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Twenty-Six Prevarications

Alternative axioms affirm
Barefaced bedrock’s backbones

Corruption contemptuously condemning contumely—
Degradations dance, descends…

Euphoric entities enable
False friendships forever

Guileful gargoyles gaze
Hauntingly harassing happiness

Inserting imposing inquisitions
Jocund joviality jarring—

Killing Kismets kilns—
Living Luxurious lies—

Multiplying mayhems map—
Neither-named nor numbered

Openly obliterating Obligation’s
Poignantly plotted plan—
Questioning quelled quinellas
Revealing rudimentary rapscallions
Saintly severed strands

Trauma’s tears taught
Unilaterally under ubiquities
Vexed visual vulgarities
Wisdom weeps writhingly

X-raying Xanthus xenophobes
Youthful Yahwistic yearning
Zephyrs zestfully zigzag

One pain
Two promises
Three Penances
Four Paragons
Five Paradigms
Six Parapets
Seven Partitions
Eight Pandemics
Nine Portents
Ten Poltergeists
Eleven Problems
Twelve Puzzles
Thirteen Prophesies
Fourteen Parasites
Fifteen Plebes
Sixteen Personalities
Seventeen Panoramas
Eighteen Placards
Nineteen Postulates
Twenty Princesses
Twenty-One Plans
Twenty-Two Plots
Twenty-Three Pollutions
Twenty-Four Privacies
Twenty-Five Pleas
Twenty-Six Prevarications


Fragmented Actions

Radio. Loud
Phone. Vibrate
Finger. Press
Radio. Silence
Voice. Answer. Hello
Voice. Reply. …
Finger. Press
Hand. Mouth. Grabs. Cigarette. Puff. Puff. Cigarette. Crushed. Ashtray. Grey. Ashes and Much Too Unsmoked. Wasted. Butts Remain. Lungs. Cough. Eyes. Water. Lungs Cough. Lungs Cough. Hand. Grabs. Cup. Coffee. Lips. Sip. Throat. Quenched. Cough. Gone.
Hand. Open Drawer. Rummage. Pull. Scrap Paper. Read
Hands. Keys. Fumble. Floor.
Face. Hot. Perspiration. Bead. Sweat. Drop. Scrap. Paper. VOICE. Curse

Eyes. Scan.
Hand. Phone.
Fingers. Press.
Eyes. Scan
Fingers. Press
Eyes. Scan. Send
Fingers. Itching
Fingers. Biting. Raw. Blood.
Hand. Scrap Paper. Automatic. Napkin.
Voice. Answer. ….
Voice. Reply. …
Thanks. Goodbye
Thank you.
Finger. Phone. Off
Hand. Phone. Pocket.
Hand. Wallet. Back Pocket.
Hand. Finger. Light Switch. Off
Feet. Move. Hallway. Quick.
Feet. Move. Stairwell. Dark. Fast. Skipping Steps
Eyes. Look. Mind. Remembering. Remembering. Remembering
Eyes. Recognition.
Feet. Move. Fast
Body. Stop. Eyes. Scan. Eyes. Notice. Feet. Jump. Move. Quick
Hand. Fingers. Handle. Grasp.
Rear. Sits. Seat. Hand. Grabs. Strap. Secures. Torso. Safe
Hand. Grabs. Door. Closed.
Hand. Key. Insertion. Dash. Turn. Roar
Radio. Blare.
Hand. Fingers. Push.
Radio. Silence
Hand. Gear. R
Head. Turns. Eyes. Watch. Clear. Hands. Spin. Wheel.
Hands. Shift. Gear. D
Foot. Pressing. Down. Pedal.
Car. Exhaust. Fumes. Covet. Air.
Car. Tires. Squeal. Tires. Spin. Marks. Left
Car. Drives. Car. Drives. Car. Evades. Red. Lights. Car. Moves. Fast
Car. Slows. Car. Ramp. Eyes. Scan. Eyes Recognize.
Hand. Grabs. Lever. Down. Hands. Wheel. Spin Slight. Left. Turn.
Foot. Brake. Car. Stop.
Hand. Fingers. Grasp. Key. Turn. Car. Off. Extract. Keys.
Hand. Door. Open. Hand. Unclasps. Belt. Torso Safe. Body. Exits.
Hand. Door. Shut. Hand. Fingers. Press. BEEP. BEEP. BEEP.
Feet. Move. Fast. Feet Move. Quick. Eyes. Glance. Watch. Feet Jump.
Feet. Race. Eyes. Watch. Eyes. Watch.
Hand. Grasps. Door. Open. Enter. Feet. First. Hands. Head. Body. In

