Parker Tettleton – 3 poems


Sidewalks Don’t Want

Tipping is two is bi is monk is I don’t tomorrow. The second sentence pulls itself (pulls? itself?). We’re going to tambourine in skirts (yes, I’ll wear one). The ghost of a ghost is less. Electrolytes tread kissing party kissing party kissing party.



A window seat dictionary is another way of spelling indifference. I can’t smile happy when I am (between I can). There is a you & six I’s.  I promise I lie. I promise the point of staring into a distance isn’t staring into a distance.


It Gets Cooler The Later I Wait

A squirrel outside the basement kitchen sink window is just above my platelets. Morning isn’t morning it’s not sleep it’s not you it’s not me. The third sentence licks its lips, hips, dick, chicks, etc. Soon or later is sooner late. Hope like that belongs in this piece.



Parker Tettleton’s work is featured in &/or forthcoming from elimae, Mud Luscious, Gargoyle, em:me & The Conium Review, among others. His second collection, Greens, is available from Thunderclap! Press. More or less is here.





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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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