9.10.2021

Dead Toys

He placed

the

toy

at the

end of the shelf.


That was

it. 

There

was no

more room. What next?


Return them.

There's

an

idea. Take

them to the graves.


Set them

against

the 

stone or

lay on the slab.

Monotony

 soothes.

8.08.2021

Never be,

 ever be.

7.25.2021

A Hateful Man

comes home late.

Hateful man - 
comes home late

7.12.2021

On the Sidewalk

nose to nose,
arguing.

4.26.2021

In some cultures

 the family of air

4.15.2021

Jesus

Christ can't go out
without
fearing death, destruction, unpleasant odors, jerks.
What
will happen tomorrow.

1.07.2021

I See Color

If the insurgents were black,

there heads would be on spikes

10.06.2020

Ice pops

or 
grilled cheese

9.17.2020

Dirge

An organ,
voice,
hammer against board.

Patience

In the middle distance
there
is a 
boat and
a solitary fisherman waiting.

4.30.2020

Eggs

He placed each egg
carefully in the
carton and slid
the
carton onto

the bottom shelf
and closed the
refrigerator door hoping the
cold
would slow

down the obsession contained
in each egg
and
the closed
door keep each

obsession confined should each
manage to break
from its egg.
This
method worked

better than sealed boxcars
and was less
objectionable.

City Sports

10000 volts powering
a suburban train
shrivels him to the size of a ham.

Sneakers over a power line,
rot above the street.

4.22.2020

O

that wind
drives the dog crazy but
the
cat’s don’t mind

Now

where to go what to do next the oceans rise up to meet us and kick us away, push us further up the beach and up the mountains we never knew or thought they could climb that high but there you have it. The ocean is on the mountain and I don't mean like I mean on this is is no metaphor, no, the is something astonishing something never before seen at least by humans though perhaps it had happened before like millions of years ago. What if all the world was mountainous once and the ocean came and smashed everything down, and not the other way around?

12.18.2019

66333

How many times must they go
through that same set of gates
and mow that
same lawn? Landscaper's
lives are hard.


11.22.2019

Still life

Still, life

11.08.2019

Lightly taken away

none can wait.

11.03.2019

Enter

Not
before.

6.23.2019

Riverwalk

Then they walked along the
river. There were dead
things there, and garbage, and
living things seeking
to find the sun above.

This river was always this way,
she said. Since she
was a little girl she
walked along picking
up bottles to collect deposits.

6.04.2019

Home Again!

Once in the driveway he spilled
out of the car, coffee
in hand, cigarette
held high, precariously
balanced on heels

6.03.2019

Well or No.

this is something worth
doing or is it worth doing
and if worth doing is
it worth doing well or
no

5.19.2019

Arbella (days go by)


When in the course of human events
human events go by
when days go by in the course
of human events days go by.

When in the course of human events
we the people in order to form
a more perfect union go by days go by
we the people form a more perfect union.

When in the course of human events
our forefathers brought forth on this continent
a new nation days go by under a proposition
that we the people form a more perfect union.

When in the course of human events
dimly seen through the mists of the deep
the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes
to form a more perfect union days go by.

When in the course of human events
it is altogether fitting and proper
that we should do this fitting and proper
that we should do this as days go by,

When in the course of human events
we go to establish a city on a hill
a beacon we establish a beacon
as days go by it is fitting and proper.

When in the course of human events
it is fitting and proper and a dream that this
nation will rise up and live out the true
meaning of its creed as days go by.

5.18.2019

A

Spent
can.

2.16.2019

The voice

said to
wish others well, to wish
others
happiness, to wish others free from
suffering

He could do these
things. It wasn't so difficult -
but -
was he sincere and if not


1.16.2019

Gone

to
see (sic)

11.22.2018

Starvation

is a place
where movies
are made.

11.06.2018

The pond

had been poisoned, so
the fish
killed
cats when eaten.

6.27.2018

Create distance

from
the
lie

6.16.2018

sids

What
we
dream.

Death

Releases
life.

6.13.2018

She Made Bombs

From
Altoid
tins.

From Altoid tins.
She made them
On the way to work.

5.14.2018

Alba

Gone.
Not gone.

5.12.2018

What the dying man said.

Let's cut the preliminaries
and get right down
to it. I haven't
got all day.

