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Dave Drayton

Australia

Dave Drayton was an amateur banjo player, founding member of the Atterton Academy, Kanganoulipian, and the author of E, UIO, A: a feghoot (Container), A pet per ably-faced kid (Stale Objects dePress), P(oe)Ms (Rabbit), Haiturograms (Stale Objects dePress) and Poetic Pentagons (Spacecraft Press). 

ONE HUNDRED YEARS

             DRE       A

             DR      

O           D E

  NE                    AR

       H        E         R

    E                    A

  N     UN    E       A S

                      YE  R

               R         A

  N         D

       H

O       U                  S

    E                       S

       H

O             R           R

O             R            S

    E           E

  N                     A

  N         D

         UN            A

             D    D       R

    E                        S

                              S

    E        D

ONE HUNDRED YEARS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dread rode near here

 

an uneasy errand houses horror

 

seen & unaddressed

 

 

 

POSTAGE ONE PENNY

 

      T                     Y

POS

     S     E

       TA

       T      O     P

         A           PENNY

     S               P

  OSTAGE

          A

     STA

       T   E

     S               P

   OS     E

     S     E     E P

     S

     S                       Y

                      N

       T      ONE

       T   E    N

          A     N

       T

     S

     S         ON

           G

     S

     S      E

       TA

     STAGE

 

POSTAGE ONE PENNY

 

 

 

 

typos set atop a penny’s postage

 

a state’s pose seeps

 

syntone tenants’ songs set a stage

 

 

SIC FORTIS ETRURIA CREVIT

     FORT S            A C      T

                           A 

S    F                   A C      T

S         T        RU     C      T

                      UR        E

S    FOR                   C

                      U              T

S

                           A CRE

S                         A   RE

   C                 U              T

       O             U              T

       O

      F                      CREVI

  C             E

S     O             U              T

       O

      F              U

S

      F R                A C       T

                      UR       E

S    F                   A C      T

       OR

      F R                A C       T

  I    O             U

S                         A C      T

       OR   S              C

                           A

S         T

       OR                   C

                           A

S         T

       O             U              T

SIC FORTIS ETRURIA CREVIT

forts act as fact; structures for cuts

 

acres are cut out of crevices, out of us

 

fractures factor fractious actors

 

cast or cast out

SIGILLUM NOV CAMB AUST

                        A

              N        A           T

     L                 A          S

                            B

     L         O      A           T

S                      A         S

                            B

                O

              N                   S

                        A

  I                                  T

                        A

                      C             T

  I                   C           S

                      C         U  T

                        A           T

                            B

     L          O                S

S               O       M

  I           N

   G                                T

                O               U  T

  I           N

   G      M

  I   L

  I                                  T

                        A

              N                     T

                O        M

  I                                 S

SI              O

              N                   S

                        AM   A  S

SI            N

   G

   G    UM

SIGILLUM NOV CAMB AUST

an atlas bloats as bonsai

tactics cut at blossoming

touting militant omissions

amassing gums

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