Monday, April 03, 2017

No / Sunshine

Because nothing can be perfect

Let the skin come off instead

For all the checks and focused breath

The rain falls - as it always would

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Houses divided

How can it all add up

If they don't believe in numbers


Working the symbols

They Divine again and again

Between the words they take on


Reducing the fractions

To the nil

And what comes beyond

Friday, March 10, 2017

In Passing

There is no handle

On the handleless

No grip to catch the light

As shade detracts and

Takes the color, too

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Dreams in the Heat

Where does the Acid

Not wash away

The faces of all dusty day

Maybe to pry the

Slits from the Meat

Maybe to sleep through the night

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

No grips / anymore

You can't get a handle  
In what only slips  
Not count  
The pieces that stack  

Try then to bear
The wind in all things  
That burn you  
Apart in due course  

Springtime 3

Keep the doors closed

So they can't see you breath

Shallower shallower


Maybe not at all

Friday, March 03, 2017

Springtime 2

If it all comes apart


It all comes apart

We welcome the nerves to


Scratching out days


The dust and the


When sleep only comes

after noon

Friday, February 24, 2017


just like drowning

only faster

just like slipping

only quicker

the ice at your knees

brace the sand at your neck

and noone can see

down the well

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

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Training day

It's Funny, I can

No longer grasp basic objects

The shapes whirl to shade instead

Maybe I climbed all night and day

Through brick and space and breath

Maybe I drank the pills all morn

To swim the day upstream (While

burning​ the lights out overhead)

Or maybe I cried the world to sleep

And woke the wolves instead

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