Fathomsun and Other Poems

by Rus Khomutoff




“Words that open a solar eye in the middle of the night”
-Andrew Joron

Disintegrated icon of beauty

transcendental and mundane

fathomsun is struggles of patient nothings

the loneliness monster with

the tantalizing sign begs for more

emblem of in between days

the endless gaze is the blindfold of certainty

like the bird of paradise

that lands only on the hand that does not grasp


Processed World

Behind the beautiful forevers

iconic dodges of the midnight salvage

celestial bodies

of spectral attitudes

the scarlet obelsance

on the floors of beauty

quarrying layers of identity

levity in the crux of melancholy



to Takuya Ogawa

I hold the harmless tumult

the double wound of consciousness

every disappearance that leads to

another appearance

as if divulging a secret

surrendering to the forces within

a lurching waltz of iniquity



After Bruce Davidson’s Clown (1958)


Fading away

in a sea of dotted infinity

the rhythm of life

against monumentality

caressed by beautiful capacities and

sublime understandings

supersolid forms of

evanescent knowledge

lost in a mirage of a beautiful forever



Rus Khomutoff (@rusdaboss) is a neo surrealist language poet in Brooklyn, NY. His poetry has been featured in Erbacce, Poethead, Occulum, Former People Journal and Burning House Press. Last year he published an ebook called Immaculate Days.

(Featured art: “Surrealist Jazz” by Ettore Aldo Del Vigo.)


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