Cheer at the altar of his fist.
A beer to celebrate blood on ice.

The enforcer whom you worship
would split your head and not think twice.

These are the heroes we offer –
often naughty, rarely nice.

Our country was born of
contempt for privilege.

Yet we are now besmirched

for having those same
patriotic opinions.

the woman
who decides
to bear
no children

bears love
to all humanity

gangsters and sluts

May 11, 2008

If you worship gangsters
you get more gangsters

If you worship sluts
you get more sluts


handful montana

May 7, 2008

Disney is a business. Vanity Fair is a business. Hannah Montana is a business. They are concerned with profit, not family.

Parents are the ones who facilitate this bullshit of worship and consumption. Wake up adults. There is life beyond the Skinner box of commercial culture. You can start by turning off the television.

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To Make No Waves


I think

December 29, 2006

I am no better
or worse
than others.

I do not pretend
special powers
or treasures
to inform you.

I can only tell you
what I think,

not what to think.

the dream chipper

July 25, 2006

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

Cover this bootless
pile with
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
from her

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
from his

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