I have spent my time working my tongue
Into the many romance languages
Like a dragon breathing 50 shades
Of Bollywood dance movies
Distorted into a terrible person.
Derived from vulgar Latin
And so many pink martinis
Plied into the fate-filled lover.
Fate and booze and other things
To ask a girl you like
To like about herself.
And you know vulgar is the part I like. Like putting
Lipstick on a pig and a rooster and hot coals. Like putting
Socks on a rooster and leaving it next to a shallow grave. Like putting
Plaster on a bumper sticker and saying you don’t like tattoos. Like putting
Romance and pickle juice in your stinkin eyeballs. Like putting
It out there and calling it something Mickey Mouse.
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.