Friday, July 1, 2011

High Coup Journal - July 2011 Issue

(Photo by Ann Wright, Plymouth, IN)



James Dye (Dubuque, IA)

Jack Granath (Kansas City, KS)

Amy Harris (West Lafayette, IN)

Lex Joy (Amherst, MA)

Jamie Lushbaugh (Terre Haute, IN)

Amit Parmessur (Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius)

Geoff Pope (Renton, WA)

Miriam Sagan (Santa Fe, NM)

Mitzi Sicking (Midland, TX)


Editor's Note:

Each birthday a door
to new, unseen hallway
ending in a door.


Lex Joy 

Philosophy class--
One more angry German man
says we know nothing...


Amit Parmessur

Yellow cars speeding;
Farting thin cancerous clouds
like a wintry mouth

Bonnet on my head,
As a king on a tall stool
I watch worlds drying

With a toothless mouth
My multi-colored moustache’s
A dusty toothbrush

Two pharmacy bombs
sending me to paradise,
my doctor to hell


Geoff Pope


I heard my mom say
“Shit!” only once in her life —
door crushed ring finger


Amy Harris

Sarah Palin: the
evolution of man will
not be televised.*

* RIP Gil Scott-Heron


Jack Granath

Her body sculpted
by a summer dress--so much
for non-attachment.

She laughs, the purse strap
between her breasts, a lesson
in geography.


James Dye 

An intense debate
Does not deserve metaphors!
Fuck! You get the point?


Jamie Lushbaugh

Your sandpaper tongue
licks my face after your ass.
Thanks for the gross bath.

At Petsmart, select
The three-figure, plush cat tree.
He plays in the box

Um, no, officer.
I don't know whose pot that is.
You sure it's not yours?


Mitzi Sicking 

Unneeded finger
When you, my fellow driver,
Ran the stop sign.  Jerk.


Miriam Sagan 

to escape the smoke
as ten thousand acres burns--
movie with mermaids

cherry blossoms float
on the edge of this haiku's
silent green pond scum


July 2011 AWESOME SAUCE: Geoff Pope

do you suck and chew
on tips of the alphabet
until your mouth bleeds?


Send birthday money
or at least some more haiku
to assuage your guilt.

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