Valerie Oisteanu

Zero o'clock, on my way to Dye-way
End-game scenarios pop up into my mind
Death needs no marketing whatsoever
Nonchalant, everyone is buying it 
Someone is singing from the grave
The Angel of the Underworld du jour
Has a new final-edition podcast
The real value of indiscriminate death
How much for two fatwas?
The goddess Nyx, breathless Night
Dead moon with eyelids shut
Woke up dead, waking/running dead 
The ingenious secret suicide society 
Holds its meeting at a crowded intersection
Euthanasia sister’s ghosts sob uncontrollably
On the glowing Styx ferry to Purgatory
At the dead end of mossy memory
Deposit your last will and testament
Welcome to the rest of your reincarnation
Where oracles remove their brains
Twisted poltergeists beyond recognition
Fatality cocktails for the silent casual casualties

VALERY OISTEANU is a poet, writer, and artist of the avant-garde. Born in USSR (1943) and educated in Romania, he debuted as a poet with the collection PROSTHESIS in 1970(Litera Press, Bucharest). At the age of 20, he adopted Dada and Surrealism as a philosophy of art and life and a few years later English as his primary language. Immigrating to New York City in 1972 he has been writing in English for the past 47 years. He is the author of 15 books of poetry a book of short fiction,” The King of Penguins” (Linear Art Press, 2000) and a book of essays (in progress),”The AVANT-GODS”.A new book of poetry ,short fiction &collages: In a Blink of the Third Eyeis being prepared by Spuyten Duyvil press.