47 Dark Poems, Rants in a Gothic Tone
of Memories -- meditation on lost
innocence, taking a new pose half a generation ago.
-- short dark poem for Bernie, showing how depression can be sexy
Is a Sort of Joy
-- quirky hangover poem with a cynical surprise ending
Please Find Silence -- teen poem of isolation and unrequited
love. I WROTE IN
Flower -- ballad compares seduction
to favored blossom
Sunrise -- mystical early morning
stroll: assonance and consonance abound
Verge -- Freudian riff on vagina
Ecstatic Nightmare -- poem about losing your
identity in your mate [R for language]
Ought n' Aught Thought
-- apocalyptic James Joyce-inspired cityscape. Only for whipper
Smile of Bone -- rant against masks
and shallow folk
-- anguished rant about a freshman teen infatuation
Brood -- convolutionary indictment
of the clergy
Crumbles -- lost love, bowel movement
Foundering -- post-apoclyptic dystopia
destroys innocence while Senior draws political parallels
Courtship -- repetition poem about
the geometry of dating: simple yet resonant
Her Dreams -- insomniac cuddles
Mystery -- mystical haiku sequence.
The momement you open your mouth, you get further from the truth.
Ticking -- "convolutionary"
poem about dissatisfaction in love, collaboration
We're Always Searching
-- poem about defeatism; only idiots steal this shit!
To Teach Ease -- "convolutionary"
poem about furtive romance with bizarre sound effects
Doorbell -- poem about nothing.
Wish it would just go away.
Nocturne I -- short sinister lonely
nightscape, the decay of angels
Nocturne II -- short nightscape alone
-- from repose to anger, emotions follow a colored spectrum
-- short unsettling abstract
Morning -- short poem vilifying
I Will -- teasing while urging
All Poems by Jason Paul Fox
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