am siren lo-fi by Billy Cancel

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am siren lo-fi     in lavender / out to grass     delete as     considered bit
of an all-star     a’int that the berries     would like to announce my
participation     in bright white wave     i.e bug hunting     perhaps
something to cabbage     or just banging away at old
forms          was dabble chipper     with ice cream habit     still went cafeteria
with co-pilot     in ultimate safety perfect zone     co-pilot     who when link went
nowhere     i paid off in the dark     my songs are messy
unsympathetic     to management “tone-from-the-top” gives    
me circus headache    
duplication     i don’t echo their
concern”     big blue machine
decrees CCTV little
bears come          restlessness
upon non-subscription     we have to consolidate work of secret
associations black lantern clubs     we must form     society of
young dogs     while at every thoroughfare
junction Government
leers & i ask passersby
“are you anywhere?”

Bio: Billy Cancel has recently appeared in Barzakh, Horseless Review & Counterexample Poetics. His latest body of work HEADLESS MULTI VS. PERPETUAL INTERFACE was published in April by Hidden House Press. Sound poems, visual shorts and other aberrations can be found at


Poetic Statement: These are micro climates, dear compounds, circuits torrid


Three Poems by Franco Cortese

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Three Poems 


Franco Cortese

Franco Cortese Original Formatting

Symbol: an illusion corresponding with reality.

which is synonymous with

Qualia: an incclusion core-as-ponding with Symbolity.
glitch fizz synthomenous with
Idea: a conclusive reclusion contrabonding with perception

stitch schis similonginus smith
Telos: collusive conchlesion cinderclocking with inner intention
pitch wiz sendrho??nous with

Man: a tillnewsion cornerdawning with man.

Switch dizz syn|om|men|nous myth
Ideal: an elusion corrodooring to highdea

ditch is Synthetomenous with
God: an allusion correspoding to Man.
(h)itch His Synhaptomenous with

Self: an occlusion corresporting rift intentional intension in inner-tension

niche quiz Synaptaxonous drift:

n’thorder side-step-Rerhesymbol interabred and threis-rhemoved: a reality corresponding with illusion.

9 symbiontic cellves interredeferrent and intradereferrent, seemingly unseemly, and equatable only be-cause of (that is to sway, due to to(o).0)) their diference
Symballistic Pheonix, his fiery flight fl(uid)edgingly afore, and why empty sk(e)ins rise, or;



.   .   .”Alright class, feel towards the front of the room; its high time to low suns we got started.” The teaching-one excre/A\ted in a signewsoi(da)l pphhfffpt! re(ass)embleming an at-tempt at communirelation with the rough assymblage of assemb(i)l(l)ed learning-ones. Today’s was a particularly enthusiastic pphhfffpt! which, could quales swim, would have sounded rather like what one expects a large number of very small piecilia of wet flesh flapping against themselves would sound like if ears could hear themself hearing(./ themself.).   .   .

is                     am big u o us

es                    I A.M1 big, you owe us2

as                     I(=)AM(=)B(=)I(=)G3.  uous4
Intermittent Torsoe Notes1
1: P.M – with each diurnal revolt we rise and fall to hump time into existence [which is synonymous with itself].
2: a.) having not amassi’ved the self, you owe the messy masses.
b.) “you” and us as owing.
b.n) other as duty as perversely-inversed techne-ques of ontic legitimation
3: That is, I be G. A given god remade through the sun haunted by his holey ghost.
3.n: P.S –  I am G b.c I am an I.
4: nous with it(‘)s firstmost butt end fully-revol(u)ted downside up

– –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  – – – – – –  – –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  – – – – – –  – –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  – – – – – –  – –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  – –
Bifurcational Footnotes1, 2
1: Note to somelsewhenself: Next time leave more headroom for the footnotes, even at expense of the main body.

Fractal Footware
1: I didn’t know feet could cum equipped with prosthetic phalli (such being the industry-standard apparatus for bifurcation).
2: Does Meta count if generality unfurls from the slick folds of down-undher rather than bedrock on high? Or does it mettar?

Torsoe Notes on Iabatcoyauio                    
/ [zero? pointless? re-pet-i(-)t-i’ve al a et               .
/al. rectal examplea? A hole in the symbolground?.
/                                                                                 .
o.s  is  us  is  es  is  as I am big, and the center of you and us is   O
\                                                                                .
\  The fat lady’s grave? A li(m)pid distinction       .
\between inside and out? The chaste-hall(-)owed
forbid(-)den butt(-)on?

