Saturday, February 04, 2017


Nothing can hold

Stars moon sun rain

It only seems like that

Because you

Haven't seen this before

Friday, February 03, 2017


the rocks are slippery

when you do not climb

the fish are silent

wherever you swim

you can't find the handle

on the balls in play

when the noise multiplies

out of the field

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Ground, Away

Safe is safe, wrist bands and all, but


Why not lean in to the static

And feel the charge, away from the earth

Staying grounded works for most of the time

Passing shocks from whence they once came


Sometimes you want to sail, to burn

Your skull through the sweat of the day

Nothing beyond the jolt

Resets the tick of the bones

Because breathing can only happen

As one


The bricks keep piling up

Against all your best judgements

Maybe they leave

The way to the sky

Break the roof and heavens as one

Monday, January 30, 2017


It's all still here -

somehow -

all of it

the streets and the birds and the sleet

Maybe the days

will keep draining themselves away

Maybe we won't notice when

It comes apart

Monday, January 23, 2017


The chemical peel

Tastes good

A dab of the tongue

On the face

Maybe this hand

Can grope the distance

Of the shade you would

Imbibe after all

Friday, January 13, 2017

One Day Only

Why not buy if it's on sale
Why not kiss when lips are spread
The plastics will only lose their luster
The metals, the sheen of their head

Doesn't matter who you worked for now
As long as they question you not
For the boys are all still watching you
Mortgage the reindeer - to buy up the sleigh

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Inauguration Day

Whatever you save

Someone will use

The markets never

Shrug - off their weight

They smoke gallons of tar

You would save in a jar

For to its ruin

All will stack - despite you

Tuesday, January 03, 2017


No - last minute heroics

No - sunset when the work day is done

These are the leaves

That would meet you regardless

The decay of what only was won

Friday, December 30, 2016


It doesn't hurt the first day

Only the second and third

It's raw without the rubbing

And with the rubbing, worse

Maybe I'll find space inside

To sleep away the scabs

Or maybe I'll dream

And heal the skein

With my illusions intact

Monday, December 26, 2016

After Christmas sale

This perfumed air

Will kill my brain

Nerves to dumb

Twitching bundles

Or maybe I'll never

Breathe again

Drive the blood

To the depths below

Tuesday, December 20, 2016


Summer is unbearable

The places to go

The beaches to see

The advices of how to drive and be

And all you haven't done

Give me winter instead

Braced behind the panes of glass

Or outside for a bellyful of air

Among the dead and desolate

Where the snow reaches the branch

You can stay awake forever

And you

Don't have to do a thing

Thursday, December 15, 2016


We touched

, afraid of skin

We kissed , with lips


The awkward glance

Cast back around

Stings deep ,


Left on its own

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Among the Types of Acid

Drain the - acid

- down - my bones

- fill the cavities

That - way

Embrace the - hollows

- of the nerves

- you strung

And - sleep through the

Worst - of the Night

Thursday, December 08, 2016


Drain the - acid

 - down  -  my bones

- fill the cavities

this way

Freeze - the joints -

from where - they


Let all the - hollows


Tuesday, December 06, 2016

December 6

Motionless is not only

The sum of moving parts

For dragging you back

To the headaches and white light

Better to scrap it tonight

And sit on the winner

Break their stale bread while

Crossing random wires

For maybe they'll sing for you


And maybe you'll just sleep

Through the fight

Monday, December 05, 2016


Why care about the day

When all of the day is done

Through the digestions


Just to peek through blinds

Counting it back to null

Monday, November 28, 2016

Live forever

Check for wires

Round the back of the house

Flip the coffee table sideways

To gauge the static behind

Maybe they're listening

And maybe they aren't Through

the floor through the floor through

The floor

Might as well live like they are

And whet their gazes beyond

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Little things kill

There is nothing worse

Than a packed swim bag

Outside a closed pool

Well actually

There are many worse things, yes

So so many worse


Monday, November 21, 2016

Better Advice to Give

Let a little of the gas go

Try not to hold so tight

For if you strain and stare full circles

You'll be up for all the night

Frost this Morning

It just doesn't taste funny any more

For the ash is a spring for the faithful

Why not fold all your doubts

And grind them through gunpowder

To blanch the tongue,

Or snort back the brain

Saturday, November 19, 2016

The Machines and Me

      No -
Deus ex Machina No
Bread and
   Circuses at - Dawn
The -
Pistols you chose
   Work with that outfit
And the
   plastics of the - Space
Left behind

Friday, November 18, 2016

Just have to make past Tuesday, we thought

Some guy over there

Is Talking

to himself


God my God

It's me

He's muttering

And spurting all

Under his breath

Oh no oh

Well that's me

Why won't he just die

Or close up his eyes

And winnow himself

Back to sleep

Because because

Oh God because

He cannot escape how it


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Street crossing

Let her bleed out - and quench the pain

She was coming at you anyway

Careless toe tapping the - trigger pulse

And fingers pasted to accessories

Let her bleed out in the sun and rain

And take her breath with the shade

She was coming for this long away

As hunger sharpens - everything

Anatomy #2

These are my bones my bones

My bones

These are my bones of clay

This is the way to make them break

To bend

All the heat from the day!