Online Open Mic – 2021
Ponder with me the exciting writings of Ivan Peledov! He paints wonderous abstract pictures that transform perspective.
My Favorite Line: “Behold the horror of flying books in the tiny teacups of the world.”
Fragments of Uncertainty
No one wants to notice
four deformed angels
filming the same small world,
reading books to our ancestors,
There is a mongrel car without a steering wheel
in the middle of defaced music.
The hiding sun is full of burning cash.
The tongues of water are sweet
at the bottom of a vase.
An army of dead composers
invades the moon.
What can we do?
Geese don’t trust the skyline
or the language of icy roofs.
At night the residents fry ponderous vegetables
in sizeless pans. The pants of a coyote
have managed to deceive a couple of stars.
The homeless have long forgotten when they
touched the earth the last time.
Behold the horror of flying books
in the tiny teacups of the world.
The Rest of It
And now the eye of the Moon
is hidden deep in the silent tale
of a mad grasshopper, drunk
with her afternoon sneezes.
Herons inhale reflections of thunder
in the rivers the stars have never seen
and the raindrops fail to paint.
Gods bless all the sunken boats.
Ivan Peledov is a poet living in Colorado. He has been published in Unlikely Stories, Eunoia Review, Sonic Boom, Illuminations, and other magazines.
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