All Actions

linger

After William Gass

The chores are my clock
I had always thought that
was turmoil and confusion. Let us leap
I have wrestled. But this bug
and there is a fierce joy
beggars every other, for its joy

Sometimes

quitting
is
best

If there was no second attempt
there would be no
death

1.23.2018

Decided to live.

Gone to market,
buying food.

11.14.2017

Momma Never Promised

not
to
cry

11.07.2017

Could do

That which
could be
done.

9.14.2017

Run

Don't run.

Turn,
don't turn.

8.23.2017

That chair

is charming.

Live

in mind

8.11.2017

Burried

beneath Elephant & Castle:

Shakespeare's sister

5.31.2017

Frighten

Not provoke

3.15.2017

To Give Happy

Give space,
time.

E

3.07.2017

Ask:

Are you choking:

Halal:
hot food.

2.28.2017

Pigeons

on exit,

sign.

2.14.2017

Bought luggage

still works.

12.21.2016

Hidden blooms

warn of spring.

11.28.2016

Sadness

Falls
forth.

11.16.2016

We have this

caramel apple pie

with walnuts.

9.29.2016

Frozen

Caught out,
lost.

9.20.2016

Seen

found
wanting.

8.30.2016

Pushkin

Cold beauty
loved
balls at court

Levee

break

A Jewel

parsed
A word.

8.22.2016

Just a pepper

maybe
milk

8.17.2016

Never said.

Never.
Never said never.

7.01.2016

Hidden

A dark jewel
parsed

A word.

2.25.2016

Here

is gone.

Now
is in.

2.19.2016

Off time.

In time.

2.11.2016

Break

Now breathe.

2.09.2016

Sure

of it,
sure.

11.10.2015

On Air

In air -
of use.

8.24.2015

Hidden

Now pass.

7.31.2015

Long

sad
windows.

Shades drawn.
Shadow.

7.23.2015

To the observer:

the spoils.

7.08.2015

"Jesus"

Jesus
is a verb.

As is God


7.02.2015

Happy here

Not there:

6.29.2015

General

albiet
imperfect
infallibility

6.24.2015

Ex Act

(after Covert)

recite -
Alfred Lord --

after -
Ulysses

6.09.2015

MoMA

For lunch
is
NYC

5.14.2015

What becomes you?

What becomes you.

5.12.2015

Perhaps

a
swimmer

5.04.2015

Worse things happen,

Said the blind man,
rolling his die..

4.22.2015

Wish was

Not when was.

4.10.2015

There.

To come back:
Two

3.19.2015

Craft

lost
air

3.04.2015

Find

some
kindness

2.04.2015

Floor

with
shoe.

Find it.

2.02.2015

Be kind

To be.

1.16.2015

Who

is hunting something

1.05.2015

They

Scare
quotes.

12.05.2014

Try Happy

Try.
Happy?

11.25.2014

From the same cloth

Cut

And a Gun

So violent.
Blood everywhere.

10.27.2014

Set

/sit/
(in) side
(de) pression

10.15.2014

After H.M.

The Swimming Pool
with
Women and Monkeys

Stay.

What we are

We ate.

Souls smashed down.

10.09.2014

Matisse

Morocco
more

The Gift

from mother

10.08.2014

You must believe

In reincarnation.

7.22.2014

Be

Kind

5.31.2014

Just

Not
alone.

5.14.2014

Indexes

are
poetry

4.23.2014

Three Words

for
Gordon
Lish

4.02.2014

Silent

big
bang

vast
deep
tone

3.24.2014

Do

something
then
something
else
again

1.25.2014

Important

More
or
less

1.05.2014

He came to the city

We slept in our clothes.

11.28.2013

The Silent Pond

has
no
frogs.

11.25.2013

Concrete

Sculptures
at home

Go

11.20.2013

Sunday

Drone
Window
Painting

11.10.2013

Something

on air

in air
of use

9.19.2013

News

News
Stand
Socks

8.29.2013

Here

Clouds
Sleep

5.28.2013

One need not

Come and go:

Be cheerful

4.15.2013

Twin lights dance

Dance:
Two lights

4.09.2013

Sun blinds

time

4.06.2013

Water

Steel
Beams

4.04.2013

What went before

happened next

3.26.2013

Into words

Take them home
Two words.

3.23.2013

Hold up!

Look,
down.

Oxymoron

Dharma bum