Saturday, November 28, 2020

Words to that Effect

Sky blue bow tie, red pepper kicks.
Black smoke, white vapor.
Pencil skirt, per diem.
Key card, Juliet balcony.
Government issued photo i.d.

Hell yes. Hell yes.
Challenge accepted.
This is between us.
Thou camest unto me beautiful.
A warrior flanked by two lions rampant.

The Gambia vs. Japan.
From launch to docking.
Ravishing and redundant.
More positions than a symphony orchestra.
And no such thing as “a little.”

By the time the twirling started things had already
Spun wildly out of control.
Third stage separation and orbital insertion.
Whatever you’re doing keep doing it
She said, or words to that effect.

Bodies arched like double Dutch ropes
Turning with hot, unremitting abandon.
Gonna use my arms
Gonna use my legs
Gonna use my style

PvP, battle for mission control.
Three hours, twice around the world.
Booster stage burn off.
We have confirmation of the operation of our modes.
Parachuting to conclusion in a butterfly preserve.

(refs: Thus Spake Zarathrustra, Gilgamesh, Brass in Pocket)

 

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

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Living the Dream

 
Many things good are happen to me
And never use a rude words. 

I don’t came all that way to Vegas this time.
My swallow returned to Capo.

It’s the golden age of used furniture!
This salsa just got out of escrow.

I got the beats I need.
Genetic markers SO on point!

Triage with Jakarta, Carlsbad Caverns
And Buckingham Palace.

All these thing are the last straw
That shape up my dream.

You so much beautiful.
I really joy to see you soon.

There’s never been a better time.
Right?


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

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Recently in Head Light

 









I’m among the stable of bloggers for Head Light at Write Up The Road.

Here are four of my recent posts from that site:

Poetry Selection 1

Poetry Selection 2

Poetry Selection 3

And another from the Choice Bits series.

 

© 2020 Randy Stark

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


Saturday, November 14, 2020

Straight Up, Bro


Instagram sensations singing
Of merch and movie tie-ins,
Of search engine optimization,
Of lab grown meat and food bank cheese.
This is the era in which we find ourselves.

Outbreaks of wisdom become click bait.
Mythic, research-driven, multiplatform
Birds speak in stage whispers,
Tweeting about Twitter,
Translated back into English from Thai.

Well OK so what I’m saying is
In any time of enormous upheaval
There is always a bit of like, Really?
But also kind of not sometimes,
And I’m like, Huh, I’m like Right?

So sign up for your toolkit,
Relax in spa-like comfort,
Get your gorgeous on.
And receive a 12% increase in self-esteem.
A good memory admits you and a guest. 

 

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

 

 

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Mega Roll


HUMAN BEING

Brought me here.


CITY & STATE

Online trolls disrupt UCLA classes.
Well, that was cool while it lasted.
New cases, more deaths.
Masks, gloves increasingly littering L.A.
(L.A. Times, 10/11/2020, B3)


TWO LAST CHANCES

Upgrade to blueberry.
Stay connected to your friends.


AT POINT PLAYA LOMA VISTA GROVE VILLAGE HEIGHTS

My driveway is cleaner than it’s ever been.


MEGA ROLL

Soft and ultra strong.


POSSIBLE TRAVEL DELAYS

Manila.
Rome.


THE ACADEMY

Cool. My brother went to the academy.


ARTIST

She drew me
To her work.


DO YOU FAST

And do low carbs,
Or just whatever?


OPEN WATER SWIMMER

Working remotely.


Schrödinger's CAT

It’s just one more meme to me.


INTELLIGENT SOLUTIONS

Even if half the stuff she does seems like the wrong thing happened,
It’s better than lighting your face on fire to keep insects away.


TULSAN

I’m a man of my word, she said.
I just can’t remember what I said
Or who I’ve told.


AND NOW LET’S ALL PLAY WHAT’S MY LINE?

Blindfolds in place panel?


© 2020 Randy Stark

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


Saturday, October 31, 2020

La Times

ON SUNDAY

ppcocaine vs. Frank Gehry.
Spinoff.
On center ice.
Arguably the world’s greatest food city.
It’s still unclear who is No. 1.


THE PACKAGE OF BEEF JERKY

Is this it?
No that’s chips.


INTERCESSION

But when that didn’t happen
I’m like oh maybe,
So I started looking in my car.
I thought maybe it was in my car.


THAT SMELLS REALLY GOOD

Smells like my guy’s cologne.
He’s a tree guy.
Earbuds dangling.
But it’s more than just the tree.
If it were just the tree
That’d be one thing.


THE BANK FORECLOSES ON BARBIE’S DEAMHOUSE

Lightning jumps out from behind the couch.
Helicopters hover motherfuckaciously.


IT’S WEIRD BECAUSE

Well like
That time in Pismo.


JUST WHEN EVERYTHING’S A MILESTONE

Shit I don’t have my phone.


IT USED TO BE A CARL’S JR.

But they turned it into a Señor Phở.


HOW TO BE AN INFLUENCER

Shake that booty pie!

 




© 2020 Randy Stark

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

 

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Sugar From a Special Box

“In Joe Bradon’s confused and angry mind he knew something was wrong. Special lunches. Sugar from a special box. It had to mean something.” 


Written by Bob Mitchell, narrated by Art Gilmore, from “Highway Patrol” Season 2, Episode 36, “Narcotics,” aired June 10, 1957.









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