from Hypnopompic Diaries


Steve Carll





in wintery dissolution

a summarized opportunity’s

obnoxious curtailment

awaits its substrate

fantastic debacle

of aggrandized piracy

you’ve organized society’s

basic contagion






squeamish interjection

bogarts that thing


list to port

the requisite hormonal imposter

awakens the kraken

arcturean crush assembler

replicates dynastic compulsion engine

per basic magellanic contrast


forgetful motorway indignity

blow through kept time’s inflection


on steam harvested

from the prior






sedition and distraction

myopic vacation and division






gelatin visionary enclave improves

surrendered dormancy advances






malaprop engine roaring

to the wrong-way running quicksilver










Steve Carll lives with his family in Arcata, California.  His books include Tracheal Centrifuge (Factory School, 2006), Tao Drops, I Change (with Bill Marsh, Subpress, 2004), Trace a Moment’s Closure For Clues (Logodaedalus, 1996), and Sincerity Loops (Bathysphere, 1995).  His work has recently appeared in Otoliths, WCP Magazine and SurVision.  From 1988-1998, he edited the literary journal Antenym.  Performance video of most of his poetry from 1991 to the present can be found at



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