Drunk Electric Sparks
after Red Osier Spiders by Heather Cahoon
Poem by David John Baer McNicholas
A touch of bruised satin, drunk electric
barbwire scars selvedge
the open air above
a late collapsed cape rotting
on Bloody Point. This
collapse has fallen in suicide
three short ages since to rot
lonely the ghosts of interred engineers,
lost when trickling under
deep rivers and waters washed-out
roots over source into spring.
The voice beyond ears this vague
nerve breeches him they buzz –— some faint flashing
sparks among the quanta and dark muttering
above the shrub-trees inside the walls.
David John Baer McNicholas is a wizard who lives in a spray painted shuttle bus in downtown Santa Fe, NM. He is the author of Lemons: In an Orchard, L.I.E.S., and Callously Wanton. Mr. McNicholas is also a ghost hunter and a liar, who believes that misinterpretation is everything. He can often be found talking to animals or playing electric noise guitar inside his bus. He enjoys skateboarding, yoga, and cigars. Honors include: second place in the limbo on the Sir Thomas Leighton Absolut Vodka harbor cruise of 2005; second place in a free-style dance contest at 2:00 a.m. local time in Patong Beach on the 27th of January 2016 at the Illuzion night club. In both cases the first place winner was a five foot tall blonde woman. Coincidence? We think not.