Saturday, July 15, 2017

Light, Beauty and Curb Appeal

SUPERHERO STRENGTH

In less time than it takes to steal mail.


WINTER

Fearing the sun won’t rise.
Fearing it will.


HOUSE OF GRACE

Vouchers for free play.


RED RYDER BB GUN

Perfect for shooting birds off the solar panels.


WORLD ELITE GIRLS’ PRESCHOOL ACADEMY

Lady Warriors.


SINK HOLE

Province of Manitoba gone.


GOAL

High sudsing lubricity.
And a swirl-free finish.


THE RANDY STARK COLLECTION

That shit nasty.


BABY PUMA

Likes to be pet.


SNAIL TRAIL

Silly City Metro map.


THREE MUSES

Light, Beauty and Curb Appeal.


SACRIFICE

What it does is it
Puts runners in
Scoring position.


OPEN FACE SANDWICH

Crying its eyes out.


ULTIMATE FIGHTING

Hummingbird division.


PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE SUICIDE

Standing in a dry arroyo waiting for a flash flood.


THINGS OF THAT NATURE

A pod of oil tankers.
A litter of asphalt finishers.


STARRY NIGHT

A billion lenders eager to approve you.


OPEN MIND


Open swim.



Saturday, July 8, 2017

Lines Written at a Small Distance from Here


SHE’S FROM UTAH

Grew up Methodist.


SWEET 16 AT HOME

But outside wow: there was a lot of counting.


ONE OF THOSE KIND OF YOU KNOW

Damn a bitch is in a hurry types.


ROCKING RUBY HEELS AT STONEHENGE

Super spellbound by pumpkins and bean stalks.


SHE WAS MARRIED TO BUD O’NEIL’S YOUNGEST BOY

Branch.


YOU KNOW BUD O’NEIL

He and his brother have that adult book store.


BEEN THERE FOREVER

Seems like.


BRANCH WAS A SWINGING BOY

Well liked.


YEAH THEY DID STUFF BUT

Stolen vehicle burning in a riverbed.
Shots being fired from a vehicle fleeing the scene.


HELL SHE AND SATAN

Was praying together at the gas pump at Qwik-Korner.


SO WITH NO FORMAL TRAINING IN ANYTHING

I decided to turn everything on its head in a major way.


I’VE ALWAYS BRISTLED AT THE NOTION

Of an amorphous ontology.


I STARTED A FOUNDATION

I became a proud sponsor.


OF LIKE ALL TIME RIGHT?

Which is pretty cool right?


I KEPT SAYING

Hey come on.


PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER FOR THE

Lunch meat loyalty credit.


THAT STARTER BUTTON?

Tell you what you do.


WORKS WITH YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

To help you rebecome the person you were.


FOR A SOFTER CLEAN

Just use the classic 1 cup formula.


BIGGER, FASTER, STRONGER

Younger, fresher, more awake.


YOUR SOFA

Your way.


THE WHOLE IDEA BEHIND

Those hard to reach areas.


ADJUSTABLE COMFORT

This ain’t no game.


THE BEAUTY OF IT

Carbon captures and lyric passages.


IT IS IN YOUR CORNER

It is on your side.
It allows you to dial in a realistic like-new look.


AND YOU KNOW

We don’t use fertilizer.


ORDER NOW AND AVOID

Major heartbreak.


COME SAY HI

Earn points.


BUT YEAH

I’m a bad girl.



Saturday, July 1, 2017

Triple Feature: “He Still Fly” and “Kindly Be Seated Until Your Name is Called” plus “No One Should be Invisible in America”

He Still Fly

I THOUGHT JOHNNY HAD CALLED YOUSEF

So I called.
And he was there.


HE STILL FLY

Yousef.


HERE’S THE DEAL

Mac and Stringer get there on Friday.
Me and Yousef want to get there by Saturday.


HE BEEN KILLING IT LATELY

His shit underrated.


MAC AND STRINGER ARE TAKING THE TRAIN

Me and Yousef are driving.


HE KILLED IT SO SMOOTH

Left my heart breathless.


THAT’S THE WAY WE KIND OF LOOK AT IT

His shit still dope.


I TOLD THEM I SAID

He slayed that shit.


AS LONG AS THE NUMBERS ARE RIGHT

Who cares?


YEAH HE DOES

Big time.


