Sunday, August 31, 2008



DIAGRAM


Thirst follows no tunnels, no maps.
Thirst is a harrowed arithmetic, stuttered and freeze-framed.
Thirst is the snake swallowing itself

and we are the pilgrims shedding
a burnt offering, a chastened ember
to glow upon the bed of the tongue
and make stronger.

Thirst is the last word

gone up in flame, easy kindling.

Thirst is a release when nothing is left. Thirst is the dotted line
when you have no name to give.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


MOON

You offer a stream
through towering, misted
elm trees, a shaft
for me to lay my last dance in

All I can ask as I stumble
toward your bone-white light
is forgiveness

Monday, August 18, 2008


SELF-RELIANT PUNCH LINE


no you in fact are
the one where the monkey dreams
he is a monkey

Saturday, August 16, 2008


GOD’S AN INSECT


those starved and bug
eyed ferocious with neglect
who are we to make

Thursday, August 14, 2008


OLD SELL


A mosaic of shattered interfaces!
A being of pure appetite seeking its'
sutured center! A time we said
we were wasting; broken down
to seismic plates and the approximation
of a smile…a billboard, redundant,
leaving off the details of that last mile…

Monday, August 11, 2008


TOTEM-ON-A-STICK


Megalopolis lives inside me! I give forth
a still-born shaken by shame!!
I am a be-all of the end-all
that is currently wrapping up, I am an after-thought, a refrain.
I am everything in a cup I thought

I could drink, I’m empty.
I’m a city, start again…

Friday, August 8, 2008


BIBLE BLACK


by heart and flip through
these skin lisping pages oh
belief i am

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


IDENTITY THEFT


To catch the untrained race of our many personas,

our miraculous familiars, our parade of faces we shed
before the world like flaccid seed shells to begin again?

Monday, August 4, 2008


TOTEM EFFENDE


no problem saying
nothing with seeds split wide and
no you in fact are

Sunday, August 3, 2008


SQUALL


sputter fear paint me
red scurry my eyebrows up
to lightening rods