Coitus interruptus – Alan John Campbell
Listen for… the marriage of chimera resonating
congress of serpent and reptile
aquatic and terrestrial, winged wrestling with mechanic-earthbound logic,
engulfed, flooded by intuitive
instrumental fusions of grounded and esoteric
between night-visionaries and thermal seekers; adventurer wooing hermit
inert, windblown, current-borne – biologic, phobia-meets-philic
spoken and scribed – then read
between embossed truths, incised fakery spawning mischievous/(mercurial) spores.
Amalgamations of fleet feet and crawlers, spectra of red and violet
matrimony of ovum and sperm
forgotten, real, organic plastic, malleable recovered clay, passed with expected
immortal with expired.
Moving heat from the chiller; momentarily anti-ambient attitude
preserved spices mingling with fresh.
Cornering, encircling, sealing, leaping multiples at a time
pushing the envelope lagging punctuations
at once simultaneous and separated; distinct and conjoined.
Alan John Campbell is a Scottish poet living near Glasgow. He writes to make sense of common experiences in life and often these come in the form of spiritual or surreal expression, the latter ultimately being an occasional technique of last-resort survivalism through humour. He has been published in both the UK and US in The Cannon’s Mouth, The Seventh Quarry, The Lincoln Underground, Poetry Scotland, The Old Red Kimono and Visual Verse among others. He is working, hopefully acceleratingly, towards his first collection.