Since 1996 Volume XXI

Daniel Y. Harris

Daniel Y. Harris is the author of 11 collections of poetry and collaborative writing including The Rapture of Eddy Daemon (BlazeVOX, 2016), heshe egregore (with Irene Koronas, Éditions du Cygne, 2016), The Underworld of Lesser Degrees (NYQ Books, 2015), Esophagus Writ (with Rupert M. Loydell, The Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2014) and Hyperlinks of Anxiety (Červená Barva Press, 2013) Some of his poetry, experimental writing, art, and essays have been published in BlazeVOX, The Café Irreal, Denver Quarterly, E·ratio, European Judaism, Exquisite Corpse, Kerem, The New York Quarterly, Notre Dame Review, Offcourse Literary Journal, In Posse Review, The Pedestal Magazine, Poetry Magazine, Poetry Salzburg Review, Stride, Ygdrasil and Zeek. He is Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of X-Peri and Co-Editor of the X-Peri Series. 

Exergue XXXII

Gregor’s letzeburgesch is late-Victorian, Edwardian flab

              in whiteface, predatory, say melehē tou thanatou.

 ZERO (replaced by 0: L 0), SUCCESSOR (L L+1)

and DECREMENT (L L – 1.) He grips St. Andrew’s Cross, 

              the crux decussata as vernis de protection. His Imps

are in fine, cyborganic spoudè, uxoricidic, sowing cross-border

paranoia and pyroclastic fic. Khôra shames: oxy-snorting

              half-wits. In her mikvah, the heretic’s fork is engraved

with abiuro. Piety tongues its gubernatory tirade as heterity

lips its po-mo troika. Hijinks with sigils break up bacterial

              biofilms on teeth just when lemmata are demodex.

No apocrine sweat glands are broken down for ectoparasites.

It’s an easy equipoise. Grisly flakka and judas cradles printed

in the Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, decorpse the Starnbergersee.

              Stroke recombinants or the drowned Phoenician Sailor

afflicted by the plumber’s butt, and alterity imputes carbs.

You! hypocrite lecteur!—mon semblable,—mon frère! Line 610:

              printf(“[scanner] FD%d Found verified working telnet\n”,

conn->fd). When the syzygia swerves, duck. It takes 1d6 extra

months at 8,000 Lv per month. Tug alethiea with a procédé.

              Select an object with no predecessors. Amphetamine

producing E coli warrants a nob, not Rugen in the Baltic.

Supra subverts hohlweltlehre for Gregor. He injects his neck

with cyclopentaneperhydrophenanthrene. Diode logic gates

              collapse. Lace up his pentapod spine for a new

memoryism and find the monogram. Price: Lv450/Filter

Colony. It’s sunny on Gamma Serpenti. Stats wienie?




Exergue XXXIII


Negative press, covfefe, from the nacelle, all moyenâgeux

              are roasted quails flambéed with cognac. Curlicues 

in Ashoka’s Hell convert Taelons. Volonté never pends.

From his leaps and caracoles, Salvador Dracu rehearses

              ponzi schemes, slipshod and hoot as strappado, gaydar

gone berserk with iron chilopsis. Is that a liquefied cufflink,

Darth Maul? Ampersands cum on Bulfinch’s Mythology. Sal

wipes up the trireme. Enuf, let’s traffic in sententiae, pale,

              skittish and tattooed with cryptic logos in razor

inked left jaws chawing on the Apophthegmata Patrum.

What’s mistranslated is debyut, not unhatched breasts.

              Precede singling out. Isenacum en musica, hear us

dig and sell custom wardrobe tidying systems. In gouts,

sapiosexuals rewire the Kohelet for blood and silicon.

              Goose up, contrarians, with the boot as a reticule 

for Mother Shipton’s Prophecy and colophons for virologists.

Sal’s cause célèbre: drift-netting stray divagations. Line 632:

              memmove(conn->rdbuf, conn->rdbuf + consumed, conn

->rdbuf_pos). Chemsex and death in hyperlinks for his fangirl,

Orb Oran. This vivid failed bruise is a dirigible pored over

by specialists. The holy hunchback’s Esh Kodesh verifies

              a checkout lag at the till, Sal’s lucky aleph-null (0).

The Imps revert to their Cycladic phase without venting

plastic wrap. It’s a cockfostered victory for the Tatars,

our hapax legomenons in their staches. Charred bodies

              resemble semiosis, un peu obscur, draft sabotage.

A black, E white, I red, O blue, U green, hclient/cutthroat.




Exergue XXXIV


Despite a hermeneutic pedigree, Gregor bypasses la putain

with a pnigos and brags about squats. Milk emojis recast

our parabasis as pasty bros. Call this disarticulation, aphesis

and sidestep smirks with an epirrhema. Tech triumphalism

wears a death’s-head hawkmoth, bequeaths embassies

              in 140 character vitriol. Cumplodes break its dais 

as the Helikopter-Streichquartett plays its rotors. Gregor

stays rouged, lipsticked, his skin marble, doxa and crura

              frieze. His body’s excreta, red flecked with otium

and small ceramokevlar scales just beneath his reptilian

skin. Hebephrenic patients are branded as rubes and take

              their fealty oath. Nothing like that taste for huffing

scotchgard fabric spray. Which cri de coeur, qua fringe,      

is this Monogramma Christi? Tertiary symbolists feign rivalry 

or fissile drag under gang profile with presbyopic squint.

              The gravamen be imputed if machination strum lax.

Clown Donatello? Exempla preachers are the real hentai

clad in jüdisch gekleidet. Limbo a crick out and hive off.

              Line 643: kill(scanner_pid, 9). Our semina is impossibru.

The jingo has an alibi—panglossian gamine. Her screed

againt haplotypes at the Hôtel Particulier was pure medieval

weltanschauung. VPN, yo, Sextus Propertius, our heterology

              is fixed with chlorophyll and the Synoptic Gospels.

Prostrate yourselves in Gregor’s Necromanteion and perform

a nekuia for his fanciers, access denied. Pataquerical? Pidgen,

              or pun pitches, the aqua vitae is doused with a synthetic

a priori, like maggots by generatio aequivoca, Thetica syphons.





“Exergues XXXII, XXXIII & XXXIV” are from the manuscript, The Tryst of Thetica Zorg 



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