CARTOONS

I was real young 6 maybe 7 Watching Hannah-Barbara cartoons It was after Thundar the Barbarian With his magical sun sword But before Captain Caveman Would come on You had the Super Friends All the DC heroes Right there On black and white TV I would mess With the rabbit ears And coat hanger Twist…

TRUTH 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…

I STILL LIKE THE MUSIC THOUGH

On the radio Like a late sixties breeze Crawling King Snake slithers around words The original first generation EMO Shedding skin like life in a Paris bathtub New born as a new age rock god Again “I am the Lizard King, I can do anything” A bored proclamation Born from spirits Trapped ghosts Amber line…

CHRISTMAS IN MODESTO 30 YEARS AGO

It was Christmas time and the oil lanterns Threw strange mongrel shadows Across the walls Of the little one bedroom apartment The oven was a warm harbor Of love and safety We had three or four lamps going in the kitchen Little brother and I at the table Cookie sheet of baked Homemade play-dough Christmas…

CANNING IN FARMINGTON

We would set out early After a hard breakfast of whatever was left From last night’s sacrifice Shoes strapped tight Socks pulled up high Ball caps pulled low School backpacks on our backs Trash bags in each hand Walking along the long country roads Watching the ditches for cans and bottles Once we saw a…

LUMMOX 3

Hey WorkCrew; Lummox 3 has dropped! Get your copy, you will not regret it. Rd Armstrong has done it again. bringing together some of the best poetry from around the country;  along with interviews and reviews,will be found in these pages. I’ll be picking up my copies tonight at the Stay Gallery in Downey, Ca.…

MARS VS VENUS

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 you dirty girl” “Look how she walks, man she’s begging for it” “I can already taste that” “Old enough to bleed,…

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…

ROLL OVER

  I do this Late at night I do this Perverse mental masturbation I do this All these thoughts I aint supposed to think I do all this thinking about what we could be If we could get it together and get to being one another with all these things together being things together Grand…

MY FIRST GIG

So in 2010 I got back in touch with my friend, Mike “The Poet” Sonksen. He’s from the neighborhood. We went to Artesia High together, both of us in the honors and AP English classes. Anyways, Mike had read some of my poems on the Facebook, liked what he saw and we started talking. It…