Thursday, March 31, 2016

A Sequence Beginning With Taylor Swift



TAYLOR SWIFT

I live her shoes.


SHE VERY BEATIFUL

I lobe you taylor Swift.


LITERALLY MY ROOM

Is all her.


SHE WAS LOOK SO SWET

People are walkways judging her.


WHY DOSE YOUR SONG BREAK MY HEART?

Why did you die your hair?


I PAUSED IT

Can we change the subject?


A MORNING NO FEWER THAN

And all-purpose blue.
Archipelagos of brake light and lavender.
Kohl rimmed eyes, soft
To the greensward I gamboled.
The sky tattooed with kites.


BUTTERFLIES TUMBLING FROM TOPIARY LIMOUSINES

An accelerated slurring of space and time.


C SPOTS RUN

Troubling doubloons.
Tossed retroactively.
Exclusive triple action.


I GO OH OK

Uh.
Post up.


BUMPER TO BUMPER REROUTED VERBATIM

The whole thing is strange.


THAT’S PRETTY FUCKING BAD

But that’s good though.


LINCOLN

All the way to Fruit.


I FELL TO THE FLOOR

Laughing and crafting.


THAT, BY THE WAY

Is bizarre.


THEY

Is we.
And we are.


WHICH IF YOU’RE NOT

You should be.


WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING?

That your mom makes that you
Love that she makes all the time.


WARM MOIST FLOW

Stand by.


I CAN’T GET THAT MEAT LOAF

Out of my mind.


DOESN’T MATTER WHEN

I ain’t going.


BLOWS IT

Out of the water.


BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN LIKE

It almost seems to me.


MAYBE A SERRANO PEPPER

Chopped.


SOUNDS GOOD

Fax me one over.


THEN WHEN THE INTERNET CAME IN

They got them some real checks.


SAME KIND OF PEOPLE

With the same exact kind of thing.


IF SO

You probably think wow.


THE OTHER POINT I WANTED TO MAKE

Is actually two more points.


AND HE WAS GONE

Down the ladder.
Through the wall.
Between the studs.
And out.


HEY YOU KNOW WHAT

We.
I mean it’s.






Saturday, March 26, 2016

Fantasy for Flute and Piano


YEAH I MEAN

It’s weird because.


ONCE A FIG

Now a fantasy for flute and piano.


DO YOU REMEMBER?

I was like wow.


DEDICATED TO

You and Mrs. Paradise.


I WOULDN’T CALL IT

Plumage exactly.


OH NO

He some type of prodigy?


HEY YEAH I WAS GOING TO SAY

What happened is.


OH MAYBE YOU’RE RIGHT

I never really watched it. 


YEAH GO AHEAD

Yeah.


IT DOES?

But don’t you think.
I mean.


I’M SURE

I guess.
I don’t know.


OH YEAH WE USED TO

We were bad.


 (TURNS TOWARD THE LOGGIA)

I’m really happy for the guys who are catching fish.
It’s been a bad month for garage sales.


YEAH NO I WANT TO

Comfort, encourage, and heal.


UNCLE EDDY

Mind perfectly empty.


ELIMINATED

Adios bubbye.


MISS JOVIALITY

As she is known at the pro shop.


FLUFFY AND FAUX FLUFFY

Embosomed in her thoughts.


LEAVE ‘EM

We’ll come back.


DAYS

They do that to me all the time.
Just zoom by.


ESS

Speedy start.


INSPIRATRAIN

Go big places!


SKELETON CREW

Working on the tracks.


OUT THERE

If not a jungle certainly a zoo.
Enclosures rising into the flyspace.


NONPARTICIPANT OBSERVER

Hiding in the tall grass.


SAVE BIG WHEN YOU BUNDLE

Like that weekend on the cape.
Sleeping disguised as research.


OH THEY FRIEND!

Such an amount of energy!


PERFECTLY POSITIVE IONS

For what seemed like ever.


ONE PETER PAN, TWO PETER PAN

It’s a small town.


SO TOMORROW VERDAD?

Later my dude.



Thursday, March 24, 2016

Fund Raiser



YOU SNUCK IN

I didn’t see you come in.


ABOUT HALF

Thanks.


FIRST WHAT HE SAID WAS

Put it in the salad dressing.
Which he doesn’t even eat salad.


SO YOU DON’T HAVE A PROBLEM

With gophers over at your place?


THAT WAS

Very very um.


EVERY TIME

I don’t mess with what works.


HEY YOU AND ME BOTH KNOW

But you’re right.
I mean look.


I THOUGHT

So it’s.
Oh.


LIKE I SAY

I don’t know.
It’s just.


AT FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD

I kind of did everything.


I HAVE FOUND

Plus it’s all natural.


