nebulous selfie a poetry series by Mary Bond & Matt Margo
On February 26, 2014, artist Mary Bond and writer Matt Margo sent one another ten selfies and then wrote a poem in response to each of the selfies that they received. Mary’s poems written in response to Matt’s selfies appear in red, and Matt’s poems written in response to Mary’s selfies appear in blue.
nebulous selfie heartache their dead to me greenest or love song
your cheekbones are a desert, and your collarbone is a rainforest.
fanciful lied a crying there, this selfish burning for me up
with eyelids heavy and backs pressed against bedsheets, weâ€™re ready to rest.
creative loved me distort an glass glass glass blurry or upon it
the color of your eyes is shaded by shadows, lessened by the lensâ€Ś
merciful mirror mirin a me not me twisted or wordless
snarl a snarl of pink and white and iâ€™ll turn away. iâ€™ll heed your warning.
nebulous purple whitewash his under this condone and timely
what’s your a/s/l? let’s trade histories. i’m sick of knowing myself.
merciful crying reflect her, my lifed deadly if meta
i want your white teeth inside my mouth. iâ€™ll knock them out if i have to.
fanciful squirrel darker than my eyes blind no time if unself
are you laughing at me or crying because of me? does it matter?
creative facebook status her selfie no kill me or kill me
scream a scream that kills both your throat and my heart at the same exact time.
beautiful dead dead dead dead its dead dead dead dead dead and dead dead
if i could, i would take a sharpie and connect your birthmarks like dots.
sizeable life as not more under simply the swirling so of me
physiognomy is a blur, facial features frozen into framesâ€Ś
Matt Margo is the author of what i would say (Peanut Gallery Press, 2014), Judd (opcode press, 2014), and When Empurpled: An Elegy (Pteron Press, 2013), among other works. He is currently the editor of experiential-experimentalliterature, white sky ebooks, and Zoomoozophone Review as well as an editorial assistant for Hiram Poetry Review at Hiram College, where he is pursuing a bachelorâ€™s degree in Creative Writing. Unlike Mary Bond, he has no knowledge whatsoever of programming languages, though he does have an invested interest in algorithmic literature and internet poetics. He also considers himself an enthusiast of abstract, asemic, avant-garde, conceptualist, experimental, minimalist, postmodern, and visual forms of writing. His favorite rappers are Lil B and Olâ€™ Dirty Bastard.