In Absentia

In Absentia

Chapbook Excerpt

Michael Mc Aloran

 

 

(i)
 

none unto/ ever unto blind bones for hyenic jaws agape no end till arbitrary reflect until…

 

precipice deliverance collide cauterize ache trace what lung foreign silentee…

 

breach dead stone purpose un-salve reduct cascade it-bitten brace long shadow fallen…

 

zero-tone eclipse ever-forage no not once still yet what as if to say some bankrupt cannot…

 

taste waste attrition locked once more upon utters vast no utters coliseum naught…

 

cancel adrift redempt no drag trace awash with crimson surmount in ever-banquet…

 

eyes nothing tongue dead some pulse-bud symbiosis lapse no retort…

 

devours silt stone trade meat for nothing ever in bone deaf ever unto it says a glint…

 

words to carve out absenteeism/ it is stun less than ever-collision…

 

brutal fashion subtle force astray sky-pelt echoes from out in else arise…

 

shattered glass gait traceless wordless given taken no never unto…

 

appears as such drowned parameters not a silent litany terse deft hands unsung…

 

smeared teeth bared what distance to evolve cold trace reclaim utter dark yes no again again…

 

ever what why what forgotten reclaimed without longing devour devours…

 

nothing appears blind white sheet light reeks of silence as known or another cannot…

 

intro clasp snare outreach cannot locked till film stray sound eclipt catatscope in-dreamt…

 

utter waste shred flesh filmatic sound echoing out from known unknown speech reclamation…

 

veins cold stun what cold kaleidoscope skinned lack unto nothing unto in blessed relapse…

 

sunk nothing it is a lie slipstream toothen glint in cavity of nothing yes or ever…

 

forgotten breath extinguished momentary desire clap hands forgotten lapse in eye brace none…

 

lock-bite dense strip-skin movement unto step no ever unto retrace broke bones harboring…

 

light melts down adagio darkness no absent one then another than silence ever was…

 

vibration yes walls yes laughter-shadow yet no not on merely silenced unto depth…

 

nor afar cannot will not forget-me-knots head of sand blood clot dust besiege…

 

in all dreams silence as reek silence hereto it dead jugular vision remains what a/ what…

 

unravelling membrane succor dead-end shatter fingers recoil exhale ever to be done…

 

undone in parry shadowy nocturne breach ember sudden to fall reappears/ disappears…

 

(v)
 

exigent collapse in echonone vibrate sound feeding soundless broken break non-stir…

 

traces across it says what-in terse shear of breathe dense wound birthed unto…

 

it bound lung absent respite dense colourings absent focus broke stone filaments…

 

knots blind teeth till barricade collapse walls warp cannot only in wastage spat at…

 

exists in ever unto yet cannot trace blood glint in acedia spill obsidian…

 

eye lies yet nothing comes to fore brutal silence forage endless in it…

 

ever-endless cannot onward blood-flecked black absorbs unsound resounds…

 

in spectral tide occurrence screams out unto till ever wishful no nothing no retort not a…

 

it has been trace lock ill-mockery ill-disposed until traceless cracked valves expiration…

 

sings in accordance with/ stammer/ dense laughter skull gleaming half-light…

 

dressage bound fingers mockery colourings meat skin bone ill-spoken ever…

 

broken laughter from out unto final winds counts down zero taste attrition…

 

opening out unto from out foreign chime will-wind echo-deep skin till protraction ash…

 

nothing further than belief disbelief shadow breath neither on nor scum waste broke-light…

 

flex-bend voice traceless dead lung in outro spills dead tomb intro from till speech accord…

 

wilted pageantry unsung devour collect subtle shard of bone collapse…

 

bitter marrow-fruits torn from skull’s divide into from out all sense devoured nothing…

 

till venture in focus lack cannot resonate re-climb dense debris evisceration…

 

echo realm desire fallen from expire collapse sunk flesh endless landscape non…

 

viewed from distance prevalent colours cold as fresh final wounds closed scars to exhale…
opens up eye-lack bit-white eye sarcophagus till stretch sound wordless amber…dreams some nectar distance reclamation no/ not a/ dreaming in midst of else…some absurd light dreamt-dream vulture ever carousing flesh vacancy flourish paces no…trace non-light expose no not on now ever unto onward now no nothing now stop cease pace…

beating in flightless wing’s cavern echoing from end till end to ever-end…

long shadow fall embers ashes sands black sands it all falls nullity unspoken…

viper taste attrition sky-lapse pelt intrinsic blind collapse till vital edge no nothing for…

echo-glint exhalation specious wounds reek unsaying ever-silence/ silencing…

‘In Absentia’–Michael Mc Aloran, (Black Editions 2016)

Michael Mc Aloran was Belfast born, (1976). He grew up in Co. Clare. He is the author of a number of collections of poetry, prose poetry, poetic aphorisms and prose, most notably ‘Attributes’, (Desperanto, NY, 2011), ‘The Non Herein’ & ‘Of Dead Silences’ (Lapwing Publications, 2011/ 2013), ‘Of the Nothing Of’, ‘The Zero Eye’, ‘The Bled Sun’, ‘In Damage Seasons’, (Oneiros Books (U.K)–2013/ 14); ‘Code #4 Texts’, a collaboration with the Dutch poet, Aad de Gids, was also published in 2014 by Oneiros.

He was also the editor/ creator of Bone Orchard Poetry, & edited for Oneiros Books (U.K 2013/ 2014). A further collection, ‘Un-Sight/ Un-Sound (delirium X.), was published by gnOme books (U.S), and ‘EchoNone’ & ‘Of Dissipating Traces’ were also released by Oneiros Books…‘breath(en) flux’, a chapbook, was recently released by Hesterglock Press. Black Editions Press recently released ‘in absentia’ & ‘In Arena Night’, ‘bone silences’, plus two ‘Untitled’ projects & ‘At Vacuum’s Edge’…

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