Kindly Be Seated Until Your Name is Called

BUT NORMALLY YEAH

He just likes to wear makeup.
Florice get off the floor.


NO I AM

Multi lingo.


SO

She said.


THAT’S WHAT I MEAN LIKE

I understand when it comes to quantum systems.
But that was like ridiculous.


ARE THEY TELLING HIM TO

Where’s your shoes?


I NEVER HAD BOLTS IN THERE

I’ve got bolts in there now.


SHE PUT THE HOUSE ON THE MARKET

Moved in with her daughter and son-in-law.


HE IS A CHARMER AND A RARE SPECIES

He already had melted me to debris.


ONE HUNDRED PERCENT

I totally do.


HEY STOP IT NOW

Stay close to mama.


I HAVE A CUSTOMER THAT

She grows them.


BUT WHAT’S SAD IS

No I'm saying.


YEAH NO I DID BUT

Well just like that one lady.


IT’S GOTTEN TO WHERE

If you are not successfully managing your depression
You do not want to be living in this city.


I DID THE UH

Profitability one.


AT THE TIME WHEN COME TO YOU DESTINY

You can have a saving for what you needs ares.


THEY HAVE ONE OF GEL

A gel one.


IT DEPENDS UPON WHO YOU FOLLOW

Show me your friends, I’ll show you your future.


WHAT HAPPENED IS

It got postponed.


I’LL QUIT

I’ll fucking quit, dude.


ISN’T THAT SO MEAN?

Flat out mean.


THERE I WAS

I’m just like oh my goodness.


No One Should be Invisible in America

HOW ABOUT A BIG GLAXO WELLCOME FOR

Randy Stark!


SHE REACHED OUT TO ME AND SAID HEY

No one should be invisible in America.


TWO EXCLUSIVE OFFERS JUST FOR YOU

Randy Stark.


EARN UNLIMITED TRAVEL REWARDS

Earn more points.
Earn more free nights.
Plus, no annual fee.


BE THERE

In no time at all.


OH LOOK

I’m already here.


RANDY

Travel on your terms.


ENJOY MORE PERKS

Plus year round recognition.


DEAR RANDY STARK

Congratulations.


www.randystark.com



Saturday, June 24, 2017

Demotic Spackle, Extra Fancy...with Polyvocality!

A KIND OF

So then.
So then.


TWO MISSED CALLS

How’d that happen?


WE HAVE THE UH

You know.


NO I HAVE I HAVE

I just.


MOST OF THEM ANYMORE

Are made in.


IT WOULD PROBABLY BE

I guess like.


WELL THE BEST ONE IS

And forgive me.


THERE HAD TO BE

A kind of overarching.


THEY PUT SCREWS IN

You’ll see the screws in there.


THIS GUY WE GOT NOW

He you know he.


MY BIGGEST THING IS

Nowdays.


IT SAID

What did it say?


I SWEAR

When I was.


WHAT YOU DO

Is you.


PLEASE

Until they uh.


AND I COULD THROW

Fuck yeah.
I could even throw.


AND PLEASE

Check to see if the uh.


THE PROBLEM IS

You know what?


I FEEL SO BAD

He’s been so good.


SINCE WE HAVE THE OFFICIAL

You know like file.


THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID

She said they were awaiting moderation.


EVEN AFTER YOU’VE THOUGHT OF EVERYTHING

Imagine what can happen.


SHE KEPT CALLING AND TEXTING

Talking about.


OK NO YEAH

The red one.


SOMETIMES PEOPLE HERE DO IT

They say well.


SO LIKE I FINALLY CALLED

And I said hey.



Saturday, June 17, 2017

Choice Bits


I

HE SAID TO ME

You remember when your ex-wife Darla
Stood by a fire pit and a dog howled at her?
I said no, I don’t remember that.


HE JUST LOOKED AT ME

And shrugged his shoulders.


II

INSERT GOAL POST HERE

Say good bye to stubborn fat.


CELEBRATE LOBSTER

All month long!


BATTLE!

Go all the way.
All the way to the top.
All the way.
All the way.
Oh so close.



III

I’M A BIG BELIEVER

In listening.
To my body.


I FEEL REALLY GOOD

About myself.


TO BE PERFECTLY HONEST

There never was
Like a formal
Iterative becoming.


AND ALL OF A SUDDEN

Two towhees come running.


I REMEMBER IN MY HEAD THINKING

Oh wow.



