in the bald glare
of the seafood aisle

caskets of fish, with their
silver geometries of skin

not unlike
cocteau’s listless
sinews of spine
curved into tribes
of alien bone music

not unlike
guernica’s minotaur
in the slaughtered gray
half-light of war

George McKim’s poetry has been accepted for publication, or has been published electronically in Viral Cat, Tupelo Press Sappho Poetry Project, Leaf Garden Press, Eviscerator Heaven, Carcinogenic Poetry, Rust and Moth Journal, Hanging Moss Journal, – Cram 6, Crossing Rivers into Twilight Journal, Simply Haiku, Everyday Poets, Everyday Poets Anthology (print) and the 2010 Nazim Hikmet Poetry Competition (print – chapbook available at Amazon). McKim is the editor of Psychic Meatloaf – Journal of Contemporary Poetry.

McKim is also a visual artist and his artwork has recently been accepted for electronic publication in Viral Cat, Breadcrumb Scabs and The New Post-literate: A Gallery Of Asemic Writing.

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