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April 02, 2022

b-sides

yeah, it’s snowin’ on Raton but we got things to do in Denver now that we’re both dead the time spent in Los Ang-elease like desperadoes ‘neath the eaves are gone and s...


March 21, 2022

stranded

there used to be showhouses oh God, there were showhouses glittering temples to popular arts first built for the rich jackasses but quickly redeveloped for the masses less...


March 08, 2022

empathy for the devil

you can look at the works of the writer Ayn Rand and only see the soullessness the monstrous frothings the bile and cruelty because of course they’re all there on those pages...


February 05, 2022

law and love

law is a crude cudgel wielded by enforcers by desperate beggars at the behest of rich cowards for a half of a crumb off the top of some scion’s engorgement unearned inheritance ...


you know how the first time someone sees a Baby Ruth bar they assume it must be named after baseball star Babe Ruth then someone speaks up and says “well actually it’s named afte...


January 26, 2022

significance

in your other life you would still hurt you would just have to pretend more that you didn’t in your other life you would still have lost who you’ve lost you would have just sha...


January 25, 2022

living with the dead

spectres following through each night all this could’ve been yours had the price been right but your dream bids they all went over as if crimson not four-leaf clover sp...


January 10, 2022

imaginary cake song

I want the love of a danger-haired e-girl I want to live in the Wonderland Zoo a god that styles his hair in a spit curl and Bonaroo from a hot air balloon I want to watch hol...


January 09, 2022

fifty-two

fifty two miles to empty fifty two miles an hour fifty nine minutes to go or so until it loses power and I can’t help but kind of want it and I can’t help to hope it just ends and I ca...


gilgamesh he really tried his best but still enkidu stayed down in his early grave theseus he went straight to pieces but he still came on back twice into the waves icarus left be...


December 09, 2021

down on paper

simply a courier an errand boy merely messenger inside these emboldened new roman times of mild recline and wild decline and you have gotten yours and I too once almost had mine ...


December 04, 2021

the statue of theseus

how many times must we bust ourselves into pieces refilling the scars with gold like that japanese pottery until we are instead a perfect golden image of who we used to be and a...


November 30, 2021

listlessness

(ambiguity your) bread and butter (always bringing home the) bacon milk (it for as long as you can) (it’s your money and your) life (don’t let them know your) secret (that yo...


November 25, 2021

eating money

when the bastards found out that they couldn’t eat money that their yachts couldn’t love them fine suits couldn’t fend off the plague they doubled-down on their stupidity...


November 22, 2021

the man behind the mask

in diminished amazement the everbrooding Batman witnessed Clark Kent resurrect yet again as happens so often for the two of them as well as all of the goddamn Superfriends de...


November 21, 2021

letters about numbered days

driving over the underpass a manual for the automatic sitting up atop underpants it’s the moving stationery still making memory dance Betty Boop will reminisce for old Beatrice Bopo...


November 18, 2021

meaning

meaning is a puzzle box a children’s game a part we all play meaning is a cheap parlor trick a sumptuous tasting menu a lie that we always betray meaning is constructed over t...


November 17, 2021

good plan sometimes

STARTING POINT: HOME Calculating… calculating… GO FORWARD THROUGH SCHOOL (you are so gifted, you are so talented) (you can have whatever you want) (you can be whoever you want) ...


November 17, 2021

synthesis

You are taught, we are taught, in America, from a very young age that we are the heroes in our own stories. That’s why we’re so good at making villains here, in America, everyone raised to believ...


November 15, 2021

word word word

(again, the formatting of this one doesn’t work in prosebox. imagine all the changes) They say that fortune favours the bracketed-B but I live in bracketed-I and so what of me? I am hopelessly le...


November 15, 2021

over time

Dave Brubeck took five so why not I? he laid down the beat transcribed the vibe he heard in the street some place some time I liked his conceit I took my try Dave Brubeck took five so why not...


November 15, 2021

mad liberties with shelley

I met a (Noun) from an (Adjective) land, who said “Two (Adjective) and (Adjective) legs of stone stand in the (Type-Of-Location). Near them on the sand, Half (Past-Tense-Verb), a shattered (Noun)...


November 13, 2021

recipe for disaster

First, to start, for the sake of art, get yourself one (1) broken heart. Now, put both (2) bare hands in and shred that whole mess finely apart. But this recipe is not merely grief and bluster. I...


November 12, 2021

warning label

Life (ergosum evanscentium) is not for everyone. Side effects made include: heartbreak of the psoriasis, heartbreak, mood swings, sleepless nights, brief fits of euphoria, anxiety, depression, yo...


November 09, 2021

today's crosswords (edit)

( I was trying to post a poem that riffed on lists. PB keeps trying to put it into a properly numeric list. Imagine the word numbers as numerals to complete the vibe.) ACROSS One. Rubicon Crossed...


Book Description

these are first-drafts of my newer poems.
some of them will be great, some will be awful.
most will be okay.