Sunday, September 21, 2014


Everyone I thought I could never die died
I am next I suppose
In this long line of stars leaking gas fading out
But the sheiks fill their tanks from their pumps of unlimited supply
And a coming sunrise is rumored
As the prospering vile rule the night

Saturday, September 13, 2014


What did I learn today
About the world and forward progress?
The means that guide the new age
Chopping enemies heads off
Blowing selves up
Nuclear warheads
Work camps
For those
Who don’t learn their lessons well
At school

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Dallas Afternoon 
Orpheus cried
And the satyrs all fell
That day when the sky
Went black 
A myth with no moral
A town with no compass
And now there is no
Turning back

The slate is now blank
A new morning has dawned
Without a Rousseau
Or a Locke

Time claps its hands
And the heroes disband
But forever it stands
One o’clock


Who goes there?
In the night with a sheet
Hiding blood in the brain
On the cross
On the hood
In the street?

Friday, July 26, 2013


Thing of beauty yes you are
But what is beauty anyway
Here to be tossed on the sea and disavowed by man
Because beauty surely cannot go away with him
On the long descent down
To the sterling abyss
In the deep of the ocean
Lies a home on the floor
Where you cry

Friday, July 12, 2013


Glittering and almost there
Is retrospect
I can feel the wave and smell your hair
In retrospect
So close and yet it never bends
This time of mine that never ends
So much I could have done with you
But my world has been cleft in two
In retrospect

Monday, June 10, 2013

Fast Food

Some cow somewhere
Maybe Nebraska, maybe Oklahoma
Suffered savagely so I could be satisfied
A slice of him inside me
So neatly arranged on some rack he was
Valuable innards lined up like jewels,
Miscellaneous organs like eyes discarded
And I unconsciously join the culture of deadness
Dead as the cow, dead as the blade,
Dead as a link on a chain
Dead as the single-file consumers of deadness
Growing more plastic, convenient, and deader
Every day with every real meal deal that goes down