Three Poems | by Rose Knapp

Synthetic Reincarnate

Words will be the most sadistic instruments 明教
Producing purely imagistic quantum Manichean
Mythos Valentinian Hallucinating La Vita Nuova
Emanating Emancipated worlds within perpetuity
Lighting Itself immolating past Lyric via negativa

Logic to dichotomous staccato Over
Souls flow Like Lava Phaedrus diōs
Marian Apparitions Muerte scythed

Scythian Time dissipating carving out dissonant
Castel Sant’Angelo & Canzonettas reverberating

Peregrinatio Compostellana Mausoleums of Hadrian colliding
François Villon Le grand testaments Memento Amōrīབར་དོ་ཐོས་གྲོལ




Aramaic West Coast

Mexicog Polis
Cites itself

Square slicks
White unre

Writes onself
Oiled gold

Holly mists
Woods Eva

Stars assimil
Porate platitu

Twos zorasocra
Tertullian mass

Acre to Damascus
Coptic exit zeitzen

Xenophonic text
Xenophobic hext




AmeriGyges Complètement

Fingers flick around
Rings around abstract

Expressions for clitoris
Tongues burn discon

Tritus deconstruction
Ting tink chink tanks

Devonshire dervishes
Devours articles faythe

Orgasms are not offici
Ally omega alphic mail

Freud feints full of fives




Rose Knapp is a poet and producer. She has publications in Lotus-Eater, Bombay Gin, BlazeVOX, Hotel Amerika, Gargoyle, and others. She has a chapbook with Hesterglock Press and a collection forthcoming with Dostoyevsky Wannabe. She lives in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at




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