Saturday, April 29, 2017

After the Failed Coup

WHO TOLD YOU?

Did I tell you?


AND THEN

And then.
Oh yeah.
And then.


YEAH

So I mean.
You know.


SO UH SO UH

But.


I THINK

I mean.


IT’S SIMPLE

All you have to do.


AND AFTER

After like.


IT’S ESSENTIALLY

You know.
Right?


WE

We actually.
We had.


NOT TO USE THIS

As a window frame but look.
How pretty.


SO THE TWO OF YOU

And what would you.


WELL THAT AND UH

Oh yes oh yes oh yes.


THAT IS UNBELIEVABLE

When you think about it.


BUT IT WAS FUNNY

I was like wait.


OUT PAST

Almost to.


IT WAS ACTUALLY

No that’s.


I GUESS DECORATIVE

I don’t know.


AFTER THE FAILED COUP

She and the boys and Jaida.


I CALLED HER

And I told her I said
And I even told Lulu
And Lulu agrees with me.


SO SHE SAID

You know.
She said.


YEAH BUT THE THING IS

Oh I thought she.


YOU KNOW LIKE

She goes.


WELL YEAH

His is, too.
Except.


LIKE WITH US

Whenever there’s.
We always.


I THINK I THOUGHT

I kind of knew.



Saturday, April 22, 2017

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Chapters 10 and 11

Chapter 10:  The Cunning Little Linguist

IF WORDS TOOK OFF FOR THE SEASON

Sound would be clip art.


SAID THE CUNNING LITTLE LINGUIST

Enshowered.
Exfoliatively so.


I HAD JUST GOTTEN SOBER

So it was 5 years ago.


REALITY

Super silky.
Super soft.


THE SOLAR SYSTEM

Hey go with it dude.


LATE GETTING HOME FROM WORK

Schemata No.8-21.


BLURB

A terrific sort of
Debut
If you like
In a sense
To me.


I KIND OF WENT HUH?

It’s just the one page.


HE CALLED IT A PLEASURE AND A HALF

He asked me if I knew anybody.


THREE PAGES

Edited down to one.
Which was blank.


IT’S AMAZING

And so.


WELL I DID IT

But I don't know.


Chapter 11:  The Chambray Shirt

RAIN TRAFFIC

Bassinets of spray.


REST STOP

Hauled millions of washers and dryers over the years.


MATTRESS BONFIRES CRASH A DESERT NIGHT

It brings a lot of things to your head.
Hell I don’t owe frickin’ nobody nothing.


SO YEAH OK AS I SIT HERE

Remembering back in the day
New Mexico.


THE WALK TO THE MECHANICAL GARDEN

Tswee tswee tswee.
Snicksnick.
Whistle, peep.
Tseep tseep tseep.


THE CHAMBRAY SHIRT

It gives me mixed feelings.




Saturday, April 8, 2017

Butterfly Canyon

TENNIS IN DUBAI

I can’t even touch the ball
Without it going out.
Erghrgh.


A YEAR

At least a year.


CROATIAN CULTURAL WORKERS

Celebrity lookalikes.


MOBY-DICK THE BIRD

It’ll make you tingle.


TWO PEOPLE

One works for the Peanut Council.


FARM 1915

Donkey.
Two horses.
Junk in the yard.


ADORERS

Like knives to sheep.


NAKED GARDENING

Got your mind right, Adam?
Got your mind right, Eve?


MY BABY

She left me.


SCYTHE

If I’d’ve had one
I’d’ve been unable to wield it.


WRAPAROUND

Five people five days a week for five weeks.


TURKEY BREAST

Premium shaved.
Oven roasted.


PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS

Within minutes.


TRAFFIC FINES

Doubled in
Construction zones.


GUILTY CONSCIENCE

Carrying a plastic bag filled with dog shit.


GUSTY WINDS

Ahead.


ALASKA

Very.
Uh.
Outdoorsy.


THE CATHOLIC RELIGION

Which I am.


BUTTERFLY CANYON

White utility truck.
Ladder racks and built-in sideboxes.


TIME

The Devil’s footprint.
That bitch Lucifer.


PHOTONS

Throw them in your salad.


MODERN LANGUAGE

Prefix = work.
Suffix = beach.


LICHEN GROWING ON ROCK

Scatter plot of happiness.


POST COLONIAL AND QUEER THEORY

A fair amount.


STALL #480

Sundials.
Censers.
Sconces.



Saturday, April 1, 2017

Thane of Valle Vista

HUMMINGBIRD BREWERY

Growlers and squealers.
Swedish meatballs.


I WAS THINKING

You might want to take a run out there with me.


I LIKE BEING STUPID

Flapping my gums
About fucking nothing.


A WHOLE SORT OF

Sequences and definitions in the original tongues.
Management reserves all rights.
The coincidences are not coincidental.
Type thing.


RANDY STARK

Returns to his seed and nut house upbringing.


HIT UNLIMITED SKIPS

I was raised in a commune.
A sect dedicated to unfinished business.


I’M GOING LIKE THIS BECAUSE

That’s the way it’s shaped.


THANE OF VALLE VISTA

Working on a ten-ton couplet.
A happiness manual.
Surrealism in an indoor hammock.
A concordance of minstrels and danseurs.
Shapes and colors I’ve come to trust.
Birdsong as navigatory delight.
Sales and marketing in battle rattle.
Solar powered lubricants.
Say hello to sunset and tangerine.
Love just walloped me.
Her grace rocking leathers.
Dividing the waters from the subatomic rugby.


SHE WAS ELECTRA AND SALOME

And one of the amazing Brunhildas of our time.


HOW YA DOIN’ BABY?

You look kind of pale.
I hear it rained hard the last day of the fair.


WAITING FOR THE PROVENANCE TO BE VERIFIED

In my complete lobo-ness, lobo-ocity,
A crisp visage,
But a heart of Kevlar,
Unaccommodating to
Young and gorgeous experimenters,
Stopping not at singularity,
Exploding beyond,
Like wild salmon,
Cans and cans and
Cans of wild salmon
At the food bank.


ULTRA METAPHYSICS

Where why who what how.
The fuck.


THEY HAD LIKE A MODEL

Sleek lines.
Organic textures.
Warm wood accents.
High-tech touches.


DO YOU LOVE ME?

Yes.
No.
(Check one.)


DO YOU LOVE ME?

Head on.
Rear end.
T-bone.
(Check one.)


GOING GREAT

Already been a year.


AND YOU KNOW AND DAMN

This stuff is chingón.