Obsidian Eagle's Blasphemous Bazaar - avant-garde poetics, indie publishing, nom-de-plume

Obsidian Eagle's

Blasphemous Bazaar

META-Poems For A New Millennium

<br>META-Poems For A New Millennium<br><br>

The Flagship of Anti-Poetry — est. 2010

Epigrammatic Epitaph (Now w/ PodCast)

Epigrammatic Epitaph

This is a test, of the Emergency Broadcast System
If you have smokes then go ahead and light them
(Just not in front the children)

Now it's time to fasten your seat belt
Ice always gets more slippery
Before it starts to melt

When speaking about art
Please exercise caution
The edges of a signifier are incredibly sharp

Beware encroaching vowels
Skulking within your skull
Pouncing quietly like owls

Trespassing onto these premises
Triggers an alarm
Signaling internal authorities

In case of emerging seas
Submerge awareness beneath
Singularity of symbols

Representation not to scale
Do not exceed prescribed dose
Suggested servings for sale

Medical ingredient: Morpheme
May cause lucidity or obscurity
Contains 100% recommended daily Meme

No proper nouns were harmed
In the production of
Such self-referential smarm

This has been a test of the Emergency Broadcast System
If you have jokes then go ahead and tell them
(Unless they are aimed at a victim)

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5 Bold Responses

bard said...

Canny, witty, and penetrating! I don't know how you come up with stuff like this.

gerry boyd said...

Ha! a humorous rant of near-epic histrionics! bravo!

gerry boyd said...

Hey Obsidian Eagle:

Not sure if you've seen this blog.


thought it might peak your interest,

Catherine Vibert said...

This made me laugh. Well done!

Khakjaan Wessington said...

Liked the arc, but think it needs more focus.
Examples: stanza 2, re: ice: introduced & then ditched symbol. You could play off it in subsequent stanzas. You have more focus w/ the sign/signified angle & you pick up the drug conceit before you end the poem. I would have liked to have seen more movement of thought in this comp, as all the ingredients are there. It's good, but with some editing it could be great.



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