ANATOMY OF DIVORCE

I wanted to She didn’t I did it anyways Now everything is in wreckage Picture frames knocked off walls The television kicked in All the mirrors broken Pictures in the sink burning She wanted to I didn’t She did it anyways Now everything is in wreckage Slapped face and a swollen lip Broken words that…

GETTING RICH (a dogs 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…

GETTING BY ALL RIGHT

I guess things will never be the same now Every since he said goodbye We never saw the aftermath coming Never knew we were high enough up To be able to fall down so low. He left us in ‘08 We were still wishing on stars Complete denial about the reality Of the cancer that…

MILITARY

Lakewood CA; High School Bless your feast with new thought the radio sang soothing discordance even sober it was very sublime, so our bodies went with the flow Presidential campaign across a troubled nation… desert war death so obscene… I came home from school to watch the war on TV I was 16; so very…

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…

SOMETHING IN THE WAY

There is something in the way That I still miss the cold comfort Of your disdain of your ridicule Of the gentle caress of your raptor words There is something in the way That they cut right through to the quick Eager bloody beak pecking away the soul Devouring every last screaming morsel of my…

ROLLER COASTER

Back and forth these emotions flow riding along on currents of tears how I wish I could be more like you so sure and confident nothing ever bothering you Novocain heart and cocaine eyes how I wish I could be more like you looking at the world through distant glass lives tumbled beneath you like…

OPEN LETTER TO ANY WHO WILL LISTEN

  See there is a whole other AMERICA   that lies beneath the surface.   everybody likes to talk about it; act as if they know about it;   they like to say what’s wrong with it they like to breed dissent within it; keep us fighting amongst ourselves never looking at what’s going on…

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…

MISS AMERICA

Miss America You were so beautiful So full of promise Beyond words to describe How bad I feel inside Now when I see you Back in the trailer park With your back bent And your knees all dirty Making the rent Happen before The three day pay or quit What happened to you? Where are…

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,…

PROVOKE

Everyone wants Provocative Until they get Provoked. Once hurt feelings occur The social moral Hysterical Hypocrisy Inquisition Begins… Now the true dilemma Of provocation Begins it’s consumption To burn at the stake A free thought… Or to die daily In the bondage Of cowardice Till you’ve walked ten Miles in my skin You can’t begin…