Released/Receptive by A.J. Kaufmann

serpent’s tongue trees gleaming at war
she late/again
we’ve sang come mighty stoned
I had this planet once
rattle killing
we sleep lives law out of the sell out
sell me moons
I’m learning deceiving
take me, ghetto window
out the silence,
mind’s horizon streets
true world
secretly weeps nuclear winters
while me & Chrome Angel
long sunset, but I’m through
peeling straw this dude’s clear
we two, released
he, one

A.J. Kaufmann is a modern Polish poet, songwriter and musician. He’s the author of “Siva in Rags” (Kendra Steiner Editions, 2008), “Broke Nuptial Minds” (Virgogray Press, 2009), “Hosannah Honeypots” (KSE, 2013), and other poetry chapbooks. He blogs at, and his music/audio site is

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