Juliet Cook and j/j hastain

Flying Knives and Entrails

I don't want to incorporate my writing
into pet supplies. I want it to explode
like a volcano.

Each word a tectonic plate
converging or diverging,
trying to elevate
into an elaborate puzzle.

A Guinness Book of World Records prize
for the longest burnt nails
deceased and then desiccated
and then burnt into flame
or flambé to be eaten at the local high-end
restaurant by everyone all at once.

Side effects may include abnormal
discoloration of everyone's tongues
turning into cannon balls,
flinging magma at the proprietor
who called us all dogs, 
tried to cut off our burning tails,

tried to form us all into a new appetizer
and pretend he had invented us himself.
Now watch our utensils fly up to the ceiling
and crash down upon he who lies.

Juliet Cook is a grotesque glitter witch medusa hybrid brimming with black, grey, silver, purple, and dark red explosions. She is drawn to poetry, abstract visual art, and other forms of expression. Her poetry has appeared in a peculiar multitude of literary publications. You can find out more at www.JulietCook.weebly.com.

j/j hastain is a collaborator, writer and maker of things. j/j performs ceremonial gore. Chasing and courting the animate and potentially enlivening decay that exists between seer and singer, j/j hopes to make the god/dess of stone moan and nod deeply through the waxing and waning seasons of the moon.