The End Times

from by Kiran Leonard



the gruel of the last advance
is (itself) the means to its end

one more
to teach
it slays
the beast!

i live in a hand-me-down
route stop; arcade citadel
i kill time relentlessly
hanging 'round with the renegades
cut neck politik dead in the
back seat shuffling tv sets
it's a lawsuit
docudrama illness

we'll cave on everyone's tiredness
uncle swears

what he saw
no name
no cause
sixteen wheels to none
and a hologram arrangement

old shoes checkered shirt
voice like a honking riverbed:
for what purpose do the earth
and stars move at your feet?

we'll cave on everyone's tiredness
the minaret ship

excelsior! violent caldera!
3am i am blind in tokyo

rainfall, dead sky
i grew up in phoenix, ca
illness, banks at unrest
billy's weird-shaped headed woman
mountain line at sea level
dog dock for absent clock
all aboard the crystal beacon
and the captain is a reptile

lehmann, lehmann, lehmann...

relax breath in ignore yourself
and external stimulus
towers fall in the war for the
electronic mission
and the river that flows through your head
and your town and the stars is a river mayan

comes around again

i cut the air!


i dug into red clay
osaka fog lens
dead homes

it sings to me, the souls of eve
rectangular to circular
the mourning fixed to several dreams
it sings to me

ship sinks, aria
behave and breathe regularly
i reach for leaves



emptied thirst; the pour of mercury
slits the arrogance of industry
in a thousand songs the solar voice
simplifies the details of the choice
smashed the bond; interprets who we are
conservation indonesia
black whip velvet soundless violin
ra's ninth eye ra's symbol marks the sin
is the healing wind that makes us sick
curated by comma tectonic?
feline boy that licked the pyramid
empties first but we're not interested
empties last and we're the prince of peace
motor city expand and release
don't trust food don't trust the jet stream
it's a vermin coma kerosene
wraps its voice inside a buttercup
it's the quail that poisoned every crop
knows the seven darknesses by name
knows the king of peace must be detained
venus moving forward centuries

ra tumour thieves that protect at the knees
boasts simply in conditions of three
read to myself it's a manner of health
who realised martians won't sympathise

key sentiment, the landlord's bent
flogged in the street to the national beat
the town volcanised, it killed other guys
operated soul remote control

tourette saint! cohort wilderness

now it seethes the float decrees the end
asleep at the wheel amen amend
rotting rock far gone too sick to mend
cracks the plate; reveals a holy crest
smoking from the fire at everest
jury the shrieks the primitives were the best
mystic chords that gouged out saturn's eyes
outer space and doomsday synchronise
the evil isn't green and it starts to rise
there is a force from the root of the rye
i suppose that the planet's about to die

masochist your engine starts to jolt
rises to the christened thunderbolt
tell your sons that it's not their fault


from The End Times, released November 28, 2012


tags: pop Manchester


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Kiran Leonard Manchester, UK

from saddleworth, uk ; songs writes


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