Monday, August 31, 2015

strolling


they continued strolling
strolling about the city
the city
the sunless city
as ordinary as any


they continued strolling
down the steps


the long steep steps
to the sea
to sleep
to sleep on the sand
by the poison sea

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

now



with a tilt of her head
her curly-blonde head
and the wink of an eye
an eye
as blue and blank as the sky
she stopped
and she knelt
to pick up the belt
the shiny black belt
and she said

with a smile

you're gonna get it
now
motherfucker

Friday, May 29, 2015

angel baby



i've been studying 
the biker 
outlaw lifestyle
since i was twelve. 

i'm fifteen now

i've researched a lot 
of motorcycle 
clubs

my favorite is the almighty 

HELLS ANGELS

as soon as i get 
my motorcycle license 
and get 
my harley street bob
you can bet 
your sweet ass 
i'm gonna be
a prospect 

doing whatever it takes 
TO BE 
a part of the greatest 
BROTHERHOOD
of all time

Friday, January 16, 2015

trusted



i trusted you
she said

i hate you
she said

please help me
she said

i've been stabbed

gashed chest
abdomen
legs

asked 
who did this

my best friends
she said

i trusted 

i hate 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

18



commenting on 
the cold 
she shivered

pulled the cord
once, twice

the outboard
thrummed 

mist hovered

thickly forested hillside

rust roof's
dab 

receded 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

zelda



it was a house
as she'd never seen

rich
but not garish

sumptuous yet simple

stamped in refinement

the furnishings 
uniformly graceful 
elegant

it was a house
where culture dwelt with wealth
in repose

it was a house
as she'd never seen

it was a house

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

the cereal aisle


in the deathly gaudy
cereal aisle
i paused
scanned
to see if anyone still
made
wheat puffs

bottom shelf
store brand

i put two in the cart

hoping

to somehow

return to that little kitchen
worn linoleum floor
in that little apartment
way west
50th street
way west
so long ago
way west
when the entire world
was

when the entire world
was

when the entire world
was

fresh