TRUTH IS LIFE IS

Truth is life is… Road kill and passing cars Nothing more than jaws full Of ragged sharp teeth Always gnashing slobber and hot breath At the base of your neck Waiting for that one little misstep Trip up just enough For the maw to catch up To consume devour Grow bigger stronger On the grinding…

HOT WHEELS

Hot Wheels race tracks Safety orange Synthetic snap back cracks Laid across the backs Of Ass and legs Insured That I learned From past mistakes That was the last Christmas That I had any interest In Hot Wheels Or Matchbox Or cars in general Generally Speaking With the exception of the General Lee And the…

AND YOU TOLD ME

And you told me (reminded me) of Hunger- how far these seeds have wandered have spread. So few words left to grow our garden choking upon tough weeds leather skin clad skeletons hung in closets of the mind We are the tenets of the Yesterday dream lost drifting away like gossamer in the fierce sun…

DOG TAILS IN PARADISE

The Gun promised paradise in the pale moonlight parables stuttered in the wind no wise men to answer the riddles or to guide us past the burning street lamps A baby and mother both cry as she presses child to a dry tit of desperation that once carried the milk of paradise while somewhere a…

2.5 GRAMS OF HASH

head like cotton concern past and forgotten I’m not even here I’m not even human I don’t exist; lost in a different brand new unexplored dimension number 7 of the 10 string theory like an acoustic guitar like ancient Hindu texts that read like German physicists does anyone know the name of the cat in…

CIRCLES

Walk on fire Walk through the fire Burning Walk on fire like a Morningstar Supernova burst bust Blow apart at the seams Light up the whole universe Till everyone screams with awareness Sudden clarity like flash point Burn out the eyes of lies Be the big bang and recreate the cosmos Recreate existence Recreate god…

CIGARETTES

Light the cigarette That I’m supposed to have quit Now suddenly Dams broken Words come flowing Where they had been dried up Stopped up Left to rust Blocked by medication and the Break Of ritual The heat against my face The swirling smoke around my head Like the bouncing thoughts Playing the Devil’s pinball Behind…

GETTING RICH (a dog’s story)

“One these days I’m gonna get rich from playing the lottery But for now I’m counting up my money One penny after another Put them all together now I got three dollar enough for 40oz amber bottle of pleasure and maybe a cheap cigar” he would holler chest stuck out full of Johnny Courage and…

YOU CAN’T HUG A MEMORY

I have this picture of my father It’s one of my favorites He is standing next to a small waterfall On a bridge Over a river wearing his ball cap And fishing vest With his pole in his hand ready to go The peace in his smile and eyes in this photo Are priceless They…

LESSONS OF MARS AND VENUS

“Would ya look at the shitter on that critter” “I would sooo defile that whore…” “Show me ya tits bitch” “You know the dumb cunt likes it rough; don’t’cha dirty girl” “Look how she walks, man she’s begging for it” “I can already taste that” “Old enough to bleed, old enough to breed” “She’s a…

POET IN THE MIRROR

I hate my kind Goddamned poets Every last fucking one of us So convinced of our own greatness So convinced That we got the right answer So very skilled in wearing purple robes And calling it humility Hypocrites Last panelist on the pandering list Listing over educated lack of experience Under the title of life…

CHEESEBURGER

The half eaten Cheeseburger was inviting More inviting Than the shame of the children’s laughter Scornful cruelty French fries and drinks thrown at me Have a complete meal at Mickey D’s Said the teenage demi gods of hope Those bright shining moments Just before the cherry is popped before the first eye gets socked Before…