big city bound

September 9, 2008


as we get closer
smells like someone is grilling
old radios

artist: greg jalbert

I heard “oral sex”

August 19, 2007


I heard “oral sex”
ten thousand times more
than “terrorism”.

I saw her face
ten thousand times more
than bin Laden’s.

If only it had been otherwise…

photo source:


atop wooden consoles
we pulled in whatever
was out there

footage of tanks
in hopeless mud
cannons flashing
through the night

our rugged life,
at the television
we would stare

zeros twisting
down in flames
der fuhrer pounding
with indignant might

in truculent german
to adoring masses
who would cheer

as he screamed
we versus them
follow the dream
the deutsches reich

I would wonder
what is he saying?
why is he so angry?

why are people
goose stepping
haling heiling

singing crying
like fools

(just as a non
anglophone might think
when first hearing Limbaugh)