Monday, January 7, 2013

Velvet by James Mirarchi

Motorcycle cop
has purple upholstered room in throat
where Jean Cocteau resides
smoking opium
Down below
in grey upholstered room of right lung
Oscar Wilde resides
Down further
in steel room rigged with emergency lights
studly protégé creates abstract painting
This place is motorcycle cop’s id.

Jean & Oscar catcall from above:
you’re too handsome to be talented
better suited for bed & Facebook.

protégé turns into pretty cat
claws Jean & Oscar to death
before leaping out of
motorcycle cop’s mouth.

Brilliant painting in steel room
becomes alive
triggering flashing red lights
Its canvas rips out
both sides of motorcycle cop’s ribcage
inciting his peers to teasingly dub him:

Author bits: 

James Mirarchi grew up in Queens, New York. In addition to his poetry collections, "Venison" and "Dervish," he has written and directed short films, which have played at festivals. His poems have appeared in Crack the Spine Literary Magazine, Poydras Review, gobbet, Boyslut, Dead Snakes, Subliminal Interiors Magazine, and others. 

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