Saturday, April 18, 2009

*A Justification in Verse for (Potentially) Giving You a Bad Kiss at Midnight

A Justification in Verse for (Potentially) Giving You a Bad Kiss at Midnight
Scott Gibson
(from the 'recyclable language' chapbook. released april 13th by -dead seagull press-)

my tongue may feel like
an awkward fish in your mouth but
have you seen those salmon
in spawning season
they don’t have any directions
telling them what stream to go up
they just go on what feels right
But these salmon
although they can’t prove
that they know what they’re doing
and some of them
end up on jagged rocks
on the side of Mission Creek
and tonight
I hope those fish
aren’t a metaphor for me
because tonight
I’m hoping that my tongue
will be leaping tonsils and molars
like red and green kokanee
conquer currents
to get to somewhere
that feels right


  1. Question: Is there a way to said chapbook ?

  2. the first pressing is sold out, but i will hopefully be doing up another batch of 25 in the next month. i'll let you know.

    also, some of what kaare has in the chapbook is on his blog in case you haven't already read it.

  3. I saw a dead seagull by the side of the road today. I heard that it has been there for days - it reminded me of you - of course I mean that in the best way possible.