‘3 Poems’ by Jeff Bagato

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Zero Is Gone

closed in
the next enemy ship
flew right through
deliberate half-loop;

at first I thought
he’d turned,
speeding ship pushed straight into
white cloud,
burned until it crashed

gone, rolling over—
getting your nose—
losing your speed

trailing,
see him catch fire—
bombers safe

Lift Up Surrender

a stone’s throw
can’t stop
marching
bullets of meat
& potatoes
man,

a man who
just
works

for the strong?
for the wrong reasons?
for the world order?

for the
gas
liftsup
surrender
making it
impossible
to
touch

Hamburger Joy

concrete guillotine w/ a
chopper that’s purely
heavy

spontaneous
combustion in an old tin cup
sparked by a
fart,
foolish fling
of ether

a man spraying
white
toilet
like a dog

& his hamburger
hot
keeps on coming

these teeth
forever
grin

A multi-media artist living near Washington, DC, Jeff Bagato produces poetry and prose as well as electronic music and glitch video. Some of his poetry and visuals have recently appeared in Empty Mirror, Otoliths, Brave New Word, Angry Old Man, and Midnight Lane Boutique. Some short fiction has appeared in Gobbet, Danse Macabre, and The Colored Lens. He has published nineteen books, all available through the usual online markets, including Savage Magic (poetry) and Kill Claus! (fiction). A blog about his writing and publishing efforts can be found at http://jeffbagato.com.

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