The Grave of the Great Alley of Clarity Cats is an anthology of poetry written by Mike Giardina, originally prepared as a thesis in creative writing, at the University of California, Davis. Please enjoy these experiments in abstract, postmodern poetry.

Lying on the floor, stretched after stir

be there before dark
emitting a toll
rain drifting
between pending flower

landscape interests him
below the ground
painted surfaces confer
and stain the F#

father   the white light
the side of concrete
theatre chant sitting
by the side of cabinet chance

like a bear’s paw fell
holding his current
tied north felt in
knocking to a piece

all pure like a pickle
weather-beaten coffee
from the comfort café
its plastic mercy

painting the seed
planting her pocket
taken off a curious sheet
in the sexual abrasion

pepper shaken over skin
a tired dry whimper
bothered in the heat
showered into her slip

slit stoplight   closed door
the soft   part of a room
a cooked rush bursting
into her boiling sound

This poem originally appeared in The Grave of the Great Alley of Clarity Cats, an anthology of poetry written by Mike Giardina. The complete the anthology is available below:

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