Eyes. Watch. Glance. Time. Sweat. Beads. Brow. Fine.
Wait. Line. Long. Time. Short. Feet. Prance. In Place.
Eyes. See. Empty Automated Ticketing.
Mind. Thinks. Derogatory. Comment. Re: Computer Vs. Man.
Mind. Recognizes. Time. Short. Can’t Dwell.
Hands. Press. Hand Grasps. Card. Swiped. Ticket. Print.
Hand. Grabs. Tickets. Quick. Feet. Move. Gate. Surprisingly Empty.
Body. Undressed. Wand. Still. Beep. BEEP. Hand Pat. Necessary.
Eyes. Glance. Watch. Sweat Beads.
Voice. “Is Everything alright”
Voice. Mine. Replying. “No.”
DETAINED>Plane. Departs.
Eyes. Watch. Voice. Left.
Hand. Presses. Buttons. Phone.
Ringing. Ringing. Ringing. Other End.
Voice. …
Voice. Mine. Apology.
Voice. …
Voice. Mine. “I see. Well. Thanks. Anyway”
Feet. Move. Slow.
Ticket Gate. NO REFUND>Apply. To. Future. Flight.

REVERSE> ACTIONS. Parking. Structure. To Home.
Stopping. Only. To Fill Tank.
Only For Credit. To Be denied. WHY?
Hand. Slams. Back of Car.
Voice. Curses. Loud.
Child Passes. Voice. Apologizes. Mind. Feels Shame.
Body. Reenters Car.
Hand. Scrambles through. Glove Box. Nothing Found.
Hand. Wheel. Feet. Pedal. Car. Drive.
END>Sequence. End. Promise. End. With Questions. Many Questions.
Unanswered. Unexplained. Unreasonably. Baffled. As to Why. Fate. Treats. One. As. It Often. Does. Questions. Teem. Answers. Less Than. Questions. Home. Feelings. Dissipate. Shades. Drawn. Lights On. TV> On. Comedy. Funny. HAHAHAHAA. A Bit Maniacal. Yes. I know. But. Troubles. Gone. Understandably. To Return. But Not. At least. Until:

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A Plus

Arsenic, Asphalt and Acetylene

Acetone, acetoin and Argyle

Argentic, Argyrol, aleph null


Alembic, Azotites, Arion


Amentia, so it seems

QUESTIONS TO Those ANSWers AbovE, are Be-low, but rearranged for the fun of quest….at least that’s the answer My laziness demanded I procure:


Salt, formulating from, formulations of

Combinations, combined to come from an

Acidic base with a nitrous boy, only half her age, ripe with sinful thoughts, green in ways to accost, yet…it’s all about that something…


Anything to purify what dirties

Anything to refine what boors bred

Transforming into something unsaid


The cardinal number of the set

Of all integers is the cardinal of the integers

arrest in bed, looking for the numeral(s) to take you

far away, far, far away, from such a sullied space…to fly


Winged horse—

You didn’t think Pegasus was the only one, did you?

