Life’s Desperate, Mumbling Patterns

Bus Escapes
by Zachary Scott Hamilton

Chow down on leaves, get
Lernaen hydra curling the hair.
Angel patterns, shoestring videos

Turned walls wallet full on magic money,
Expensive shoes, don’t listen
Magnets, attracting snarling

Tissue, revitalization, early symbolic
Month, wait, safe grey,
Turnover flowers, aquamarine, ruby, lit, cash triangle,
Rubix, patchwork, young girls clean walls,
                                              Scramble —

You’re sane, back in old old-

Mumbling national anthem
Goat flags like clouds

Hairy, yawning, nay, lipping,
Light up, water up, heart,
Grows plants, grows houses,
                         Ivy, vines desperate
Recent green unfolding down
The roof, virgin house, unique flag
Newfangled goats, unusual hair, latest clouds

Soda– I got is this
Mumbling national anthem —
These children are scrubbing corners
Of this room
Mumbling plants to life —


Zachary Scott Hamilton grew up in Oregon, and spent many years traveling, where he began a fascination for the composed word. On occasion he writes for HOUSEFIRE, and his booklet IDENTIFICACION (authored with Brandy Gump of The Miss Rockaway Armada) won an AxP award, and can be purchased at Powell’s Books, Last word Books, and Floating World.


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I am a dreamer, as well as a doer, who lives in the North Georgia mountains. I started my publishing journey August of 2013, have had moderate success, but my utmost passion is my "daytime" job, which is working with adults who are constantly striving to better their lives as they obtain the GED credential.

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