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Hydro-Man and Sandman fell in love summoned up a silty flood made their baby out of mud thicker than radioactive blood stronger than any man or spider coin flip as their gend...


7 days ago

the real folk blues

now I’m no John Henry but I am a still-driven man and I’m no Paul Bunyan but I’m standing as tall as I can I’m no Johnny Apples still I’m sewing the seeds of my plans I...


September 20, 2022

sometimes

sometimes you defecate and you just defecate you ate some food and what was left had to go it happens and you move on it’s just part of your day that’s just part of life you barely remember i...


August 30, 2022

an agnostic's prayer

wear me out, Lord give me that at least make this confusing life so exhausting that when it all comes to an end when I finally lay dying I will be so fucking tired I will be...


August 06, 2022

aug 6

I don’t have a “Memory Palace” so much as a “Memory Scrambled Pay-Per-View Channel” where I kind of look at a swirl of vaguely shaped colors and, like, let my imagination sort of freestyle rap-...


July 11, 2022

your morning reminder

this is the life you get hunting for socks and belts when you don’t even want to be awake but you still have to be awake this is the life you get there are no servants or hand-maidens or ...


June 29, 2022

american tune

Jesus Christ the guy so nice His heart so full of love His love so great He could only hate all His shitty fan-clubs


June 21, 2022

drained

you yell his name when you go for three shooting trash into the wastebasket at your job she yells his name waking up from another nightmare from the horrible things he did to her even t...


June 07, 2022

today

a downpour is fine give it a few minutes it will wear itself out a sprinkling can be kind of refreshing reminding you why it’s so nice to be dry but there’s nothing quite as gloomy as...


May 25, 2022

annuals & perennials

Once, upon a violet No garden-standard rose Deserving subtle poetries No common purple prose Distinct from all the others From yearning face to rooted toes Stretching from...


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 07, 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 25, 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 09, 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 08, 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 03, 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 29, 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 24, 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...


Book Description

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