An una-bashed series if ideoughtomatic deigressions:
The Janus-phasespace and Manus-interface of abstraction is rather large, (esp.) after all.
And what am I if not a phases(-)pace, or at least a series of phases and places?
Were the toetaptoptipped ends of an I originally oppositionally pointed arrowheads that 1 gought jailous ov and sew flattened them out, much as the column below him, supposting his bust?

:Uni-Verse-All Touring De-Vice:
Computer, or telecommuter? Telecomputer perhops? Recruiter-tutor or looter-scooter?
Indee(d/p): suitor, cooter, or neuter? Trans
(-)gen(.)derbender refuter perhappens?

We should think (of/as/with) the brain

Not as computer, which without

Us |as well| isn’t really sane.

A brain is not sum clean smithroute

Of austere schemechantics lain

Without ambigrewency flout;

A brain beholds what doth not remain;

A brain is frontfuzzy mythdoubt,

Wa(i)s) doubt to conquer doubt’s plain bane.

A brain a disingenuious lout!

Self e’er-air was the will to feign,

Is whence and hence in bout

Aterminal-eternal. Pain

Is blaine is brain (even without

Re{-}ceptors for such), and in Cain

Lies our virtue – an exi’ll clout

And jea|lousy sickness ‘tward vain

Conceit the coredoor of God stout

With deimon(ad)ism(e): cane;

A thickness of narrowtude. Spout

F(o)r(o)thed recombinatory ræin

F(o)r(o)thed in stead of deter(-)mined drought.

A brain not a complexcit strain

Of computer; Janus about-

Face: computer but(t) an arcane


And holey rudi|mental vein

Of brain just as mason and grout

is house as symbol as deft chain

Between insulated winds ~scout

As disincarnate eyes to rein

The unconnectable about

Itsunself and to teletain

That that cannot be/held allout

In the hand and manned (or contained

Separatelly) by man revout

By man’s own man(a)us mindomain;

As utile emptiness throughought;

A placed spaceholder to obtain

Amb(igrow)sia well and devout

Menterrain the sacred profane.

A brain is a route rout-wrote out

Upon itsinself; both æroplane

(Not steamlined but streamwhorled ‘round about)

Whose lift its thrust – camping its campai(g)n –

And the (more or less?) plainguage tout

Deferred reference e(n)v(ir)oplane

(Axiomating axes pout

Like lips lapped into else trueout)

And again an again in again

Out throughout an(d) out in(side) out.

Computer a weak brain a glout

Interverted rather than constrained

Alternativertive, fallout

Smelter just as yore ol’ chaingrained

Mechanima lattices out

To m(i.e)m(i.e)tic mind – just as shout

Of language bounding in(-/ )germane

Symbol grounding qualia sprout

From base reaction an uroute.


I’m a Canadian Futurist, Author, Editor and Poet, a weekly columnist for H+ Magazine and a regular contributor to the Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies. I also write for, Immortal Life and The Rational Argumentator. Additionally, I’m an advisor for Lifeboat Foundation, on their Futurists Board and their Scientific Advisory Board (under Life-Extension).

Misful Wishtake

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Misful Wishtake


Kenyatta Jean-Paul Garcia 

from there on in

the coming is rough


above all illuminations

of a doubt


on river of moonbeams

countdown of worries

too much

to know where to begin

largest numbers

return to zero

* * *

even weak storms

are missed

in droughts

* * *

wishes take form

from mutiny

at heart

* * *


always seem

to go

before corrections

are understood

* * *

over thrown


of nervous mirrors


over rested


kissing first time


and created

under daylight’s


* * *

started ravenous


ate ancient


saved modern

for tomorrow


held distance

in shadows

of nets

* * *

shallow lids

did best

they could

to shield vision

from feeling

second best

* * *

fugitive peeks rose to occasion

took mission

as destiny

* * *




* * *


was turned down


but truth

takes life

in stride


sees rejection

as its favorite


* * *

whispers tried not to

but cut through sleep


offset any sense

of a cure

* * *




the missing did

* * *


took up


over breakfast

* * *




* * *

eager transformation


another weekend

* * *

neon gave signs

lessons in youth

and age


took out for a date


* * *



for serendipity


hoped in




in fashion

of moping

* * *




sails amiss

* * *

waking brings mist

* * *

full winds enter







* * *


close to dingy


of sunlight




heavy dust

of silence



at-hand world



with sleight

in mind





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