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Can a severed snake head still kill?



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Can a severed snake head still kill? It's possible. A companion of the tree species, some are in New York City re-processing Pentecostal mushrooms for our weird Mother Earth.

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A bachelor of theology (petit bologna) in practice doesn't gladden deceit and overgeneralize the eavesdropper barrage.

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Valentine zeroes act like scant reason for a huge caterpillar framed in white wood with white archival mat.

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I'm glad one of my fellow ebullient ants wrongfully tried to enter everywhere without a possibility and caused the plutonium trigger to impugn Albumin Bob, Ketchup Coolidge, Drumhead Fairchild and Scorpion Jolly.

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Wow! Moths jam bat sonar.

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anita_margarita
Aug. 25th, 2015 05:30 am (UTC)
How high are you?
patrick_vecchio
Aug. 25th, 2015 12:10 pm (UTC)
I have not been high since Dec. 31, 1981.
sahlah
Aug. 25th, 2015 12:49 pm (UTC)
Awesome poetry.
patrick_vecchio
Aug. 25th, 2015 01:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks. It's a form called "flarf," which involves doing a Google search for entries that include two disparate words. The professor who first showed me flarf used the example "pizza kitty." After finding two terms that come up with a relatively small number of results, I take the first two lines of about a dozen of the entries that Google shows. Then I try to put together a poem from those words and only those words. In this case, my search was "plutonium + Cecropia." The resulting poem, using what some poets call "found language," is as close to surrealism as I can come: Groups of words "sound" like sentences, like "Jabberwocky" does, and certain words have a pleasurable effect when juxtaposed—like "Valentine zeroes" and "eavesdropper barrage." The trick is to come up with the right terms to search. My first attempt last night was "tungsten + cicada," but the results mostly had to do with hooks and fly fishing. The unlikelier the combination, the better chances for some interesting found language. I write flarf when I feel like writing but want to play around in different parts of my brain. Flarf was avante-garde 10-15 years ago; I don't know what its status is now in the writing world.
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