Sunday, April 14, 2019

The Woody Allen Nightmare



The failed
conspiracy is the
cruelest failure
in the world,
when the joining
of hearts comes undone
and the shared enemy
replaces the friend.
Becoming alone,
ejected from the warm house,
ownership lost
is one breath
this side of death.


Saturday, April 13, 2019

Social Contract


On March the third
I composed a document
duly signed and agreed
by two parties
making my landlady
into my niece, and myself
into her uncle. Voluntary
Adoption Certificate.
There is some kind of paper
version of love in that.
The libido oil
flows through some mysterious
channels of need:
cheap
but precious, one of the
great ironies of the world
binding a union
from a joke.

Monday, April 08, 2019

New Chapbook: The Ectoplasmic Pipe


Saturday, April 06, 2019

The Experience of Being Alive


When I read the poems
about the corners,
the edges, the sweet,
deep crevices of lives
beyond my telling,
I cower and hide my face
my eyes dry.
.
But when I wake up
at six-fifteen,
so loaded with
pieces of dreams,
I ask, which one
should I choose?

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Don't worry


It is made easier
when the door comes open.
The links to ease and pleasure
are suddenly broken
the days pass with the wind
that ties your legs.
Arms can't stretch enough.
You begin begging
for the smallest joy.
You can organize nothing
because your hold on the world
has slipped and the earth
spins about you throwing
the ashes of what you wasted
in your eyes.

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Rumor at Sinai


We're told it happened.
It spun the
galaxy of tales.
They spoke it,
sending what happened
through time, the groundwork
of mystery, and we
don't know what it was.
There's talk of the bang,
dark clouds and ashes
with a deep core
of something wrapped in it.
We don't know what
the people saw that
went beyond the story
and started dreadful new chapters.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Echtoplasmic Pipe: Poetry Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O06HuoZYqsI
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