Poem 282 ± March 12, 2016

Daniel Y. Harris
Two Poems


Pansexual 1917

Eddy’s bi, attracted to derision, mosexu in Pitman Shorthand:
an abugida in the language of Swampy Cree. Vowels, abjads,
or the absent optional fulfills an equal. Pick an either/or type.
How pan is bi? Or equate, but not exclu. Grees of both. PanS
is as PanSex. Ceed poly, or eed oly, rejects a binary fem/hem.
We cater to this ophos as if our mastered isexu were erosexu.
Give it up for Eddy “Polquee” Daemon, punk roflex of dark
n-ders. His bitch is an ox-ual—a certain Ames Obia Bianga,
cut part femme fatale, ladyboy and greased hunk. At Nogra,
in the Back Bay, they party with a penile plethysmograph.
They toke on the strain of gauge and down inflatable cuffs.
This film stimuli of phallometry and vagines of a silk labia,
consort the fall. Curve pathols little hotties. Eddy and Ames
are etehom, cuming tasy and bated by the lure of an ariab.


Rarity 88

A gene called Transgene is injected in his offspring
because his genetic codes are similar to genetically
modified mice. Don’t mince the alphabets of skin
with the rarefied squealings of an inversed passion.
The statutes of rare father a lethal raider of a now,
or soon to be inarticulate selfhood, collects public
opinion like a simple need to collect. Into an early
stage mouse embryo refuses to leave. Mayed heat
is humid, is the novel to exeunt our rat. 88 rarities
give the errata slip the slip. Sunrise is at 5:20 AM.
The HIV Index is as low as two transgenic Eddys
never seen in this approach. Hardly rare: ardly re
nor aar ar to the dusted amputee. Scarcity’s lack.
Fetch antibacterial soap. Alternatives are scrubbed.


Daniel Y. HarrisDaniel Y. Harris is the author of The Underworld of Lesser Degrees (NYQ Books, 2015), Esophagus Writ (with Rupert M. Loydell, The Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2014), Hyperlinks of Anxiety (Cervena Barva Press, 2013), The New Arcana (with John Amen, New York Quarterly Books, 2012), Paul Celan and the Messiah’s Broken Levered Tongue (with Adam Shechter, Cervena Barva Press, 2010; picked by The Jewish Forward as one of the 5 most important Jewish poetry books of 2010) and Unio Mystica (Cross-Cultural Communications, 2009). Some of his poetry, experimental writing, art, and essays have been published in BlazeVOX, Denver Quarterly, E·ratio, European Judaism, Exquisite Corpse, Milk Magazine, The New York Quarterly, Notre Dame Review, The Other Voices International Project, In Posse Review, The Pedestal Magazine, Poetry Magazine, Poetry Salzburg Review, Stride and Tarpaulin Sky. He holds an M.Div from The University of Chicago and is the Editor-in-Chief of X-Peri.

These poems are not previously published.