Monday, January 27, 2014

James Mirarchi- A Poem

ice halo
(visual novocain)
rotates above your head
dentist in stormtrooper outfit
tells you to open wide
stands back
fires his lasergun into your mouth
shooting practice has paid off
death star molar is destroyed
tie fighters escape from fried abscess
dentist picks out princess leia food
from your teeth
encases them
in white imperial body armor
you ponderously open/close your jaw
move it like your marching
more dental death stars are blown out
tusken raider tusks are inserted
glued in place with molasses
blood and sweet mingle
a slobbering sticky mechanoid
you’re sent on your way:
hunt the squealing millennium falcons
hidden in the walls
James Mirarchi grew up in Queens, New York. In addition to his poetry collections, Venison and Dervish, he has written and directed short films, which have played festivals. His poems have appeared in Crack the Spine Literary Magazine, Poydras Review, gobbet, Boyslut, Bluepepper, Orion headless, The Mind[less] Muse, Dead Snakes, egg, The Recusant, Subliminal Interiors Magazine, Bad Robot Poetry, and Clockwise Cat.


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