There Is Authority In My Frozen Frosty


by Sharon Mesmer

— after Christopher Smart

There is authority in my frozen frosty.

There is irony in my bee frenzy.

And once the blood grape razes my refrozen beef

There will be envy in my strep joy.


There are mute fish in my fop notes.

There are dark presets in my Celexa.

There is a “Befriended Joey Zone” in my breezy ferns.

My fez boasts a beer sty.


A bent ebony jester translates my charity

As I probe a soft fry inside the womb of Sarah.

In my hour of felicity I came upon a poser calf’s waggery

Preening a sporty boffo repose.


I should have availed myself of the poser calf’s waggery

But My Little Pony had toffeed my Fonzie.

I should have translated charity into the shadow of death

But God’s porny ozone presented some deep “Fey Spent Jezus” prose tropes.


And there is a zesty Pig Mister in my entropy Tony.

There is an entropy Tony in my obese butt homey.

My obese butt homey translates Steve Jobs into serf tranny ralphing.

My tranny serfs ralph a mean foyer spore.


And so I bless my zen goat as he pestos the vine.

I bless hookering for Jezus without going to Italy or France.

I rejoice like a Moabite worm at “Best New Jersey Pet-Off 2013”

For my jonezing is a jewel as pure and transparent as the name and number of starz.

A version of this poem will feature in the upcoming book Relentless.

About the Author:

Sharon Mesmer is a Sagittarius with Aries rising, Mercury in Scorpio, and North Node in Virgo (conjunct Pluto) / South Node in Pisces. Her eighth house Sun tells pretty much the whole story. She’s not happy with having Venus in Capricorn, but perhaps that’s why she’s so organized. She is the author of the poetry collections Annoying Diabetic Bitch (Combo, 2008), The Virgin Formica (Hanging Loose, 2008) and Half Angel, Half Lunch (Hard Press, 1998). A chapbook, Vertigo Seeks Affinities, was published by Belladonna in 2006. She is also the author of three fiction collections, one of which (Ma Vie a Yonago) was translated into French and published by Hachette in 2005. She teaches literature and creative writing at NYU and the New School. She was an early member of the Flarf Collective.

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