Saturday, August 1, 2020

Teevee Nooz


Teevee nooz beatna pony dead.

Delivered a video to the head.

The treehouse is out of order.

The senate stands aghast.

The penguin took a knee.

The president is an ass.



I swallowed the story hook

Line and fast breeder reactor.

From pillow to blogpost,

A ghost aghast,

From chill pill to kill pill;

People of the old bullion unmasked.



All the news that travels fast

On T-shirts, Twitter, Instagram

Tasked with upskilled Q&A:

What I mean by dis is: Wassa dat?

A lapless low cut pattern interrupt?

A laugh track for the Stanley Cup?



My scene and modes of mattering

And this mandate ugly inside turned out

Draw decidedly back to amoeba existence.

Now my good credit don’t mean shit.

I’m not comfortable using my left foot for shoves.

Now who the fuck is this?



Weatherman calling for crinkle cut fries,

Crape myrtle trees, platform shoes.

There you have it. but not your size.

Mazy plot, frame out of true,

Whole black beans, green chiles diced,

I am that I am, now back to you.



 
© 2020 Randy Stark

Please visit my website at www.randystark.com and my page at Write Up The Road.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Grandma's Handsome Boy

I wanted to just peace out at home with a couple of winged seraphim,
OJT for heaven,
Advancing to sainthood in a titubatory list,
Walking On Sunshine roses,
Lucky 8 yellow freestone peaches,
No next day grogginess.

An aluminum ladder being moved.
An iron gate clanging shut.
Kids laughing and shrieking.
Concerto for crickets, ceiling fans,
Bassoon and low strings.
Wind going through the morphology of leaves.

But then Mission control
Collapses like a marionette.
Automatic weaponry: phump phump phump.
From Thai to Peruvian to Italian.
The expectatious jackals move in.
Spark plugs play hummingbirds.

Grandma’s handsome boy,
Flaxen wig upon his head,
Tired after ten acres of mowing,
Carpe diem to refill the dog’s water bowl.
Retweeted lawn signs.
Texts, tercets, Ted talks.

Farewells and bye y’alls.
Better angels playing steam calliopes.
Phlebotomists capping vials.
Screen caps making land.
Bejeweled emergency vehicles.
The future going straight to voicemail.


© 2020 Randy Stark
Please visit my website at www.randystark.com and my page at Write Up The Road.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Say Hello to Everybody for Me

GROOMED TO BE A BOMBARDIER

Wasn’t vibing it.
Thought OK look.
Ended up a butterfly.


FROM PREMIUM TO PRO

Go deep or don’t go.


DAWN

It takes like 24 hours to reset.


VENTRILOQUIST WORKING SOLO

Missed my connecting flight.


PASSIVE LAWN

Activists decry.


HONEY

You have to wait for grandma.


SURVEILLANCE

A super healthy salad.


DEEP KIMCHI

Officials warn.


ALL OF A SUDDEN HE DISAPPEARS

His girlfriend is like calling me.


COMMENTS ARE CLOSED

But trackbacks and pingbacks are open.


WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF TWO

Poets of poetry
Renown being
From Needles?


MORE CAKE

Trouble in the world,
Another forkful of cake.
More trouble, more cake.
Look at that! More cake!
Is there any more cake?


SCARY MUSIC

Strange that Rover didn’t come running out.
It’s not like him not to greet me.
He’s always happy to see me when I get home from work.


THE MOUNTAINS ARE TRAVELING

Plus somebody moved the lake.


SAY HELLO TO EVERYBODY FOR ME

I said Say hello to everybody for me.


© 2020 Randy Stark

Please visit my website at www.randystark.com and my page at Write Up The Road.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Review

I have not retired.
I landed here
Like the London Bridge landed in Lake Havasu City.

My marital status has not changed.
One minute I am a man of constant scowling
The next judging the Ultimate Sexy Booty Contest.

I have not had a significant change in wealth.
I am half-Croatian, half-Kokopelli,
Whole head of the Joint Task Force on Pranks and Activism.

No children or grandchildren have been born, yet
Like ancient artisans who constructed their own apparatuses
For big butt home workouts it sort of makes me wonder.


