askew a.k.a. Charles Claymore: co-founder of Tortured Youth Studios (Milwaukee) and the legendary Disciples of Confusion (90-95), has been a AAA rock dj, concrete flatworker, and grizzled line cook. He's played in bands like Nancy and Osiris Pickup Truck, and with bands like F/i and Loblolly. The Osiris Pickup Truck CD may never be released. No one knows. He's also traveled Europe and the US writing music and poetry, singing and playing, often for actual audiences. American Fado, Claymore's latest musical project is currently recording songs for 'Bird Songs of the Pacific' at postboredom studios. His new book, Fall from Prescopia: An Incomplete Irrespective will be available in the fall from Sybaritic Press. A limited edition of 56 is available now at www.lulu.com/askew437.
Claymore resides in Hollywood .
Only a mouthful of leather could satisfy me
And in between heartbeats,
Gulp the rhinestones falling out her mouth.
And christ, i’m terminally wired,
something in me always moving,
swiss quartz movement thoughts
like hail wreaking beautiful stained scenes,
of heathen ritual reexplained-
Hurt me please I say with her vocal cords
(splice-in-dice razor in my teeth,
tape in my hands,
scattered the dust I drew
from naked sun metaphorsamerican
Don’t hurt me she says with my mouth bleeding
this is twisted
Right now, if I were to
Peer in one of those
Rose colored windows,
And pull myself inside,
close to my eardrums],
‘reelin’’ she says,
aint got nothin’ on me.’*
And should this however polite or cordial
prostitute resemble any human i’ve been
I would cry myself to orgasm,
tangled in my hair].