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sharkmouth (Lyric) by Bill Z Bub
X-ray ladies smile: show me sharkmouth. freaked-out metalmouth. hovering platinum halo guile, gleaming needle pearling for candy apple gums, snow laced with blood, icewater numb. "soothing blisters of synthesis walk on alkaline locks" the shark never ceases assault in the crevices quicksilver trajectory thumb through directory, sea king. no thing. fuzzed out, bloating, sucked undertowing, memory floating. zig-zagged yellow dominoes twisted wire poking through my cheeks making continual O's with a sharkmouth spitting: "soothing blisters of synthesis walk on alkaline locks" Uneven to my tonguetip you separate, pulled by lipbalm green-knees, shudder-breeze, handclamp, biblecamp. Awkward fingers make away in the shade, cut open your shoulder on my silverbarbed muddlemouth. Now sewn shut and under combination. sea king, some thing. a sick confirmation and this is the body. Years from now I'll tongue you like a secret scar. say it like a rock star like the acrid welts in my cheeks, haven't tasted in weeks. Hiding sharkmouth, muse on the chewing of chokecherries, and feel the red trickle from the corners when I keep trying to say: "soothing blisters of synthesis walk on alkaline locks"

Up the ladder: Elegy
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Weighted score: 5.7620006
Overall Rank: 1761
Posted: June 5, 2003 10:15 AM PDT; Last modified: June 8, 2003 9:17 PM PDT
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[10] horus8 @ | 5-Jun-03/10:35 AM | Reply
Gripping, and involved. 10
[n/a] Bill Z Bub @ > horus8 | 5-Jun-03/10:41 AM | Reply
Thank you oh lord of the sun-wine realm, oh avatar of a new aeon, oh stalker, oh warrior, oh sorcerer.
[8] richa @ | 5-Jun-03/10:44 AM | Reply
I like the structure, very inventive
[n/a] Bill Z Bub @ > richa | 6-Jun-03/8:32 PM | Reply
When I was ten years old, or so, I had an extra tooth grow
in behind one of my front teeth. I don't remember exactly how
they fixed it, but I had braces for quite a while,
and even now I wear a jagged smile.
Inside my cheek, there are scars still,
from the metal wires that were careless cut,
where only I can find them, and taste the stainless steel
with the bitter blade of my tongue.
[10] god'swife @ > Bill Z Bub | 31-Aug-03/1:15 AM | Reply
In the end they didn't fix it. They gave you something to cling to. A pain of your own. Something you could come baack to again & again. when I was a girl and my parents would argue I'd lie quiet in my bed and place my hand against the coolness of the wall. It felt like death and salvation all at once.
[6] wEdible Underpantsw @ | 5-Jun-03/11:50 AM | Reply
[10] Bachus @ | 5-Jun-03/5:13 PM | Reply
It was better left unexplained. Fuck them, make them draw their own conclusions. Make them imagine. I, on the other hand, gathered something very similiar too your explanation the first time in the cage.
[n/a] Bill Z Bub @ > Bachus | 5-Jun-03/5:52 PM | Reply
But thats because you are an god of drunkeness and poetry.
[10] INTRANSIT @ | 5-Jun-03/5:41 PM | Reply
Ok. so, if my catamaran, which sadly, sank,(there's a hunnert mousuits looking for it now) is an ode, then this scU-REAMS LYRICS!!! Hello-o? anybody listening? no? fine. whatever.

great piece. drop the 'splaining. go.
[n/a] Bill Z Bub @ > INTRANSIT | 5-Jun-03/5:55 PM | Reply
Yeaaah, now if I can just convince Horus8 to record it...

As for the splaining, I'll remove it eventually.
[10] INTRANSIT @ | 7-Jun-03/6:32 AM | Reply
I think you can leave it for a while. Judging by the other you just posted, you're bottling up a bit.
[n/a] -=Dark_Angel=-, P.I. @ | 7-Jun-03/7:16 PM | Reply
This poeme contains the word 'shark' which is contained in the username 'darkshark' which contains the word 'dark' which is also in the username '-=Dark_Angel=-'. A little suspicious, don't you think?
[n/a] Bill Z Bub @ > -=Dark_Angel=-, P.I. | 7-Jun-03/8:01 PM | Reply
You've convinced me that I'm you. But I don't believe that "you" exist. Therefore "I" do not exist. There is only darkshark. Darkshark the Devouring Devilgod at the center of the universe. And the Elder Gods play their sickening bagged-pipes...
[10] INTRANSIT @ | 9-Jun-03/6:20 AM | Reply
I had Zebra rubbers on my headgear. I hated braces.
[10] horus8 @ | 9-Jun-03/11:15 AM | Reply
How about I record this?
[n/a] Bill Z Bub @ > horus8 | 9-Jun-03/11:32 AM | Reply
That'd be awesome.
[10] god'swife @ | 11-Jun-03/10:12 PM | Reply
You are one nasty mother-fucker. Sweet.
[n/a] Bill Z Bub @ > god'swife | 29-Aug-03/6:33 PM | Reply
Come back to us, god'swife! Come back, come back...
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