MAYBE ARCHIBALD BUT HEY

How you going to get to Archibald?


AND END UP WITH ANYWAY YEAH

She’s doing very well.


I GOT MY FISH

He got the beef.
It was wonderful.


THE GIRLS

Which they look like their mother.


YOU CAN

If it’s in your plan.


AND FOR DESSERT

I went woooo!


OH I SAID I SAWED

Through the cord.


MY GOD WE WERE TALKING ABOUT

How good he was yesterday.


THE COTTON

I like the cotton.


I BELIEVE

Things happen for a reason.


THAT’S A HUGE AMOUNT OF MONEY

Just right there.


SO I DO

And she says hey.


INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH

The cabin.


YOU KNOW I KNOW

It doesn’t I think.


THAT’S KIND OF WHAT HAPPENED TO ME

It’s just a headache.


SHE COULDN’T GET HOLD OF

On the phone the guy.


I LOVE SUBTEXT BUT

It just kind of makes you wonder in this economy.


A SUPERB HARPIST IN HIS OWN RIGHT

He has a history of going missing.


THAT’S GOOD ADVICE

Put it like right at the end.
Let it do its thing.





Saturday, March 19, 2016

You Perfect Thing



IN LINE

Joie de vivre.
Esprit de corps.
Coup d’etat.
S’il vous plait.


I WAS BEHIND A GUY

You perfect thing.


PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

A great beat and a ridiculous hook.


THE GUY TOLD ME

I can get you approved.


YES BEAUTIFUL BOY

It’s easy to be brilliant.


YOU WON’T HEAR THIS ANYWHERE ELSE

I’m telling you.


MULTIPLE TIME SIGNATURES

Elaborate drum fills.


YOU SIGN UP

You get approved.


IT’S LIKE A NEW ROME

Every day.


WINNERS LOUNGE

Money in your pantalones.


LISTEN TO WHAT I’M SAYING

I have tremendous brand experience.


LONG STORY SHORT

I got approved.


TURNED MY BOW TIE INTO A YACHT

Saved the day.


AND THAT’S A VERY

So.


YOU PRESENTING YOURSELF

To the wrong party you dislike this shit.


IT’S AN IMPRESSION, OK?

I do impressions.


MIGHT BE A HARD PILL TO SWALLOW

And an end to parallel parking as you know it.


BUT I GAVE UP HALF MEASURES FOR LENT

Ima hit the sky running.
“I will be with you again.”


REAL RESULTS

For a fraction of the cost.


THE PEOPLE I MET TODAY

They report to people.


REFORESTATION PROJECT

20 million trees planted.


BICYCLES FOR KIDS PROJECT

50 million bicycles distributed.


AND YES

200 million Cheesecake Factories set to open.


THIS IS ESPECIALLY EPIC

Beyond must see.


INSTEAD OF FIGHTING FOR SCRAPS IN A FOOD RIOT

You make play dates with celebrities.


SIGN UP

Fly.














Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Break Room at Bogus, Ersatz and Faux



THOMAS FAUX

Is your father-in-law?


GHEEDA SAYS

There’s nothing more fun
Than beating the lights
Of someone out.


AND MY GRAMMA

Sara’s her heart.
She goes I love all my grandchildren the same.
I go no you don’t.
Sara’s your favorite in the whole wide world.


OSCAR’S TIED WITH YUL

They’re both hot as pistols.


DID YOU HEAR THAT?

She just called me Ling Ling.


SIMONE LOOKED SUPER HOT

Everybody went eeeeooohaaah.


HWANG NEUMAN

To be very honest with you.


MOST SEXY SIMONE

Very famous for beauty girl.


DJ ALCHEMY

Plee-zing.


TWO BIRTHDAYS THIS MONTH

Gladys on the 15th.
Peabo on the 23rd.


SHAI’S GOT A GOOD HEAD ON HIS SHOULDERS

But his girlfriend’s got a mouth on her.
Yeah, Andromache.


LOOK DANIELITO

A Mexican oriole.


THE REAL LING LING

Is showing her face.


ARISA QUIT

Pinkie was appointed.


MORETTI AND SONS

Ramona and her boys.


ARMANDO

Look at his hair.


THEIR DAUGHTER ROBIN

And our Robin are called
“The Robins” when they play lacrosse.


SAL IN RECEIVING

Harold at the front desk.
Tina on the third floor.
I’m sure they miss you too, Trixie.


LING LING TEXTED ME THIS MORNING ALREADY

What are you doing today?


MS. WEESHA

Wow chula.


EVE WEARING A FASCINATOR

Signing for joy.


POOR BOONIE

I was talking to Boonie this morning.


MICHAELA?

I thought you said Palmyra.


IZZY?

I don’t know where Izzy is.


