RYAN RIDGE LIPOGRAMMING MOLLY BRODAK

lip·o·gram/ˈlipəˌgram/

Noun:
A composition from which the writer systematically omits a certain letter or certain letters of the alphabet.
Ryan Ridge who took us to Detroit through cyber exploration delicately responds to Molly Brodak’s poems in ILK FOUR, taking the original ‘Glut’ and running it through a series of lipograms– see how lovely this absence can be:

GLUT

A forgery, a ship:
it is greedy empty;
your cheek increasing
upon mine as you slept,
warm thermal shunt
of lungs under lungs
slunk long on a couch
after the movie.

Little song in your gape.
You patter, you fight it.
Pale black creek.
Left yourself in my arms.
I left myself. Your jaw.
Your opaque image:
a rebuke, a tunnel.

(-i)

GLUT

A forgery, a vessel:
a greedy empty forgery vessel;
your cheek zoomed
towards my cheek as you slept,
warm thermal shunt
of lungs under lungs
slunk long on a couch
after the documentary.

Small song along your gape.
You patter, you attack the song.
Pale black creek.
Left yourself near my arms. Y
ours truly left myself. Your jaw.
Your opaque form:
a rebuke, a tunnel.

 

(-i, -l)

FEED

A forgery, a boat:
a greedy empty forgery boat;
your cheek zoomed
upon my cheek as you dreamt,
warm summery shunt
of breath sacks under breath sacks
snuck extended on a couch
after the documentary.

Pygmy song on your gape.
You patter, you attack the song.
Faded murky creek.
You found my arms.
Me?: your jaw.
Your opaque form:
a rebuke, a subway.

 
(-i, -l, -y)

FEED

A fraud, a boat:
a ravenous abandoned fake boat;
the addressee’s cheek zoomed
towards the speaker’s cheek as the addressee dreamt,
warm oven-esque shunt
of breath sacks under breath sacks
snuck extended on a couch
after the feature.

Wee song on the addressee’s gape.
The addressee patters, attacks the song.
Faded dark creek.
The addressee finds the speaker’s arms.
The speaker finds the addressee’s jaw. T
he addressee’s opaque form:
a rebuke, an underground train.

(-i, -l, -y, -t)

FEED

A fraud, an ark:
a ravenous abandoned fake ark;
addressee’s cheek caresses
speaker’s cheek as addressee dreams,
warm suspense of O2 bags under O2 bags
snuck porn-cocked on a couch
as a show ends.

Wee song on addressee’s gape.
Addressee gabs, jabs song.
Faded dark creek.
Addressee seeks speaker’s arms.
Speaker seeks addressee’s jaw.
Addressee’s opaque form:
a rebuke, an underground cannon.

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