wish people dead
close your eyes
have a baby
invade

implants
brow lift
botox

click heels three times
hire assassin squad
eat more chicken

whiskey
whiskey
lots of whiskey

pout
quit
catch a plane

more whiskey
watch Oprah
write a poem

hit delete
shred it
flush it down

2005/2006

choose me God!

July 30, 2006

farmer prays for rain
builder prays for none
each one asks the Lord
to be His chosen one

the dream chipper

July 25, 2006

Run my dreams
through the chipper
down the chute –
into the hole.

Cover this bootless
pile with
lye
rock
gravel
dirt
then seed.

I will fertilize
this forsaken treasure
into green blades
which bend beneath my shiny shoes

as I toss the children into the air
and they float down
like elm seeds.

the wife
watches
from her
windows

Put me on the train
clickity clack clickity clack
turn page check watch
wear tie
comb hair
turn page.

Run the tunnel
ride the shaft
bury me twenty stories
above the street
in a prolapsed mine
of glass and steel.

the boss
watches
from his
windows

I sit in church
staring at the butts before me
and trade my soul
for leather boots.

I think someone bigger is watching
so I remain in a pious pose –
another soul
smothered.

2004

the birthing wall

July 25, 2006

the air rushes in
bringing total consciousness
to a sudden stop

2006

item # 2:

you are a sucker for
sweeping generalizations:

all blacks
all whites
all girls
all boys
all rich
all poor

always
never

2006

item # 1:

you believe
your group
is inherently
intrinsically
better
than
others

 

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dreamer

July 18, 2006

dreamer

I have been

floating

tumbling

spinning

turning

through

lifetimes

my soul
is silvered
with stardust

a long chase

in
and
out
of
forever…

man chowder

July 17, 2006

dam the Grand Canyon, fill it up
add two years of America’s waste
boil in sun, top with men in suits

 

 

to the office cubicle

July 17, 2006

like a fish in a bowl
I am made for movement
but in reality
I am dead
in the water

I cannot smile right now
while life is crushing
people I love
helpless
no magic
no inspiration
no intervention
just grey bleakness
alone on a float of sadness
surrounded by howling wind
and nothing absolutely nothing else.

2004