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Cody Badaracca

Terra Incognita

It doesn’t matter which way you
run, the earth will swallow
you before you
reach the edges
of
the
map.

Cody Badaracca is still ambulatory and perfusing blood in Oklahoma City while trying to figure out how to extract his actual cranium from his metaphorical hind…and still make money in the process.

Cody Badaracca

Poetry

Scattering the words into the high caverns of my skull,
I mince through, looking for ones that shine and
try to make sense of them the way
Creole-hoodoo-mystics read fortunes in coffee dregs and paprika,
or crazies pick out secret government messages in cereal commercials.

 
Like Bigfoot and aliens, Cody Badaracca is out there, somewhere, waiting.

 

Cody Badaracca

Carpenter’s Lament

“MOTHER #**#$%!! THIS @$*! I SWEAR THIS #$$$ $%%
AND ##@ %^ YOU’LL $&% $#$$ %#%!!!$##%!!!”

( “Lo, for I know the pain of the hammer that misses its mark.”)

 
Like Bigfoot and aliens, Cody Badaracca is out there, somewhere, waiting.

 

Cody Badaracca

OKC Storms

I awoke
spooked as peals of thunder
bowled over the clouds, my dreams
galloping out of my head with the nightmares,
nostrils flared, a kinetic train-wreck of muscles under wet brown skin
and their tails raised high like flags, snapping
in the dusty wind they kicked up
in the now-empty
corrals of my skull.

Cody Badaracca is from North Routt County (Colorado) but lives in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma) and still dreams about New Mexico and Louisiana (because of the mild winters and variety of reptiles).

Cody Badaracca

Rio

An old horse quiet
and in the
dark, his heavy
mouth in my
open palms,
resting.

Cody Badaracca grew up in North Routt County, Colorado but dreams about New Mexico and Louisiana because of heat and reptiles, and about Oklahoma because of a girl and the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.

Cody Badaracca

A double-jointed man

It ain’t that they look no
different than us regular folks,
it’s just what they can do with that strength of
theirs, as if they might be
monsters in disguise,
or superheroes on the lam.

Cody Badaracca grew up in North Routt County, Colorado where he still lives, despite his dreams of living in the New Mexican desert or in the bayou of Louisiana (because of the heat and variety of reptiles).