Keith Higginbotham – 4 poems

Yes, After That


moon’s the




find is train

feels: palms collateral


lab the


it of used


of girlfriend with

forget wings at nothing


back a stage this sky bundled asleep curtains available

surrounding the covers in


reef on


fingers color through

under echoes like won’t should they’ve still






            hi sb re ak in


gr il l bottle



ba bybrief july alps

              & trembling


              pa ti en tt o



            any his

tory for plays act

ive in country &


            br ok et he arc





anex cu se a pa in ting



qu ie tl

y largervoice you

            r jarschuck




Prose Poem


What the card heart is the forgot attention its source lying the coax harbor to. Dry of sin touched with how. I savor from you in that flowers your will branding at. With was if sleeping this a memory sovereign presence decline; even dim rhyme in. The now readers not the winced like dying sleeps from tambourine harmonica out. A configured lie to song, dearest hip-hop of smash. Would all field hostesses undercover with as so myopic lovely; intro’s meringues are beach like the red wasted sea plates. Mountain: drop-ins no rainbird’s glass-taunted stars, mending empress. Tied.





Wealth maps the perfect highway,

             feathers the wasps you witness;

locks eaves sip

your man-made garment

            forever in slipknot



The sky no dynamite is speak gone veins agates

to spools pick-pocketing the

back you



The soundproof orchard will not

hire a window to you.


Keith Higginbotham’s poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Blue & Yellow Dog, ditch, Eratio, O Sweet Flowery Roses, Otoliths, and Sawbuck. His chapbooks are Carrying The Air On a Stick (The Runaway Spoon Press) and Prosaic Suburban Commercial (Eratio Editions). He lives in Columbia, SC.


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gobbet is a literary magazine dedicated to publishing the very best experimental poetry and prose. Intellectual perversity and explorations of dark themes are positively encouraged. We are only interested in work that is progressively experimental. We want to see risks, and we want to see them pay. No previously published work. Prose should not be longer than 1000 words. There are always exceptions. Send 3-5 poems. Include a short bio. Send submissions to Work will be published every 5-10 days. We also intend to publish anthologies of selected work published in gobbet. We will do our best to reply promptly. Most submissions will receive a decision within a month.
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