Three Poems by Tim MacKay

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Three Poems


Tim MacKay

to a sign
meant to wait
sing upon sight
four sore Sage eyes
on the thrown
out no anchor
horse heroine float
vigil & voice
accord or carry
water in words
worlds wade wander
full flung futures
cling sing be to
a sign


in pixels past
passion our war
drobes and drones
= infinite
when nows are night’s next
a collide a scope
against dawn low
hanging free (but) farther
figures dance
at finger fruit tips
for remixing a rerun
weigh word models
set us in morning
not herd nor here
to account for
costs of accosting
a tomb’s marrow
is our morrow mastered
or mask arcade
costume & cast kit
hybrid hour
time has come
back but boneless


truism lick spit
a street sweet girl mi-
nus a nosegay
pale glow who
knew why you ?
yolked blow & spray
2 86 words
4 “nervous” down ?
sin daisy knows
erectus bouquet
bounce bow to de
sign of a posy
spice spit a lap
dog art decorum
or rum or meat
mercury rinse
gutter or stage
an ornament of the worm
fever felt drama-
mine won’t decay
forever florid

Poetry that interests me and what I try to adhere to in my work is a poetry that eschews and challenges normative and easy syntax and grammar and shoots for a radical enjambment of loaded ideas through puns and sounds forcing and patterns of (dis)connections. (No prose poetry is a steadfast rule for me.)


I currently live in Toronto where I work for a small non-profit publisher and create analog collages when I’m not walking my dogs. (You can find my artwork here: ) My poetry has been published in, Guerilla Pamphlets, and Take It To The Streets Poetry.

CLick here to read the chapbook The Lie of The Land

One thought on “Three Poems by Tim MacKay

    skyraftwanderer said:
    August 15, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Awesome work.

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