Kurt Cline is Associate Professor of English and World Comparative Literature, National Taipei University of Technology. Poems and stories have appeared, most recently, in BlazeVOX, Wilderness House Literary Review, Apocrypha and Abstractions, Black Scat, and Clockwise Cat. Scholarly articles have appeared in Anthropology of Consciousness; Concentric, Beatdom Literary Journal; and Comparative Civilizations and Cultures: Journal of the Jean Gebser Society.
Inside the gold mind
a time bomb
a nerve to gnaw
a long way home
like cheap china
for one terrifying moment
the key lurched in the lock
the vine the tendril the telephone line
the S.O.S. soapbubble of a typhoon brewing
still a little funny but getting tiresome
the Illuminati having killed 70,000 in L.A.
I clung to sleep: a few
happier dreams came later.