Friday, May 22, 2015

Alienating the Self


Admit it— 
hard not to 

believe, harder still 
to acknowledge 

a complete stranger. 


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Waking the Dead


You don’t have to 
Sleep on it—not 

As hard as it sounds— 
Silence is the only sound 

They understand. 





Saturday, May 16, 2015

Inner City Clearance Sales


trigger happy neighborhoods
where cops pick up/off kids at will— 

smashed store fronts strip 
mauled bodies busted

corporate person- 
hoods clean up again. 


Monday, May 11, 2015

Two Pro Found Statements


1. 

Give credit where 
Credit is due. 

2. 

The world owes you 
Nothing 

You can bank on 
That, too. 


Friday, May 8, 2015

Trying to Make Sense out of Nothing


What is it that makes people write poems? 
It’s nothing you can see or smell, nothing 
You can taste or touch or hear— 

Hidden in the formless recesses of nowhere, 
Whatever it is, it takes all our senses aback 
If and when we coax it out of there. 





Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Springboard


of stream watching

the green wet 
willows dipping in 
to shallow water deep 
enough you think you are 
seeing things down there where 
the branches you look at look 

to be springing roots!