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I write words, I sometimes get to perform them out, sometimes I'm even paid. And I'm trying to get it right, get it right.

with enough repetition, your flaws become your style

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November 19, 2021

nov 20 in idea barrages

A three-way mash-up of Sublime’s “Badfish” (remember that brief period where alt-rock songs all started with party muttering? good times!) 4 Non-Blondes’ “What’s Up” and Bee Gees’ “I’ve Gotta G...


November 18, 2021

meaning in poetry

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

nov 18 in idea barrages

You would figure “the place where the bugs lay all their eggs” wouldn’t be a name for a food delivery service and yet “grub hub” exists. A weird thing about being a person: nothing teaches le...


“So, why did you study us in two separate disciplines?” I asked Frank, trying to change the subject from my own flaws, foibles, folly. “How do you mean?” “I mean, you taught human music and human...


November 17, 2021

good plan sometimes in poetry

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 16, 2021

synthesis in poetry

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 in poetry

(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

nov 16 in idea barrages

If you start calling ducks “honkies” eventually you are going to get around to some fun conversations. No, the WEIRDEST celebrity mash-up would be Crispin Bale. So apparently facebook doesn...


November 15, 2021

over time in poetry

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 14, 2021

mad liberties with shelley in poetry

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

nov 14 in idea barrages

A reverse “It’s A Wonderful Life” where Chris Pratt is forced to realize he was a better human being as a “failure” stoner beach bum than as a rich and famous actor in deep with a cult. You j...


November 12, 2021

recipe for disaster in poetry

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 in poetry

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 11, 2021

nov 12 in idea barrages

The good news is that the music played in heaven’s waiting room is the theme to TAXI. The bad news is that the music played in hell’s waiting room is “Take It Easy” by the Eagles. So, like, cho...


“And then what happened?” I asked the sasquatch, as he stopped to listen to the distant sounds of people insulting each other in different dialects of Spanish, in the diner’s back-of-house. “That...


November 09, 2021

nov 10 in idea barrages

Only in COVID did we finally fulfill the prediction of “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. One nation, stupid and contagious. A remake of MANOS THE HANDS OF FATE, directed by Guillermo del Torgo and s...


November 09, 2021

today's crosswords (edit) in poetry

( 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...


November 07, 2021

nov 8 in idea barrages

Plot’s uninteresting to me. Character, theme, tone, plot’s just the necessary skeleton they hang off. Do you look at a handsome man or a beautiful woman & think “what a tibia!”? No, you app...


November 05, 2021

nov 6 in idea barrages

In “Rocket Robin Hood” was the female lead “Maid Martian”? It should’ve been, anyway. A Toto “Africa” parody built around the line “Throw bless-ed rain on DRAC-U-LA”. Some people get pretty...


Frank Yetti prefers to say that he is “seven feet tall” in American English, in local measurement vernacular, even though that’s not exactly true. If you put him in the cliché of a general practi...


(imagine it in screenplay format) INTERCUT: EXT. ACTIONS DAY TO – DAY Rarely indicate our true motivation, the actual story of a life. Even though that’s all anyone else can know about us. Even t...


November 03, 2021

nov 4 in idea barrages

Not finding weird exercise VHS or souvenirs from defunct theme-parks I settled on Ferlinghetti for a change of mental pace. The store’s staff asked me to take group pictures of their Halloween ...


November 01, 2021

nov 2 in idea barrages

Celebrity athletes LeBron James and Blake Bortles could make a wine cooler line called Bortles And James. If you’re allergic to book fairs, do they make you go into anascholastic shock? Why...


November 01, 2021

grays and greys in poetry

getting old has not taught me much which shouldn’t be that surprising human beings in general aren’t good at learning things despite claims to the opposite, no, we are better at feeling thi...


October 31, 2021

our national times past in poetry

they love their football so much because it is the last plantation they have left for the cheering Sunday afternoon after bowing to their lily-white Jesus Christs the S...


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