*All poetry is original, unless stated otherwise.
I experimented with writing
With my left hand, yesterday
My vision began to slant
Sideways and oppositeways
The strict, severe lines
Of unbroken boundary and communication
Became crooked and unsure of themselves
Blurry and abstract, at best
I cannot go back
Here they come
Baby, how’s your credit?
baby, why are you answering rhetorical questions?
Silly baby, look here, I have your bank statement
Your shit don’t look so good
Kiddo, you don’t have time to pack
It’s time to go.
You cannot not answer that door
You cannot not pay for all that excess shit
Kiddo, and it don’t look so good
You know, if they can’t get it back
The money that tasted so good
That you don’t have
They will take it from your body, drain it from your soul.
MAY WE PRESENT THE PENALTY MENU:
FOR UNDER TEN DOLLARS OWED, FINGERS AND TOES
FINGERS AND TOES, ALL OF THEM
FOR ELEVEN DOLLARS OR OVER, EITHER OVARY
YOUR CHOICE, WE’LL WORK WITH YOU
WE’LL WORK IT OUT, WE’LL TAKE IT OFF
EVERY DOLLAR OVER TWENTY, YOUR NOSE
LEFT THEN RIGHT
LEFT THEN RIGHT
Was it worth it?
Time to go.
I have this dear friend
A small pebble
No bigger than a dime
Who is faced with the decision
To be beautiful and loved by all,
To be beautiful and loved by some,
To be beautiful and loved only by itself.
I have advised this pebble, my friend,
To concern itself less with the artifice of being
And to focus on the fulfilment of expression
Spanning the entirety of the spectrum
From great to good,
From bad to worse.
I have advised
My pebbly friend,
Expect no reward.(2 months ago)
Your eyes betray a desired depth
That is beyond your capacity
And I am sorry
That I cannot help but flinch away
At your desperately grasping emptiness
That long ago absorbed my love
And turned it into particles
Just light enough, that at the merest touch
Could blow away
And dissapear(2 months ago) 2 notes
Whenever I get an idea for a poem that I’m pleased with,
I impulsively begin compulsively picking my right nostril.
I wonder how long this has been going on.(3 months ago)