Friday, May 30, 2014

Sham Battle II

It is a real battle calling it sham
softens blows the nerds need not
bother but instead are free
melting ice caps in the darkened
room of Miss absorbed with blemishes
on her face nine and counting how
did this happen so fast did I sweat
in the ninety degree heat hydrating
seething time maintaining cool

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Sham Battle

What they want to do up courts
I have too much energy he said
to sit in this seat and watch
Disappearing Ice on our globe
the dirty mush bringing sun down
swiss cheese holes all melting up
slammed through the ages releasing
ancient air tiny bubbles into our
hair where does it go lungs all

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


A rainbow split the day in two
separate days each appealing
one without all the color
and one with extra shimmering
thrown in there would be tea
waiting at home later on I could
dismiss this fact but it is the only
thing that keeps me noticing

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Sugar Data

Girl Friday speaking of my system
my language another day frilled numbers
made up on the spot or else over a long
period of time either out of the box or inside
rooms of it reams it collapses as more gets
added plays out over time long ago now

Saturday, May 24, 2014

If I May

If I might
have the words
to complete

to follow

Friday, May 23, 2014

Dada's Girl

Slipped the knot untied the vine
flew the cooped-up carpeted box
called house called home a desert
of rocks creosote and sand creeping
in at night under the window sill
front door a fine powder just a neat
line so easy to disturb forgotten about
until tomorrow could we be your kids
if you bring us food a party why not
why not I promise I will not create
anything not even know I am there

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Make It Last

To go back look again feel what was there
in the dark cave little air dust what was brought along
suddenly new and modern looking gear best left
outside the questions they ask do not require answers
it is you they are examining not what you say especially
your answers are all wrong what you include in them
they are reworded to suit the question and this isn't done
by you but by them the shift not noticeable at first but
then quite obvious by the end of two hours only thinking
this person would be better off learning keyboarding
learning anything else but how to be cheerful powerful

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Minus Sign Magnet

What else was there to do?  Staring
staring wishing it would all return
come back and fill in the places
but everything would be different
then who would run the ballet who
would practice their legwork set aside
time for it all mostly it looked normal
as it would on any planet but it was
some other place all together this was
not what it seemed where nobody belonged
except just to pass through promise to come
back sometime during  another season 
steadily on thoughts nights gorgeous air
a silky ocean something to live for

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Cave Deposits

What happened in dusty Hidden Cave
following the lake shore as it left
forever Fallon's mannequins
protected from the sun shirts on
shirts off the past goes where it will
without them without their circle

I read the report
predictions active and passive
another way to cook the data
save it for later something HQ
hadn't foreseen--
this extreme recycling
saving what had been gathered
from far off earlier that day

Monday, May 19, 2014

Lake Poker Face

It was quiet clear the lake haunted
everything even at night there was
little relief after a year of thinking
different levels angles views how
could we leave it as such without
even a backwards glance graduate
to dreams goals objectives follow
a plan make the others proud soon

Data Report: Ancient Lake Lahontan

About the sky
larger than the land
if that seems possible
anything could be
dry music
boats nets
baskets catching
sailors wait now
at the lone shore
their castings quiet
looking down
into the tomb
gaze across the water

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Slow On The Take

A lot happened around the sink
draining not moving that's what
it was like there back then yes
they said not to gather any just
enjoy the beauty so fleeting
anyway at home they don't look
the same wilt quickly glass jar
noticeable happiness all over
life happened irrigation ditches
as swimming pools grasses fine
structures for studying life the time

Friday, May 16, 2014

The Waterbabies

Their haven we stare and stare
still can't see no eyes will tell
remember terrible tale legs
tangled pulled down their long
teeth blue skin lots of hair do we
know them no words all data lost
watery chamber of fear of dust why
is the place so satisfying nobody else
knows what's there what lurks swims
stealing away underneath the ancient sea
haunting having haunted the land up above
their analysis upside down reaching
for comprehend instead of create

Thursday, May 15, 2014


Dead mirror sky door
glow we call very round
I did not call the town
by its real name it was
a mimic of my mind my
thinking a body almost
mine where I lived moving

