subaltern in shades: anticipating summer – day 19, poem 19!

 I wasn’t sure I could pull this one out, but the madness is always there, just beneath the surface – heh. 

: )  Do enjoy. 


subaltern in shades:anticipating summer    —              Max Wolf Valerio


subaltern in shades

slant monsters


midget cuneiform encyclopedia



subaltern in shades

semiotic Cyclops entellechy


the direction that fear runs

sideways and over

the bridge’s




in two places at one time

simultaneous to an exit


binary lockjaw maiden

you saw my elbows off at the root

and make my knees into strings



hell broken loose

for love –


when I see you

I know

we will be joined and

replace our joints


in the mad




by Max Wolf Valerio (C) April 19, 2012


summer days to nights – poem 4

OK people its time for day 4 and poem 4 of NaPoWriMo!  I may try and experiment with more formal elements in the next few days, but for now it is purely my own “open field” and beat postmodern ear taking to flight.  Enjoy!


Summer days to nights                 by Max Wolf Valerio


         translucent                                  popsicle








as people leave in combinations of three or four

senses are amplified

as through a shrinking field of

                                 night vision –


        coughs tilt toward midnight cigarettes

        red lamps                    jazz snare    —  on tympanum


liquid stars                    

 and rolling thunder piano bars


deep blue ink stains           in  this impossible summer heat  –



Max Wolf Valerio    (c) April 4th, 2012