Monday, August 30, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Causal Connection

That

Someone casually discovered
The missing link

Had always been missing, now
That was something

Everyone had cause
To miss.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Saying Goodbye to Good Old Terra Firma

Mind set

on fanciful flight,
how on earth

were you expected
to venture

out in the dead of night
to stare

stupefied

at quivering firmament,
dumb feet planted firmly

there.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Gesture

voices

of the few we've loved so
far

from us, nothing
matters but this

touch.

(from Sentences, 1976)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Cur, the Bitch, and the Doggerel Writing Son of a Bitch

All you rabid fans of shoddy, shaggy dog poems—are you foaming at the mouth for lack of sustenance? Dig no further, I say, for the end of your suffering is just a mouse click away. Sic 'em!

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Bookie

Someone desperate says This is a stickup,
Your money or your life. Given
The choice, which would you

Choose? What a stupid question
I can hear you saying,
My life, of course. I say

Five will get you ten, friend,
Your life’s not worth
A plugged nickel.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Swinery

Pigs wallow in

Filth because it makes them
Feel clean

And good, we feel good
And clean only when

We throw it.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Early Evening Reality Show

At nightfall
The owl

Perches on
The television

Aerial

And waits until
It can give

Last night’s lucky
Survivor the reception

It needs.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Epidemic

Stopped

In their tracks,
Imagine

Everyone catching
Poetry’s magic

As if it were simply
Another case of common

Affliction.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Like a Mermaid in Air

When asked if she knew how

To swim, that naked
Six-year-old sylph surprised us

By showing her breast-
Stroke as she glided

The light fantastic
Over grandma’s

Blue-tiled kitchen floor.