Andrew Zawacki

 

 

 

[from] Arrow's shadow

 

 

or the song of four red chambers

with a bellows to billow the embers

 

the sun'  s hier-

atic hier-

oglyph

 

the noun locked to a lo-jack

 

the verb glancing wireless

 

an an

-acrusis and colophon

 

of cantata barometrica, of Celsius madrigalia

 

anthem for cow bell and tuning fork

in a sonic tabernacle, a dial-up shuttlecock

 

a tourniquet to the motet

cacophony'  s mote

le mot

  

  

 

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waking to interfaced, 5-channel snow

from a vascular cloud with its tracking askew

 

patched in and simulcast

on an iceberg cemetery

its apparencies of outside-

real sub-

junctive hoar

frost and haar

 

as if thought had thought of its own

riffing on paraf-

fin darknesses, kimono-colored fields

(the abstract blizzard with a sarabande pulse

a glacier lit by glam and frazil

by interior filament)

 

polar gust in contrap-

punto at –40˚

a spun glass sonatina

for ic-

ic-

le and sci-

ntilla, viola da bracci-

o and voice

 

honed electrum or lamina blue

its first movement

movement deux

 

 

 

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a dyslexic, low-caliber dusk

jumper cabled by June and July

lit by a scherzo, a Janus-faced strobe

 

programmed on shuffle play

and repeat

 

off-

keying the exigent

the accidental snow

as buckshot, instant asbestos

 

in phenol red

in xerograph

 

calving the terraced draft of its crystal

atoll

 

while a trigger-happy copilot

side-

saddle and spin-

drift in his neon ejection seat

tumbles through the atmosphere at t-

minus 10

, 000 '

 

maydaying remixed b-

sides

from a silent film soundtrack

to the tower