CHRIS GORDON the chinese astronauts

September 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

Divine Craft

 

 

 

The Chinese Astronauts

Were all born in

The same fortuitous year

 

 

Their wives dress

Like stewardesses

The Chinese Astronauts

 

 

The President behind glass

To keep his germs from

The Chinese Astronauts

 

 

Made in foreign countries

Their suits are different

The Chinese Astronauts

 

 

When they hear

Helicopters it’ll be time

The Chinese Astronauts

 

 

Their hands fumble at

Pockets that aren’t there

The Chinese Astronauts

 

 

The moon is neither

Full or empty to

The Chinese Astronauts

 

 

The Chinese Astronauts

Remain outside for

About 13 minutes

 

 

If the clouds recede

We’ll be able to see

The Chinese Astronauts

 

 

The payload is still

A mystery to

The Chinese Astronauts

 

 

The Chinese Astronauts

Aren’t able to touch

Their own faces

 

 

Carried from the capsule

The Chinese Astronauts

Sit in blue fold-out chairs

 

 

Back at their day jobs

The Chinese Astronauts

Remember weightlessness

 

 

 

 

 

CHRIS GORDON invisible circus

November 21, 2010 § 1 Comment

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Underneath the pillow

Making your neck ache

The Invisible Circus

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The Invisible Circus

Goes from town to town

Never really moves

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We hear the parade

That tells us it’s coming

The Invisible Circus

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Close your eyes it’s

Auditions today at

The Invisible Circus

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Your blind grandmother

Almost sold you to

The Invisible Circus

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The girls are all

Clean and well-oiled at

The Invisible Circus

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Everyone speaks

Italian in whispers at

The Invisible Circus

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Your father got lost

One day in the crowd at

The Invisible Circus

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The cards are all

Blank at the tables at

The Invisible Circus

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Cut your thumbs on

The Bearded Lady at

The Invisible Circus

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The Invisible Circus

Hidden in the design

Of Buffalo Nickels

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Your limp goes

Away on the grounds of

The Invisible Circus

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Their tents are made

Of the skin of burnt milk

The Invisible Circus

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Nine out of ten housewives

Have never heard of

The Invisible Circus

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The Invisible Circus

Forbids the clowns

To remove their make-up

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Your watch stopped when

You bought your ticket to

The Invisible Circus

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The knife at your throat

A hand down your pants

The Invisible Circus

: : :

Take another ride

You never see it twice

The Invisible Circus

: : :

She wears a mask

With feathers she found at

The Invisible Circus

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My hair fell out

Yours turned gray after

The Invisible Circus

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MASKS No. One

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