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no rhyme or reason 

(after George Condo’s The Age of Reason)

fragments of architecture 

a person.

fragments of people

a building.

macabre tinny music blares 

from big top tent pools

pendulums of trapeze artists

in a vermillion-tinged sky.



torturing and tortured 

soup of eyes, breasts, clenched hands and smiles.

frenzied chaos.

fragments of color

the age of reason.

fragments of reason

a work of art.

Dane Lyn is an educator, poet, and glitter enthusiast with an MFA from Lindenwood University. Find them in Southern California ridding their shoes of sand, loving their partner, playing music too loud, constructing blanket forts, and caring for their menagerie of teens, snakes, lizards, dogs, rabbits, and cats. Dane’s work can be seen in Gnashing Teeth, Closed Eye Open, Anti-Heroin Chic and Nymph Publication, links to which are all at They tweet from @PunkHippyPoet

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