Spotlight series #56: Danielle LaFrance

Curated by Canadian writer, editor and publisher rob mclennan, the “spotlight” series appears the first Monday of every month.

STATEMENT

FOLLOWING THE WOULD-BE POETICS MAPPED IN JUST LIKE I LIKE IT (TALONBOOKS 2019), LAFRANCE ARRIVES AT READING AND WRITING FROM A POSITION KNOWING ILLUSIONS ARE DESTROYED. LAFRANCE’S RECENT POETRY PROJECT #POSTDILDO THINKS AND ACTS THROUGH FANTASY, RAPE CULTURE, MODES OF COMMUNICATION, YEARNINGS, AFTERMATHS, AND LOST IDEAS. MUCH ANIMAL LOVE. LAFRANCE INVESTS IN LISTENING AND/OR ADDRESSING AND/OR RESPONDING TO THE RADICAL ROOT OF THINGS.

DRUNKEN WORM

If I were a dildo
You would be all a toilet paper. Whenever You’re around I whore-it. You would be a sponge on a stick
in a bucket of salt water
shared by everyone. You would be one of a less-painful options for wealthy people. Wool
Lace. One of those things wealthy people take for granted when not there. I would bidet
+ night for You. Fantasy football
forsake a gangbang
flavour a gravy chain. Oh daddy
don’t stop. Songbird dreams second hand news I don’t want to know. Oh daddy
go You own way. You make loving fun for a gold dust worm never going back again
for a side o’ mayo. A difference is in a dressing. You
+ I always say that
right. French
+ Russian have more in common with ingradients than identities. More in common with American imperialism than a national dish blessing wealthy people with an eating-well alert. Notice
no dumping
do not donate
donating creates scavenging. Pathological accumulation emboldens parasitic land use. Thousand Islands straddle a hundred square colonmeters of an imaginary border much like ketchup
+ mayo straddle federal standards
farmer-owned branding. Where does federal wealth come from. An opposition has serious fodder right now. Maybe
an industry as a soul
as a whole
rob You
+ I
so
as above
so below
lace enough for You
+ I. Any fucking thing. If You
+ I can’t come up with a solution than You
+ I are becoming up with a solution. If I were a hoarder You would sympathize
but
nah am just a worm
+ am can’t take anything for granted. Not with this lace. A mini-chainsaw will keep You
+ I employed during a fandemic. A derivative will determine a solution
underlying
existing outside a solution.
You
+ I don’t need to sell souls
souls are already revolutionary.

EDUCATION IS ONLY VALUABLE FOR KEEPING A CUNT

Mao Tse Tung’s assertion does not educate
but does investigate a thirst trap for knowledge. You spittle spattle criminal translations while a blinded man gropes his fishies. Such cuntish dispositions stem from a cuntish decision
a cuntish decision stems from a cuntish judgment
+ a cuntish judgment stems from a Thoreau
+ necessary recuntaissance
+ from Poundering on
+ piecing together a Dada of various cunts gathered through recuntaissance. With zeal a thirst trap for knowledge is hobby-cock. Does a hobbyhorse have a hickory dick. Does a fish still have fellow feelings after discarding a drowsy dross. All these applicable accounts
Marlowe minds
already maid to proceed a study of imaginary dyes. Besides
a study working out plant sex organs cuntpletes a process of knowing a situation’s visions
tastes
refusals
+ projects. Petraches an enemy’s situation retaining a true fool edging closer to a butt’s cracked petal. Eliminating false cuntsciousness so as to stick to limits of investigative capacity measured in cuntparison to weight gain frenzy threatening to smack upside a head with a dislodged bookshelf.
Thank you for not pushing all this oxygen
carbon
hydrogen
nitrogen
calcium
+ phosphorus up a bookcase. You grabbed all this potbelly
snurgling pathedick. Thank You for applying all these possible
+ necessary methods of recuntaissance
cuntpaining about adoring a condom after sex. Writing planners speak detergently so as to manner a social cipher swelling to pin down a laser Marx on paparus. A preposition threads one word to another so a baby understands a reference other than mama. Remain superficial or get to a cuntrete essence or a walnut will replace this throat
filling it with accounts of one’s shelves. Silence’s rights. When I finally lobby this shelf to speak a decision becomes nil from heavy drinking. So I drink only water
+ as a special treat
filth.

DANIELLE LAFRANCE LIVES ON OCCUPIED AND STOLEN LANDS CARED FOR BY THE XʷMƏΘKʷƏY̓ƏM, SḴWX̱WÚ7MESH, AND SELILWITULH PEOPLES. LAFRANCE COMES FROM GREEK AND DUTCH ANCESTRY, AND IS LEARNING WHERE THE FRENCH CANADIAN RELATIVES CAME FROM. LAFRANCE MAKES MONEY AS A COMMUNITY LIBRARIAN AND FROM SIDE HUSTLES. LAFRANCE AUTHORS JUST LIKE I LIKE IT (TALONBOOKS 2019), FRIENDLY + FIRE (TALONBOOKS 2016) AND SPECIES BRANDING (CAPILANO UNIVERSITY EDITIONS 2010).

poet, fiction writer, editor, reviewer, critic, publisher: robmclennan.blogspot.com