Tuesday, December 27, 2005

...twenty floors for phobias...

stay away
from the Trump Marina
Casino Buffet

but do redeem
from the Wheel
of Fortune machine.

We were not
the only Duo
on that spot.

We walk high
cocksure stride
and close the night.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Thursday, December 15, 2005

...strike the set...

at midnight, the train will stop
with grandma still in it and she
already paid her fare.

at midnight, it'll be ok
for the piss guy to sleep
across three seats in the station.

at midnight, the bus stop
will stop the bus
and strike the set.

Monday, December 12, 2005

...according to hi how are you...pt. iv...

the fortune cookie
finally what I need to go to sleep

while you were in Nashville
and my thought was lips elsewhere

the cookie reads

be confident in your own lovabilty

now I can go to sleep

thank you Island
and white sauce string beans

Friday, December 09, 2005

...a range life...

I can't settle down

If I would settle down

then I would settle down

Thursday, December 08, 2005


What is in the 29th year
except for dreading
the arrival of the 30th?
I was supposed to die
two years ago
if I was really any good
at playing guitar.

In 29 years, what can be
accounted for
and what can be

This is the problem.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005


Last night,
Sam Beam outscarved me.

Last night,
Sam Beam outbearded me.

Last night,
Sam Beam outsang me.

Last night,
Last night, last night...

Thursday, December 01, 2005

...a late transitions fall from the...

Study the Transition
The Talking Heads of State
not the military song
sung to use time more steadily
studying Chicago Brian’s Isthmus The Black Canyon
Sutra Saxifrage Axis of Justice meetings
Maps of Tuledo and none of New York City
The House Dictionary contains
more words than the other soups The reverse
dictionary was put out by Reader’s Digest
before it was even printed The Simpson's
Harbrace Handbook the theologians battle
over sinking ships bonnaroos and bed knobs
and storm warning cattle drives
Kama Wanglish Comma English
The manual that explains it all
In plain yogurt You go first

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

...in the morning...

I woke up
which truly

I took a practice
coffee, but it spilled.

I made a faux egg, but it lied.

I drove the truck route
which was flooded.

I woke up
which truly

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

...transfer of power...

a $7,200 Toilet

Duke don't duck the shit
in fact he sits in it
and does his Duke-Stirs

Sunday, November 27, 2005

...the ongoing state of the poem....

Selenium Cell

Coiled, for your eyes to see immediately
The glow of the garbage trucks
The immutable metal grind
The stereoed crash of the canister being set down.

In your eyes, this is the event:

Morning’s sounds and the ocular recognition

Blue Birds and blue birds.

Like a calico, sejant-erect, waiting for it to swoop low.
Like a basket’s wicker untaught, thrum’s trap.
Like a cataclysm, but a minor one.

You’ll see. That’s why we have the pictures.