IIII

THIS IS THE THING

This is like.


WELL LIKE YOU SAID YEAH

You get there and it’s fucking like.


I THINK IT’S ALSO LIKE YEAH

As far as like.


SO THIS IS ACTUALLY

Going to be a thing?



V

MY MIND IS A HOUSE

Of non-reflecting mirrors.


I SAT THERE

And watched them do it.



VI

THEM

We’re them.


NO EXACTLY

That’s what I’m saying.



Saturday, June 10, 2017

Based in Beirut and Zagreb

FOR 20 YEARS IT’S BEEN THAT WAY

I usually don’t worry about it too much.


WE NEED SOME EXTRA ACCENT FURNITURE

And some art to hang.


I NEVER USE MINE EITHER

Mine’s in there.


I LIKE THE ONE

He got the thing for.


WHEN I BRING IT BACK IN

I’m still going to get taxed on it.


SMOOTH

No gaps.


I WAS LOOKING AT THE ONE

And yeah.


GO UP AND DOWN WITH IT

Tight.


NO BUT I

Yes.
History.


YOU COULD DO THAT

Or just go ahead and put the tarp over it.


I KNOW UM YEAH

Mine got hacked.


WHAT SO YEAH

I mean.


SEE WHAT

You think.


THE PLACES I’VE LIVED

Most of them.
Aren’t there anymore.


YOU KNOW WHAT

I hate to tell you.


DID YOU LOOK IT UP?

I know you called Habib.


IT’S IMPOSSIBLE

To lay as low as I really need to.


YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT I WOULD DO?

Those good tarps will last.
So get a good tarp.


DO YOU KNOW WHY YOU’RE HERE?

Most people don’t.


WAIT A MINUTE

Who dumped who?


HE’S LIKE UM

I’m like.


THE WHAT OH

Right.


I’M GOING NO NO

I don’t think so.


HE IS

That’s him.


I FEEL LIKE

I mean.


THEY ARE

So anyway yeah.


I WAS LIKE ONE

There was too much.
And two like.


WELL I UH

Yeah.


IT COULD

Well yeah.
It is.


NO THERE

What.
Yeah.


THIS AND THAT AND

A million other things.


THAT’S SO PERFECT

I love it.


CAN YOU OR ANYONE ELSE EXPLAIN

What the fuck everyone is talking about?


IT’S A FLUID UH

A fluid agenda.




Saturday, June 3, 2017

Dope Ring Smashed

MORE NEWS

I'm.
Yeah.


OH YOU DID

Even though it was.


I DIDN'T SEE IT

Until just now.


SOMEHOW I FIGURED

And I’m like.


IT CAN BE ANYTHING

That’s what the news is saying.


DOPE RING SMASHED

Woman named Man of the Year.


YOU’RE NEVER TOO DRUNK TO MAKE A NEW BATCH OF HUMMINGBIRD JUICE

That’s what my daughter told me.


I THINK TECHNICALLY

I mean.


BUT IT IS JUST LIKE

You know.


OK

Oh yeah.


REMEMBER LAST YEAR

Because it won’t.


OK UM

So you’re the one with the daughter?


NEVER TOLD US WHERE WE WERE

What we were supposed to do.
Nothing.


I JUST HAD TO MAKE UP MY MIND THAT YES

I’m OK with it.


OH I KNOW

Yeah no.


AND ACTUALLY WOUND UP

Well I mean.


I CALLED THEM

I said hey.
I said uh.


THE PART I DON’T GET

Is.


THEY TOLD ME

They’re like.


OH NO NO

I have the uh.


MY QUESTION I GUESS IS

I love your car by the way.


YEAH WELL WE

There was one person.


THIS IS CLEARLY

I mean for me.


HE WAS FUNNY

That guy.


THE ANSWER’S PRETTY SIMPLE

Well yeah I mean I think.


IT’S THE SAME EVERYWHERE

He did say though he thought.
Actually no.


I KNOW

That’s what I’m saying.


SO THEN LIKE

He um.
Yeah.


AND I ENDED UP WITH OH MAYBE

I want to say.


YOU KNOW

And that’s it.


I’M NOT A HUGE TV WATCHER

But yeah.


SO ANYWAY

You know.
Uh.


I CAUGHT THE LAST

Little bit.


SOMEBODY’S GOING TO SPEND THE NIGHT IN THE ROYAL BEDCHAMBER

It might as well be me.