“A Life on Made Up Things” by Soren James

Life’s misuse of planets;
planets’ disposal of life—a long liaison
going all the way back
to the start of this poem.

From Grimaldi’s Brain-Brackets,
to Bypass-Reality 2.2, life fails
itself, flows from its own flow to make
robots-with-breath and a-
mendments to death, shrinking life
to make it
a couple of lines longer.

Tigers shaping gravity as they move
becomes alien to us—stuck
up in our heads, full to the top
with an iatrogenic surgery of words, defined
in what we’re told,
and chewed
to a pulp.


Soren James is a writer and visual artist who recreates himself on a daily basis from the materials at his disposal, continuing to do so in an upbeat manner until one day he will sumptuously throw his drained materials aside and resume stillness without asking why. More of his work can be seen here: sorenjames.wordpress.com

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