Cortex with Coriander Intelligence by Adam Levon Brown

Cortex with Coriander Intelligence

 

Cortex submerged with thoughts of serenading

cricket-shift patio-shine

 

Dancing neophytes plague stages of life,

while bending to iron sanctimony

 

Dismal feelings replaced by court-fizzle

discographies which listen and make no sound

 

Choreography tilted on its side to expose

dancers who light brittle hallway of dust

 

Coriander grimace perforates wind

while swimming in rivers of epiphany confusion

 

Doll-house perforation creates

sequence ignited by cortisone

 

Deliverance offered reeked

of boiled cobweb death.

 

Respite offers new hope while birches

lurk behind eyes of innocence

 

Treason of body leads to broken spirit

and heart filled with germination

 

Hope is a 4 letter word whose meaning

has quelled in the fires of ice-driven kilns

 

 

Adam Levon Brown is an internationally published poet and author in 14 countries. He identifies as Queer and Neurodivergent. He has had his work translated in Spanish, Albanian and Afrikaans. Boasting upwards of 300 published pieces, you can find his writing at such publications as Burningword Literary Journal, Angel City Review, Firefly Magazine, Epigraph, Ariel Chart and many more. He was longlisted in the 2017 Erbacce Prize poetry competition.

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