Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Clinic

When I enter the room
with my huge keys dangling
in my recognizable uniform,
I see him sitting there.

I say I want to help you.
I take the "help" by the
hilt and slash him. He is
agog, repeating only "I" and "I".

The "we" falls from his face.
The "you" is long lost.
He and I exchange stares.
Mine wins..

Friday, October 21, 2011


Awake in the breath
of ghosts after
a nightmare supressed
night, unlocatable feet
no discernible floor.

It got cold last night.
The room pushes me away
as I move from the bed
out of the blankets

Cats are disobedient. Halls
are haunted with disorder.
Estranged breakfast.
I wait for the sun.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Getting Old without Religion

I remember
what it was like
in the old days
when I would go
someplace that made me
obedient. The obedience
made me safe. There
were no obvious friends there

but everyone knew my face.
I always felt there would be
more chances and the years
would be a path to perfection.
Now I am far, far away from those melodies I used
to chew on to ease the sweet sap
out of the words. I look around for
other chances and see brevity.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Her Sunday Night

Her Sunday night

Breath whistles,
crashes on pillow.

Her outer shell crimps.
But inside she
only sleeps.

Definition of Art

When we travelled
to an arty town
we found most artists
own their galleries.

What about this?
Art defined
as things on display
in an art gallery

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Grumpy Dream

As he balds
the dark stripes
on his pate appear.

His face formed
with a glare,
tiny baby teeth
shiney and sharp.

Unfriendly like a tiger,
but he is a lamb.
I was born with him.
He stages the day.