Happy Lent

February 17, 2010

death class of 2064

January 22, 2010

citizen DJsenior

slowly schmoozes out,
“And now we have a request”

“Here’s a little
Rage, Against, The Machine”

Then starts to croon,on the keyboard:

“Killing in the name of!
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses…”

as the aids
hand out the
medication.

lyrics:Rage Against the Machine

Tangipahoa

January 12, 2010

Bone grit
explodes into
a thousand circles

welcoming home
her borrowed
physicality.

2007

Hub Bones

December 29, 2008

Freddie’s dead,
whatever
dead is.

Amen to this
brother
in jazz
and life
who ground his horn
on the edge.

The Night Joe Left

October 2, 2008

Joe asks me
to stay,
to keep
the earthly vigil
into this night.

He speaks no words;
nor do his eyes
look upon me.
No one knows
except he
and I.

This father cannot
take leave of his family
while lying helpless –
unable to whisper
“don’t worry”
unable to say
goodbye.

exhausted,
the others begin
to go home.

It will be better
this way.
I the sentry
who falls asleep,
he the spirit who sheds
this breaking body.
this sweet life…

Joe continues to stare
at a ceiling he does not see
while his inner core
prepares for
departure.

Across the hall
irritated alarms split
the midnight silence
as some poor soul
gets up to
wander.

tell him
he can go – it is okay
to go.

Sitting in the visitor’s chair
at three
a.m.
I fall
victim
to
the
mathematical
drone
of
the
oxygen
machine…

Soon
after,
he presses my shoulder.

I awaken.

He is gone.

the Bush Lecture Tour:

August 10, 2008

bush-thinking-hard.jpg

How Not to Lead

Mismanagement 101

Ignore Historical Wisdom

Facilitating Theocracy

Turn Challenge into Nightmare

Pubelic Specking

image source:

tombstone2.jpg

before you place
money in hand –
blow off the dead
like dust

beggar-child.jpg

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To Make No Waves

 

stupid then dying

April 20, 2008

indoctrinated –
we gladly march on
stupid then dying