HEY DYLAN

Time to get back.


YOU KNOW HOW DARLENE

Feels about Nestor.


BUT EUSEBIO ON THE OTHER HAND

Eusebio doesn’t.


LIKE I WAS SAYING TO FLORICE

Never in my entire life.


I’M SORRY LING LING

This phone.



Saturday, March 12, 2016

El Show Mas Chill


ACADEMIC WRITING

It spoze to be abstruse, dog. 
It spoze to be nasty.


DREAM WRANGLER

Roping imagination, branding fact.


EL SHOW MAS CHILL

Something for everyone.


HAPPINESS

Partner offers arrive.


KITTIWAKES PLAYING WHIPPOORWILLS

It’s better with the sound off. 


MEDS AND LOVERS

Unwanted, unused, or expired.


SOUL REPAIR

Special magic tape.


DECANTER

Heavy breathing.


INSURANCE

Paying for a certain level of not having to give a shit.


VANDALISM

Sidewalk scribbled.
Dark drizzle.
Kernels of glass.


HAPPY DOG

Enslobbered kong.


TOUCAN

Itemized bill.


D├ęcolletage

Leave it to cleavage.


ARCHIVING

Digital nostalgia.


METEOR SHOWER

Sky sprung a leak.


FLIPPER

In the middle of the freeway.


LOBBY

This window closed.
Next window.
This window closed.
Next window.


SITTING IN TRAFFIC

Am I dead yet?


POETRY WAREHOUSE

One extra sestet and two quatrains free with every stanza.


OUR GARDEN

This is our garden.


EXQUISITELY OAFISH THINGS

Manatees.
Hot air balloons.


TWENTY BILLION TRUTHS

Where to seat them.


YARD SALE

Wheel chair
Walker.
Bicycles.
Tricycles.
Stroller.


HUMAN RACE

Certificate of participation.


CHICAGO

There’s a very good Persian restaurant we go to.


LEFTOVERS

Does this smell OK?


HEAVEN’S NEW JOB POSTINGS

Open until filled.
You never know.


OCHO SEGUNDAS

Horn honking.
Door slamming.
Pop Pop Pop.


ADVANCE DIRECTIVE

Bury me with my groove on.







Thursday, March 10, 2016

At a Business Park in Great Falls


HEY UH SO

When it comes to.


YOU KNOW WHAT I NOTICED

And Jayati says she has, too.


ANOTHER IT WASN’T MEANT TO BE

Kind of thing I guess.


OH HE IS

Oh OK.


YOU KNOW IT’S INTERESTING

I asked him.
I said.


I DON’T DISAGREE

But you know what pops into my head?


NOT SUPER OFTEN

Nothing too crazy.


IT’S LIKE I TELL MY DAUGHTER

Don’t keep telling him good job.
Not everything he does is a good job.


I WOULD SAY UH

That uh.


OK LET ME GIVE YOU

Yes.


WHATEVER IS HAPPENING IS HAPPENING

Due to when she left I went back to.


IT WASN’T THAT

It was.
Well.
You know.


SHE ASKED ME THE OTHER DAY

I don’t think so.


YOU KNOW WHAT

Maybe.


WHEN I SAY THAT

I just mean.


YEAH THAT’S A WEIRD

You know.


HE WAS SUCH AN ACCOMPLISHED

Whatever.


YEAH

Really strange.


I WATCHED THE UH

I watched the uh.


I’VE BEEN WANTING TO ASK YOU

I was thinking yesterday.


THE TROUBLE IS

It’s not exactly.


THIS IS THE

I tell you what.


GIVE ME A SECOND

Let me see.
When is.


I REMEMBER

I forget. I’ve got a picture
Of it somewhere.


I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED

But something happened.


WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT

What’s his name?


SHE KNEW SOMEBODY THERE

Tish or Ish or whatever.


BECAUSE LIKE HONESTLY

Deep down.


SO BUT

Wait a second now.


I DON’T THINK

Oh well maybe.


AT ONE POINT I WAS

I mean like.


I HOPE ONE DAY

Ultimately.


GETTING READY FOR THE

You know and then.


SHE’S PINK SHE’S A PINK GIRL

I didn’t want to tell her no.


IT’S LIKE EXTRA MONEY IN YOUR POCKET

Pretty much.


I MAY BE LOOKING AT BLUE SKY

You know.
Type of thing.


TURNS OUT

It was the wrong guy.


I WENT OVER

I got a.
OK listen.


OR MORE THIS BEING THURSDAY

I just want to put that out there.


THAT’S NOT THE POINT

The point is.


OR MAYBE

Were they friends?







Saturday, March 5, 2016

Carnival


GOT A NEW CONTEST GOING

Interaudio projections.
Her rxn was visceral.
Sexual chitchat.
The back and forth.
Heats up again.
Rub lotion on my body.
Type thing.
Fluffy walks off with a prize.


