A.D. Beller – 2 poems



bird poem

where goeth in the afternoon
to loud silences of bedroom
I have made the most adequate of places 
in this odd plant house and now I have to leave it
ten years of tennis and whiskey on the lawn 


it was awful
oh god the fear

and you following this bird
(that is going to its capture)
I mean that bird
it was always going to land right here


ash garden song

when turtle zombie eats lettuce its shell grows less white
ants no longer have a destination in mind
humid and wander beneath the broken flagstones like mansions and cucumber
graveyard dance in falling storm canopy
pieces of body drifting down from detonation of moon cattle 

this last age of suicidal bee

we still have one more ghetto Christmas
though there is no one left but you and me

it still
even now
seems like the thing to do



A.D. Beller was born in Portland, Oregon in 1976.  He lived in London from 2001 to 2014, and studied under John Stammers, receiving the Michael Donaghy Memorial Prize in 2006.  Recent work has appeared in LunaLuna Magazine, The Bicycle Review, and Roadside Fiction.  He currently lives in Washington, DC.

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 gobbetmag@hotmail.co.uk 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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