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Synaptic Mechanisms
for Plasticity in the Neocortex





we are the shy genitals of time
riding sly orbitals of space
making chickens pay
for ancient offense
singing apocalypso
all day long

Man vs. the Memory of Nature
(some things it's a shame to see tamed)
whithersoever unjust grotesqueries
constant unconscious allusions
to process or procedure
erupting igneous ignorance
ubiquitous as lizard
ubiquitous as bug

my survival apparatus
is burdened with a self-obstruct mechanism
credulity fatigue
involuntary commitment
to associative constructions
enacting exacting practices
bereft of benefit
in lieu of impromptu improv
in lieu of glee & dreams
of love more powerful than any
dreams of love

of the tyrannical sweetness
of the sacred maids
with ancillary sympathies
and boisterous breasts
(astrogenic duffer-fluffers
living the phallic fallacy)
who enter the caves of hermits
dungskull sugarbandits
expat from all that
(antipathy anticipated
by circumspect erections)
with bioluminescent milk
lewd elegies for gastroliths
iridescented candles
looking to trade laughter
for wisdom
intoxicated intonations
halitotic revelation
of the sacred sins
but react badly to provocation

(one sound
can trip symphony
into cacophony)

the relief of compulsion
when you ask me to calculate rudiments
to measure chance and schedule waste
with the set of things that exist solely
because I'm unaware, don't know them
to cue a cure across acres of acrimony
to resurrect ethereal relations, alien alliances
to determine if exits exist
(you would think so, but)
through the sadness of the sacrosanct
fools and follies
boozing with the muse

tapping the quantum ATM
(check the tech—is it legit?)
for speech and screams
imperfectly rational
invisible signals
constructs of text
recycled wrecks
measured by marks of seizure
abrupt corruption
against the silence

don't fuss, diabolus
dark matter is cancelled matter
harmlessly useless
an efficacy deficit
calibrating composure from chaos
crass massacres
distributed community
leveraging the competitive advantage of the necropolis
to upgrade our bodies with histrionic limbs
uploaded with recursive mnemonic emotion
to overcome the remnants of philosophical trauma

All poems are written and copyrighted by Michael C. Rush.
None may be republished or repurposed without permission.