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talk soup

the grammar alt-right are just as bad as regular old grammar Nazis but a lot dumber the Soup Alt-Right is just as bad as the Soup Nazi except he’s just microwaving Campbells Chicken and Stars...


I can’t find a middle name for Charlie Brown ruining my joke about him being bullied past the point of breaking and assassinating his hero the baseball player Joe Schlabotnik always being ca...


6 days ago

mirage-a-trois

as long as you keep navigating by the mirage of perfection that stays at the horizon no matter how fast you can run you are never going to get to the good stuff that is actually here to be fou...


stop smashing all my pots, Link what are you hoping to accomplish? stop smashing all my pots, Link they were very expensive stop smashing all my pots, Link what does smashing my pots up hav...


6 days ago

cause and effect

yes, a single flap of a butterfly’s wing can down a chain of causal dominoes trigger off a hurricane a continent away but that’s not why the butterfly flaps any triggering of butterfly effect...


you don’t plant a seed only because you think you’ll live to see it in full bloom or because you think that your grandchildren will do the same if you think those are the reasons why a...


January 03, 2019

the god and I

hope kept fair and kind by compassion kept humane and honest by compassion kept grounded to earth by compassion compassion renewed when exhausted by hope illuminated in winter darkne...


January 03, 2019

calendar

I have got a calendar full of therapy appointments and open mic night reminders as if there is a difference as if there is a difference between those two kinds of things


January 02, 2019

january bare

angels guarding wings of argent hearts so ardent winter never came the snow fell then melted right away without our months under its blanket for wounds to heal for autumn leav...


December 30, 2018

a very normal afterlife

once, there was a very normal boy so normal he was born in Normal, Illinois he was born at a very normal time Monday afternoon at half-past-five and he was normal ev...


December 23, 2018

miracles

there are miracles but they’re even rarer than we could ever care to admit there are miracles but they don’t come on command there are miracles but sometimes we don’t see the...


December 19, 2018

throwing shade

you all stand in the shadow of great men and great women who’ve passed yes but not famous folk you’ll never know not giants granting autographs at best you rather stand inside t...


December 19, 2018

ceaseless winter

it’s that certain kind of snow powdery and light but ceaseless it’s slow but seeming infinite as if it will just never stop as though God realized the mistake of this planet, this time and ...


December 19, 2018

me, I want a hula hoop

music producer David Seville, according to police reports snapped last night under the pressure of churning out the hits he broke into the recording studio at three in the morning with s...


I often think on how much of my personal culture is based on growing up during Early Cable Days when it was just the local network channels and the three New York City independent supers...


December 19, 2018

flyover

I’ve lived in the city that cannot sleep (no matter how many drugs it takes to try and get there) I’ve lived in the city lost inside dreams of itself (having eaten the lotus flower and drift...


December 19, 2018

glitter in the dark

between the cold hard almost dreary almost-frozen rain the not-yet-solstice endless obscured twilight night and all the houses with their fancy new-ish LED projector garish Christmas lights ...


December 19, 2018

a book of revelations

a gender reveal party where the middle of the cake is a guitar amplifier and everyone’s confused until the “g” falls off to reveal the word “Fender” and then the pregnant woman deafens t...


November 24, 2018

hell is a gun

the devil’s emissaries on our earth are the gun once there were too many of us running around here the devil had his hands full the devil couldn’t keep up with all our petty things so the de...


November 24, 2018

love love love

love will not come down as a conquering warrior love will not come as some pretty twenty-four frame-per-second blur animated by the flicker love will come to you in rags as if a refugee love...


November 24, 2018

ten lines on a woman

she wears the nightsky’s dark and stars as were it a cloak about her shoulders valkyrie, flaxen, honeyed-yellow hair not nearly as awkward as she believes boundless enthusiasm balanced ou...


November 14, 2018

its beginning to look a lot

we’re not saying that we’re SURPRISED its snowing in Northern NY in November we’re just stating it’s terrible that it is which is completely and utterly true if you got kicked in the nuts ...


November 14, 2018

the deep end

I tell the lady “I’ll have the chicken on this terrible fast food salad GRILLED thankyouverymuch” always makes me feel like an Olympic sprinter “salad dressing? How about LITE VINAIGRETTE?” ...


November 14, 2018

cusp

the thing about this time of year early november when the snows have come but haven’t stuck around for good thusfar is those few green things that haven’t wilted yet that aren’t hanging in a...


November 14, 2018

the math (such as it is)

the remainder, indivisible that which gets left behind because it didn’t know how to divide Solomon’s kids left out to writhe exposed to wolves and snow and rain as none would deign to forsake...


Book Description

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