Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sublurbia


Ah, to be 
A sylvan living in

Sylvania—that carefree 
Sapling spirit never to be

Crushed by the crunch 
Of SUVs driven mad 

By pedestrian poets reeling 
Off their sappy rubber-

Stamped verses crashing 
Into tree after tree after tree. 










Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Guarding the Gates of 'Murica's Hell


Keep a right dead level head, 
Look alive and stay put 
In your proper place, gentlemen— 

Nothing but a lynch mob 
All these years, you thought 
You’d keep me broken, barking 

Your heads off up the wrong tree. 





Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Heads in the Clouds


Watch out you 

Strange, down-to-earthlings— 
Stare at us long enough, 

You’ll start seeing things. 




Monday, July 4, 2016

Adieu to Fancy, My Little Pigeon


So long as the eagle- 
Eyed crow flies 
Straight to the bloody 
Heart of the matter, 
One thing is clear, 
Dear—that lovey-dovey 
Pair of ash-grey neophyte 
Doves preening on 
The edge 
Of that buckling, 
Pale red-tiled roof 
Of the derelict, 
Decaying house 
Across the street 
Cooing you-ah-you 
Won’t be preening 
There for long. 


Friday, July 1, 2016

Heralds




angelic                     lights

           approaching


from                       all directions

             darkness           soon


                              imploding

from one still

                     fluttering within.