THE PEOPLE ARE GREAT

The cities up here are phenomenal.


FOR NEIL

Everybody’s so happy you’ll be here.
They’re like Neil.


SHE HIT START

Then she put it on silent.


IT’S

That means.


YEAH I KNOW

I got them out of a machine.


KILT A BAR

Now Harare-based.


AND I'M SERIOUSLY THINKING

Of getting me some more.


I PUT IN

Last month for tomorrow off.


LIKE IN THE MOVIES

Birds.
Power tools.


WE AT THE GATE

We fine.


GOING AROUND IN CIRCLES

I been there before.
I’ll be there again.


PRESIDENTIAL MOTORCADE

Dial-a-Ride.


I CAN’T STOP THINKING

She’s going to come by.


IN EUROPE

Do they do the steakhouse thing?


MASKED INVITATION

Reminding all the ladies
So there you go.


HAPHAZARD ARTICULATION

Gae het.
Tay it up.


SUCKS

They’re supposedly building one
In Archibald but it’s on hold.


PIPEFITTERS

Finna have fun.


PROGRESSIVE SLOTS

Anklets on parade.


RIDE HISTORIC TROLLEYS

Ride what?


CALIFORNIA PROMISE

Makes weak signals strong.
Puts money in your pocket.
Sirens run right up to the house.
Hit that mic!


PLAYED OTHELLO

Closed it down.


ONE PEOPLE

One settings.


EN ROUTE

Natural perfection of rocks.
A small grove of mailboxes.


HIS NEED TO UH

Express himself.


HECHO SOLO  PARA TI

(And uh it’s a scherzo.)


UPGRADE TODAY

Plus, call now and ask about.


BAD DECISIONS, GOOD CREDIT

Woman found dead.


I DRUNK THAT

I thought I could fly.


DOCTOR WAS SHOCK

He was puzzle.


I AM SO LANGUISH

I am so sleep.
I wish I find somebody.


I WAS IN PIN

Too much pin.
I was shock.


IT STOPPING YET

And now look.


US THE LONG LINES

A lot go this way.


BIRDS WORK HARD

People work hard.
Who is better of they?


I AM VERY LUCK

Not everybody is so luck.


INEFFICIENTLY DRIVES CRAZY THE ROBOTS

Call me my private line.


THOSE YET TO COME

I wonder where all this people will stay?
You have liking for caves?


I’M HUNGRY

I don’t own any food.


WHAT DID YOU SAID?

What did I did?


HERE SHE COMING

Speak to the devil.


IS TRUE SHE IS DIAGNOSTIFIED WITH

???


I AM SO

Hard broken.


CARNIVAL

He introduced us on the day of yesterday
That we can enjoy the days.









Thursday, March 3, 2016

An Older Neighborhood in Youngstown


WITHOUT THINKING

The window opened.


WARBLERS USING DISTORTION PEDALS

To shred dawn.


DAYLIGHT

Raises trust issues.


CALL IS A FAMILIAR

Fuckyoumotherfucker.
Fuckyoumotherfucker.
Fuckyoumotherfucker.


THE EYE

On the other hand.


APPEARANCE IS REALITY

Or else it’s Vampire Dude From Jupiter.


THE ORCHARD BURSTING

With wheel chairs, walkers,
Bikes, trikes, and strollers.


SUNDIAL

Piss on it and it grows.


FLOWERING SNAKES

Every leaf a screen.


GOPHERS EMERGE

Bearing pineapple-upside-down meds.


EVERYBODY THAT WENT TO SLEEP LAST NIGHT

Didn’t wake up this morning.


MY RULE IS

You figure.
These are my shoes.


MY HAT

This is my hat.


TOWELS

Clean towels.


IN A WORLD WHERE

I don’t know what the devil happened.
I celebrate the plural me.


GIVE ME LIBERTY

And give me death.


AND THAT INCLUDES A CERTIFICATE

But it’s funny because.


THE TAX THING

Then the amnesia thing.


LIKE I SAY

I’m all right with 2+2=5.


FUCKING GODDAM COMPUTER

Can’t ride a horse.


HELL THERE’S BRUTALISM

Now in polka.


WHAT’S INTERESTING

And people need to know this.


THE MIRACLE OF LIFE

Miracle.
Bullshit.


THAT WHICH DOESN’T KILL YOU

Does you a disservice.


THE FAITHFUL

Subsisting on 5-Hour Energy and snow goose jerky.


ANOTHER WAY OF SAYING LISTEN

If it’s not advancing game play, forget it.


AND THAT GOES FOR ALL

Religions with a supreme being.
They live differently than we do, sweetheart.