© 2020 Randy Stark
Please visit my website at www.randystark.com and my page at Write Up The Road.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

What I Will Miss


Farm cats drinking behind God’s back.
Brush rabbits zagging and zigging
A rooster screeches like bad brakes
The lawn sprinklers hissing
The sound of zippers, the sound of the towels.
People out and about like French fries.
Peacekeepers at a masked ball
While a cuteness coup d’etat ensues at the
Intellectual discount center where
Bats are back working the dusk, demand be damned.
And they’ve thought of everything.

I’ll miss the tiny circus performers riding tiny bikes
Across a rope stretched tight between two posts,
Except no bike, no rope.
Or the way concrete attracts motorized vehicles
To scratch its itches, using ingenuity and antics.
Mushrooms so ugly they’re cute.
A school of spoons drying on drainboard
Gorgeous pomegranates.
Stars and planets.
An abbreviated moon reflected in the windshield.
Banyan trees and buttressed roots.

That’s one hundred percent my story
But then like, you know, I mean
I think and I’m pretty sure
Most I’ll miss Ms. Tul√≥vat Thulin,
Her tocaya, and the twins
Laidlaw and Ludlow,
Madame Bonnie, Mrs. Strong,
And other year round garden performers,
Black, Asian, Latino, White, Fuchsia,
Just…gone
…gone…



Please visit my website at www.randystark.com and my page at Write Up The Road.


Wednesday, July 15, 2020

It's We Went Up There, Me and the Boys and Uncle Augie Week


It’s the Fiesta of Transcultural Syncretics.
It’s Breaking Silent Witness Palooza.
You guys switch off Kindles? I think that’s cute.
Welcome to the Kindle Switch Off Show.
People being field dressed can be seen at the annual
Smoking Guts on the Green Festival.
Just after the Zinc Awareness Expo.

Cast Iron Skillet Day is the first Monday of every other month.
Organizational Dementia Meet and Greet is Tuesday.
It’s a Tribute to Sovereigns, Sinners, and Saving Graces on Wednesday.
Nonspecific Sadness of Special Collections is every third Thursday.
The Courtship of Beeves is celebrated every fourth Friday.
Then it’s Wood Helicopter Appreciation Saturday.
And the George Washington’s Teeth Jamboree starts Sunday.


© 2020 Randy Stark
Please visit my website at www.randystark.com and my page at Write Up The Road.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Feral Chihuahuas (Rated N for Nasty)


THE WORLD’S DEADLIEST ASSASSIN

Deeply troubled and ultra modern.
Brno based.


RESISTANCE PAUSE

Each to his own.


PROTEST

Enjoy!


A NEXT GENERATION INFLUENCER

Post super neo.


THOSE WITH THE CUTEST MASKS

Usually have the cutest pussies.


A LIVE DOCTOR

YouTube-ated me.


BLACK LIVES MATTER

Yes, they do.


UPCOMING RELEASES

Statement pieces.


MIDWAY THROUGH THE PLEDGE DRIVE

Feral Chihuahuas.


SITUATIONAL AWARENESS

The gentleman’s toilet time has expired.


VIRUS

Pronounced vee-rus.


WHITE PRIVILEGE

I prefer yellow, brown and red.
Sorry white and black: you lose.


EVERY ELECTION

I try to wrap my head
Around another bunch of fails.


NEGATIVE WHITE PRIVILEGE

Being targeted for not being of color.


YEAH I HEARD YOU THE FIRST TIME YOU SAID IT

It’s brilliant
I hope you win a local Emmy for it.


UNDERSERVED

Saturated with identity.


MILITANT

Resilient.


MY PERSONAL KIND OF THOUGHT PROCESS

Her pussy and this dick.


OUT AFTER CURFEW

It don’t get near dark enough near early enough.


TRUCK STOP CANDY

Session restoration.


DO THE SEMI-DECENT THING

Now that she’s passed away
Stop jacking off to her pictures.


I REMEMBER 30 YEARS AGO IN COLLEGE A GUY

He majored in masculinity with a white cis toxic emphasis.
Do not approach.


Please visit my website at www.randystark.com and my page at Write Up The Road.