Each day the glint grows
too much to photograph
what did you fall in love with
was it someone or some place
thing just beyond direct reach
what grows could be harvested
cut or left as is what will it be

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

What Say

You that to which I did it was so bright
moon a spotlight into the room it was
not night at all but a kind of day there
sliced up everything longer than usual
without squat sun sitting on it all
slipping behind doors even windows
blinking straight ahead moved
over to remain there next to nothing

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Got the Google

Google got the google in me
maybe only lots of goo
what happened to the other
how did it go? away
slipped by the details

what is interesting now it could be
the grocery list the cooler the facts
about the calendar today's newspaper

Saturday, May 10, 2014

My Fallen Colleagues

They cared too much were too hands-on
during the nuclear winter of corporate takeover.

     The school had never seemed shabbier
slapped together as it was, in the winding town
of false fronts
unsightly backs.
     The town mistook itself, over and over,
for touristy.
     It was a homeless hub.  Heroin kits
found in the bathroom of the tiny library
war veterans from near and far spending the night
finding dry spots under the small boardwalk. 

It didn't seem to matter
how often or how little a situation grew
right smack in the path of the current outbreak
escaping from the volcano up slope.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Spirit Call

they are speaking but we can't hear what sounds nonsense even to the others to them it must be said it must be screeched growled sung all together and alone at night moon sun specially during the dancing if you ask what it means nobody knows only that it must be given away to those who don't get it are treated with love or else ignored or else eaten wounded running away is also a choice in what they call the kingdom why it must come to this nothing remains definite just as a tree is sugar flowers so turned to the sky look here blurring what is between cages the orchard walls are high climb them meet there with a torch or use the moon to see 

Thursday, May 8, 2014


Wait awhile see if
it is alive
foamy then ready
shadows small

in the cool spots
luxurious air
simmers down
wraps over
the tired couch

driving through ghosts
of  big trees
hauled away forever
hear about exotic
botanical drawings
from not so long ago

remembered canopies
spots where  lava
went around
left a small hole

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


How it's been what is what
turned under soil heavy potential
for the new garden ordered from
far away across water past waves
handle it frantic or not at all
always was a strange activity
others accepted as eccentric
at best and dangerous otherwise
some are symbols and some not

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Data Snafu

Numerals too hot to touch viscous
until slow air other poured places maybe
somewhat broken in two leggy
digits misread unreadable collapsed
now lumpy useless not until much later
will anyone see any use somewhat
almost Rye Crisps clattering over

The team decides everything
which ones are impeding the process
tallies outcomes targets
what is crumpled what remains
shut in the file cabinet jammed shut
kids pounded it when the sub was here
when I drank a Snapple a small drama

Monday, May 5, 2014

Common Corporate Bastards

In the land of the free the brave
change quite individual or that
anniversary shock back again

to take the blame silliness
creeping nagging doubt fills in
feed the belly loss eats itself full

clouds their ideas swift
how it can relate in time in space
other ones shouting attack or else
leaving poetry behind for other things
in the library just across the way
target evidence redundancies
bite me a big one check me off

Sunday, May 4, 2014


A minute passed
well maybe more
than a minute
along the way
I blinked only once
in my dream
far away the volcano
rumbles close considering
how the crow flies
or flew I could see
so clearly but not for long
just enough to catch
the drift of things

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Ohne Feste Wohnsitz

Grateful for the stamp
on your ID
the OFW says
you can get this and this
tobacco chocolate
on Christmas Eve
before sleeping cold
underneath the city
just passing through
worshipping the sun
worshipping the moon
drinking it all in

Friday, May 2, 2014


Reliable dreams sure steady
your friends guide you there
to the demon's breakfast of fruit
yogurt and death so shadowy
only the outlines make sense
some kind of music tinkling
in the background of your life
crowded with messy covered
in gravy smothered green

Resist! Innovate! Translate!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Rainbow Eucalyptus

Surprise what is buried underneath
chunks of cheese somehow attached
inside their tombs sporting felted hats
feathers all the trappings of movement
remember the animals the wind their
hooves their wings up above traveling

their ferrets patiently part of the scene
in the give and take take take take take