Daughter of Poseidon and Demeter

Sure let’s you ride her through the clouds

Bareback, barefoot, makes her parents, oddly enough, extremely proud…

Advanced Earth Location Data System

Cannot find me close, won’t see me near—

In spite of standing atop it’s core, even with

A back that must be sore…then I must believe in what lies they breathe, making their foolish gestures unkind words, but I guess no longer fallacies, instead,

And so, it must be true.  It must all be true, that I’m this way and that,

I’m severe

I’m lacking where it counts

Intellectually diluted

But the permanency remains,

yet the thoughts just don’t count


Silver proteins

Mesh, with diamond toe

In two or more

Colors painted in patterns examined for


Containing silver and

Having valances

Greater than Agcl, we don’t know, that’s why we try,

To diagnose the foundations before the bed


Yellowish, pleasant

To the smell—

Liquidated from glucose

By fermented means it all becomes,

It all adds to


It All adds to simply add,

Essences and fragrances too


Colorless, yet volatile

Water-soluble, yet

Flammable, liquids,

Oxidations of, isopropyl

Alchoholic, by

Bacterially fermentated

Carb thirsty tongues—

All to varnish

All to paint

A solvency upon



Colorless gas,

Where an Ether-like odor provokes,

It’s produced, by action

Of water, on calcium

Carbides, or alternatively, by pyrolysis

Of natural gas, all for some or some for one, or maybe…forget it

The metal needs cutting, and I’m the one to make well

or how about we just use it to weld this thing here ever-quite swell


Dark colored, solid

Substance, driving

It’s mixed-up mixture home,

Mixed with gravel

Mixed with rock that’s crushed, for

All to pave the way


Without the old lace

This gray-white element,

With a metallic luster,

vaporizes when heated high,

Forming poisonous compounds

At the blink, in front, of the naked eye…

Now count… Now count…

Now count to 33…you may not get it at this time

But I think you’ll understand the reason why…yet, still

If you can’t

Just remember, they all say

That Intelligence, is what I lack

And that I lack it ever so severely,

That they see my hair on fire

Whenever I get inspired to do…whatever really, and anyhow,

How the hell should I know what this all means, I’m stunned,

And therefore I don’t want them to be wrong, so all this time

I’ve learned to pretend I’m dumb

Spirits, Demons and Fairies A List Poem for the Creatures of Folklore and Myth

An Abiku’s been known, to possess the young and newly born

Bar will swim and pull you in,down till drowned then will bury you deep, in the ocean beds, never to be found

Chin Chia is from China and if you see him waving a flag at your home, know your descendants will be academically strong

Daphne’s the nymph that spurned Apollo

Echo disappeared but her voice remained

Feriers may be small and sneak in under your floorboards, but if you keep a tidy place, firewood and money they’ll leave for you

GA-OH controls the wind

Hagno taught Jupiter well

Indra will lead you down a path of sin

Jahi introduces vice  to the unwary

Kwati’s a trickster

Legba too

Marid is one of the most powerful Djinn

Nacken’s known as water-man

Okulam can be heard in the howling wind

Pere Fouettard condemns the bad boys and girls while Pere Noel treats them well

Qandisa dwells in the river, she lures boys to swim, and for those that do, their senses never return to

Rizos is a road dog for sure

Sang Gala Raja is king of the Jinns

Tangie is a demon sea-horse, that is known, to become an old man covered in seaweed

Uriel, an archangel and Flame of God

Virginal, the queen of ice, every new moon sacrifices one of her maiden’s fare

Wrach is an effigy of the spirit of corn

Xuda Sila means evil strength

Yakkhas can be handsome or young, but can also appear as hunchbacked, potbellied black dwarfs

Zemyna is the mistress of the earth, fertility and abundant crops concern her most
Ok, just a bit of information here.

I’m going to try something out over the next while.

I’m going to work in lists, as I read something about some poets that create poetry using everyday things, such as directions, menus, simple definitions etc…

So, this is a list of spirits, demons and the like from various folklore and myths.

If you find this interesting there are many books that will make your jaws drop, as there are thousands of these creatures.  The Carol Rose books are my favorite on the subject.