Parker Tettleton – 2 poems




I Believe So Tall

We’re out from under the bedroom, a television set. The second sentence has been upstairs before. I want to know. I don’t dance—I do & then I do not. It’s snowing how homes build floors like trees grow limbs. I am asking for questions. She’s just, she’s one room, she’s over. 



I answer where I am, cross legs for sustenance. The second sentence is a living room with sky miles. You’re a sofa under a cat. I’m a chair with half of me to my right. Cushions are trials. We’re a series about dead trees. Watch: our season is Olympic. 




Parker Tettleton‘s work is featured in &/or forthcoming from Gargoyle, Word Riot, Deluge, Luciferous, & Lexicon Polaroid, among others. His grocery shopping collection GREENS is available via Thunderclap! Press. A split chapbook with Riley Michael Parker, MAN SUGAR, is now available via Housefire & another is forthcoming from Pity Milk Press


At the edge of a great snowfield Louie Otesanek grew different shapes and shades. His palms are wide and dark and mingled with the highest sky. See more of his work here.



About gobbet

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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