Monthly Archives: February 2021

is a canker

Toadeater Madness Stop thinking out of your flask, and drink-in some sense for a change. Guttural palavering bridges no connection another caring human can manage. What you say? Lickspittles to madness. Stop posturing. Your people are burning toddler’s wooden blocks … Continue reading

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dig a pony

Two of Us I just dug a pony… and dig about for blue plastic soldiers. I’m digging up around my backyard and my neighbor comes outside to see what I’m doing. We live in a duplex. I in the south … Continue reading

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of our delusion

overload captives of our own conditioning we must short circuit the fuses we must smoke ourselves out of our delusion or nothing will cleanse us “No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them.” — … Continue reading

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between sharpened incisors

Envoi / Envoy I would like this poem  to be an envoy — Bearing a gap-toothed smile between sharpened incisors … What I’m Reading, or: What I Just Finished Reading (a continuing series) A Dialogue / James Baldwin & Nikki … Continue reading

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for cannon fodder

surely someone you can tease out a great chain of being based on that? I will not eat my rabbit pellets as prescribed, I will eat meat. Give me a definition as long as is the body of what I … Continue reading

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white as death

Agonal Haiku Snow falls white as death Fumes exhaust the dying earth Black rime limns the ice “it’s a question of power which we must wield if it is not to be wielded against us” — Nikki Giovanni / “Love … Continue reading

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hash mark clusters (redux)

Notebooks She hated blank pages like she hated the blankness of her life. So she began by making marks – large, loose, gestural sweeps on the page. She then shifted from elongated serpentines to dense clusters of hash marks on … Continue reading

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poorer version of

Bitter Usually as a sacrilege, I stood on my head and peed into my own mouth as a chimpanzee might on bikini night promotionals. There are jobs — and then there are the odd messes of oddnesses. Working two jobs … Continue reading

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mosquitos and gnats

Muzzy Always the muzz of mosquitos and gnats about our heads. Blurs of barbaric pantaloons held in sanguine suasion and selective editing of those who would never fit the guidelines established by the groaning masses of under effect. Pleased to … Continue reading

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unseen film screens

Lean Times When I tire I sleep on a patch of rocks where our library once stood. Early the next day I walk back to the complex — to my cell smelling of urine and fear. I love my little … Continue reading

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