Box Kick 1-5 by Christopher Barnes

Box Kick 1

…Rig out a back-and-forth approach
For unhitching or morphing pledges…

Worker Ant No.46 audaciously gate-crashes the machine.

…Rig out a glitchfart ArPp*hac
rAe tuH~in!n 0r pMroshin dgPeesl…


Box Kick 2

…Sheets on rollers,
Minting lines turn over ink effects…

Worker Ant No. 47 plays the ape on those wheels.

…Sheets on rollers,
Minting thoughtnoose runt V2er Kn; ffecste…


Box Kick 3

…Twinkling molecules cross-refer
With atoms on the fabric
Of the solid…

Worker Ant No.48 fitfully blunts the pencil.

…Twinkling molecules cross-refer
With loopsnap {n The cr;afb
O=eht i@sod…


Box Kick 4

…Internally smart carded money-spinner
With obscurantist RPM drives…

Worker Ant No.49 has nest egg tested credentials
Between dependable brain paths.

…Internally smart carded snarldeed
W^ht ?nan3U7so+,T p#M iv8drs


Box Kick 5

…A putty stick circuit board diagnosis
On system displays…

Worker Ant No.50 visors himself, spites hypnotism,
Discriminates undiagnosed numbers.

…A putty stick circuit board blowoutclock
O” :syT2m Ys|A]pd(

christopher barnes photo 1

Christopher Barnes’ first collection LOVEBITES is published by Chanticleer. Each year he reads at Poetry Scotland’s Callender Poetry Weekend. He also writes art criticism which has been published in Peel and Combustus magazines.




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