Back to Adroit Prizes.

Doll Parts

BY MITCHELL GLAZIER

West Virginia University, '17
2016 Adroit Prize for Poetry: Editors' List

for Kat Ward and Courtney Love
 

Survival is candy neck bones & cheer wine.
Roadside testament: pig loin, blood silos. 


You’re a god, swallowed.
Spring lamb & apricot. 


Crucifixion is a modern thing  i.e. personal ads, gloryholes.
I know you, snow & berry. Listen.


Sell your blue organs to the meat department.  
Something this cold splits open:


birth scar, cold-water
oysters, the boy-on-boy motel fresco.


Joan-of-Arc was a noun girl
bound in meadow, chicory, leather gag box.


The small boy in the slip dress parses words,

hangs a saint in the mirror. 

 

road head

BY MITCHELL GLAZIER
 

West Virginia University, '17
2016 Adroit Prize for Poetry: Editors' List

 

      I.               The forests are worried

He fills my fever with honey
                                                & machinery.

Jawline: a silver beauty note.
            $$$ daddy 4 boy
            on I-68
southbound $$$
I’ll reply in throat/locust/
            pixie lines on a play mirror.


      II.             The soul did its work


These lines are wintering;
                                               salt, husk, maple.     
Mind you, I’ll tend the garden
until earth becomes
                                 practical again. I’ll unlearn the bodies        
                                                                                                    6 x 6.


      III.           All this time

      A boy’s blue satin
                                    dream coat stuffed

with
            feathers & artillery.

Sappho = sea                     *shimmer*


      IV.            The poem wants his body  


                       Possible rain. Pale worms

                       inch in quivers. Christ’s knees

                       pull stylishly in. Honey, he’s tired

                       of occurring live.    Late-breaking. 

 

 

Mitchell Glazier is an undergraduate student at West Virginia University. His poetry has appeared in The Adroit Journal, on the Editors' List for the 2015 Adroit Prize for Poetry. Mitchell admires the poets Mary Ann Samyn, Monica McClure, and Ocean Vuong. Find him online at mattemeetch.tumblr.com.