• Mad Gleam Press

Listen to the Loops, My Savior

Updated: Jul 21, 2020

Some Listen To Chelsea Girls In Loop

Blur the room with whiskey wet couch holding the posterior of my old man as if this should decide the world series; blur the lines of the threshold and the porch where a cactus survives my mother's health; blur the rusting motorcycle whose ebony ruled the streets with its smart mouth when kicked; blur these and you should see an apparition, then again during the novel virus time it may seem some girl, normal and demised, denied and accepted. I shush you with my ring finger on my mouth, touch my sister, cover her naked agoraphobia, clothe her amygdala, tell her that you are a phantom, that she exists and that her panic attacks suit us, afterall this world is a couch holding on to our tired births as if it should determine the results of the fates.

Hands Up, My Saviour

Turn on the street lights.

A car chokes at "Step away

from the car with hands 

where I can see them."

Kneel into the ebony asphalt,

utter, "I have a son back home."

and see the anorexic shadow

of some tree donated to the city

dying and rebounding into another birth

as the cop car flash rotates this chronotope.

I lift my head to see the gun. Why now

reels the hymn -'Oh, the sweet joy this sentence gives,

"I know that my Redeemer lives!"'

in my kidney and spleen and liver and heart.

Where does this consciousness exist?

"Keep those hands where I can see."

Blue and Red and slim fit tree, oh I know

my Saviour lives.


Elso, alias of Nicolas Douguet, started collage work in 2017 from Morlaix in

Brittany. As an artist passionate for street art, he finds the search for color and its harmonies to be as important as the form. His collages begin figuratively, but always evolve towards the abstract. His pop-art collages are inspired both by urban environments and the contemporary "artist."

Elso uses a particular technique which involves cutting paper into very small pieces, before fitting them together. He calls this technique, Micro-cutting.


A poet and a father, Kushal Poddar edited the magazine, "Words Surfacing," and authored seven volumes of poetry, including "The Circus Came To My Island," "A Place For Your Ghost Animals," "Eternity Restoration Project- Selected and New Poems," and "Herding My Thoughts To The Slaughterhouse - A Prequel." 

Find and follow him at https://www.amazon.com/Kushal-Poddar/e/B07V8KCZ9P

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