A world of floor’s, dog fur, and dry pine straw on your hand,
And it smelled Band-Aid tight and finger white
Like the stuff coming in of the breeze was your best friend
Like walking up with an unidentified spider bite
Paralyzed in the corner looking at your phone
Struggling fighting gale and pine branch.
And this shit was near a busy public telephone.
Not quite enough to keep you from fumbling the key in the door?
A bloody eye on a shield,
And your hat laid in my field,
Is this not the BS button you are looking for?
I find my way of speaking to you strange and stray
Misty hills locked in dew and fence and place
But family is irregular. Kick them out of the way.
Ass sewed to face sewed to ass sewed to face
Highlighted in history with your ass on the wire.
Ignore it most of the time like misty word and wood,
Microfiche and sadness of a Swedish dumpster fire,
And your breath like a guitar still playing if it could.
FLARF is a wild style of poetry that started as a joke. People noticed that no matter how bad your poems were Poetry.com would tell you that you had won their poetry prize. Then, they would try to scam you out of your money. So devious poets started sending the crappiest poetry they could write to Poetry.com. Even that would win the poetry prize. These poets began sending each other their crappy poems, and eventually it became a legitimate poetry style. If you want to read more about the FLARF or any of the other poetry terms, check out the glossary of poetic terms from the Poetry Foundation at: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/learn/glossary-terms
Google painting is a type of collaging that primarily uses internet search results and Google’s search prediction capabilities to generate quasi-random phrases. The technique helps jumpstart creativity with strange juxtapositions, broken syntax, and internet speak.