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"Exergues XXVII and XXVIII" from The Tryst of Thetica Zorg, by Daniel Y. Harris

Exergue XXVII

            Muju antifas define deviancy down, upgrade
saeculum cycles, sclerotic in ressentiment atop Barad-dûr 
screaming agh burzum-ishi krimpatul. Exoplebes blacken
polity. Homo economicus extols his vanity projects. The Imps
            blame geek triumvirates and interfaith hermeneia.
Resistance is futile. Vaucanson's digesting ducks, quack.
Only vulgar dragnets in congregated brass get a pass. Insert
blue dongles. Consider getting the implanted rebreather
and rhino dermal armor as cure for Khôra's tertian ague.
            Opus Dei's virologic flesh or Mary Magdalene 
in cilice? Psalm 35:13 is vested for The Fourth Turning.
Line 464: send(conn->fd, "\r\n", 2, MSG_NOSIGNAL).
1,488 foreskins on the blood drop cross. Othala runes
            pixilate and fire precision diodes at geognosy thugs.
Again, the Imps blame Locutus, pair tubules with Unimatrix
Zero in skin imprints at Çatalhöyük. "Thetica is our Summa
Contra Aetatis," avers Ragnarok. Severance was clear. From
            now on, telluric rhythm and tectonic stresses
for tumlbrina with her penetrix, Dedalus. Repent. Tease
out the propria persona, the maggot clot, the deplorable
basket. What in sentiment they are grace a line bunted.
Virgilian cento plus Keyan spangle equals Mundus
            Subterraneus. Spars be soaked. Spot postcoital jus
in Hitchcock hapax. Khôra hires a psychopaleontologist,
bored but passé, deictic, the prepared delay her glamour
ret-cons. She misreads Muskokan watertower
as Yucatan skytemple. Call her Ishmael.



Exergue XXVIII

Sophia Latrinus injects bromide. Les beaux livres sont
écrits dans une sorte de langue étrangère. The new
brutalism builds its ziggurats with steroid metaphrast. Feared
by puritans, fêted by romantics, made vagrant by semper
eadem, Maximillian Pissante queefs Lucifer. Moral mutation
in the species. Megamicros occupy the protocosm. Stupēre
            or algal? Erytropoeitin on red coats near Lake
Zirchnitz. Part urbanity. What's short for argumentum ad
hominem? Bobbles in triage man the rosetta stone. Trinity
as perichoresis is nailed contra tyrranos. Don Draper sells
            nylons. Prometheus and Atlas are rehellenized  
in the Groupe de Puteaux with Evangelion as anime führer.
Line 479: send(conn->fd, conn->auth->password, conn->auth->
password_len, MSG_NOSIGNAL). With inductees, triforiums.
            They're in queue. Other flatdicteria are called
pluplusch. No more fly-specks on the walls. The alarm
and pellagra where matches grow Baykoks from basketry
            splints and black ash, flings their victim's chest open.
Anthropocene, or what? Doom caveat. Chernobyl's undead
isotopes are bruitist. Fümms tää zää Uu = sardanapalus.  
Uncooked tapioca cast wedges in the perineum. His pitons.
Her handprints. Here, enneagrams are seigniorial aigrettes
Each bulb is fitted with an oblong Pequod. Transformismo
with strong autarkic goals, merge in Thetica's Opera Omnia.
Diddledeediddle, everyday matter. Jostle them or root out
declivity. If not, effeminacy will spill dash and curls
from its tinctured core.


Daniel Y. Harris is the author of 11 collections of poetry and collaborative writing including The Rapture of Eddy Daemon (BlazeVOX, 2016), heshe egregore (with Irene Koronas, Éditions du Cygne, 2016), The Underworld of Lesser Degrees (NYQ Books, 2015), Esophagus Writ (with Rupert M. Loydell, The Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2014) and Hyperlinks of Anxiety (Červená Barva Press, 2013). Some of his poetry, experimental writing, art, and essays have been published in BlazeVOX, The Café Irreal, Denver Quarterly, E·ratio, European Judaism, Exquisite Corpse, Kerem, The New York Quarterly, Notre Dame Review, Offcourse Literary Journal, In Posse Review, The Pedestal Magazine, Poetry Magazine, Poetry Salzburg Review, Stride, Ygdrasil and Zeek. He is Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of X-Peri,

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