace or sootwear ,bowser

cusp chuckling past circled corpses .flog
discussion "past deflater time" ,rooms trancing
with their window swallow with their
clucking glee recension gullets choked and

circled stroked .bond humming ,spanned floor
paved with coldcuts ,driftwood ,bladders limp
or swallow "me" or me pillow
runty ,formic slather ,glug rig ashy

humming pores or papered wall lung
,my coughing list ,my pillowed wheel
shrugging ants steps .fall muzzle ,your
pants sizzle on the flaming beach