KJ Hannah Greenberg gets high on adverbs, mixes more metaphors than a platypus has pockets, plus giggles so much as to not actually be indomitable. What’s more, she runs with a hibernaculum of sometimes rabid (imaginary) hedgehogs, and attempts to matchmake words like “balderdash” and “xylophone.” Her newest books are: Dancing with Hedgehogs (Fowlpox Press, 2014), the 2nd edition of Don’t Pet the Sweaty Things (Bards and Sages Publishing, 2014), The Little Temple of My Sleeping Bag (Dancing Girl Press, 2014), The Immediacy of Emotional Kerfuffles (Bards and Sages Publishing, 2013), and Citrus-Inspired Ceramics (Aldrich Press, 2013).
I am dust. I am sunshine. I am nothing.
A mix of spit plus sweet grass puffs,
My dialogue of self-knowledge differs,
Without forsaking creature comfort, truth.
When tincturing bayberry with witch hazel,
Assembling sheep pens from greenwood,
Or crafting hunt stools, mixed porridge,
Chasing oversized intruders, I pause, praise.
While investing argot in alliance with sparrows,
I convey ideas derivative of patios’ magic, sing,
Yield, concurrently, wild tales, harvests of honey,
Foul narratives, solidary stories, some sad wisdoms.
Woodland joy’s prohibited, special occasions excepted.
So, my uncatalogued wonder blossoms, my handmade
Plinths, branch-crafted, spelled by picaresque words,
Stay hidden; a seer’s essence is oblivious to tetanic aims.
Riders will never ascertain which, among surmounting
Indigenous peoples’ objections, gets tolerated, or shunted.
Psychic abortions tend to splatter silently, akin to chosen
Semantics used for vituperative rantings, scaling boabobs.
See, rain fights the ground, makes holes, but no rivers.
Winds fight the rain, wets ground, yet grows no flowers.
Bleak domains, those fields charred by filtered, light tend
To encourage the warring of siafu ants sans abatement.
Grossly emotional festinations, all things considered,
Even those that pose several hundred women thick,
Switch off most mundane communications, play me
At poltroons and cull others idiotic hominid steles.