Saturday, September 8, 2018

Molly I Mean

We came upon a bistro hidden in a paseo off the main drag. The place was filled with local graphic artists, sales reps, union people off to work. We jumped to the open deuce by the window. Our server was rapid and vivacious, apologetic about there being no teaspoons. “I hope it doesn’t affect your spinning,” she said. “I hope it doesn’t ruin your day. Some people it does.” 


SOMETHING SORT OF IGNITED IN ME

I cannot deny what I feel deep down.



I SAW YOU CHECKING HER OUT

My first year at Bard.



WE PROBABLY COULD HAVE GOTTEN A LARGE

And split it.



THERE NEVER WAS LIKE A FORMAL

Unveiling, opening, launch or drop.



I CAN’T DECIDE

Whether I like these shoes or not.



ONCE YOU GET IN THE AIR

Once your feet are like here.



AND I LOVE TELLING PEOPLE TOO

I go then they tried killing him
But he wouldn’t stay dead.



TALKING ABOUT

Contact a different office.



BUT IF I HAVE TO SAY ONE THING

He never aggressed.



MORE PEOPLE HAVE DIED THAN ARE CURRENTLY ALIVE

That could change, but not in my lifetime.



I’VE ALWAYS SAID PAIN IS SATAN

Hella paid.



BUT UH

Well yeah um.



ALL SEATS ARE WINDOW SEATS

I guess is the new theory.



HERE’S THE CATCH

Everything.



I GET THAT YEAH

But the thing is.



HE’S ALL MESTIZAJE

I’m like hmpf.



IT’S SIMPLE

Do not eat contaminated fish.
Choose healthy fish.



THERE FOR AWHILE

I was a loose puck in front of the net.



I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY

Somebody’s gotta be first.



HERE

Like this.



I’M LIKE

No I’m like yeah!



OH THERE’S MILLY

There she is.
Molly I mean.


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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Become One with the Two


An airplane can fly from Thailand to Armenia, 3825 miles, in approximately 15-16 hours. But in Los Angeles, you can walk from Thai Town to Little Armenia in 15-16 seconds.


I’VE TAKEN A MILLION CLASSES

But this is like in-depth.



SHE LEFT FOR FIVE DAYS

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday.
Yeah, five days.



NO THAT’S RULE NUMBER ONE

Brand name skin care.



SPRING 2018

Meter readers making their rounds.
Birds tweeting like a president.



SO UM LET’S SEE

What’s 9 percent of 5.4 billion?



YOU GO OUT MAYBE TWO MILES

After the rest stop.



THREE SOLSTICES

Original.
Suprema.
Deluxe.



SOUTH CHINA SEA

Asia #1 pretty.



90-DAY SUPPLY

Mail order.
Or off the corner.



ONE OF THOSE

Is the same as seven of these.



22 SYLLABLES

Landay.



MASTER LOCK COMBINATION

15-28-18.



TRIPLE HOMICIDE

Police arrest naked suspect.



4 DAYS ONLY TO SAVE!

Doors open at 6 a.m.!



A CLASS FIVE RAPIDS OF INFORMATION

Look at her feed.



6, 17, 29, 31, 44, 59

I don’t know if them are winning numbers or not.



PAGEANT ON THE 32ND FLOOR

More than a few semi-finalists.



SEVEN WHICH IS ACTUALLY EIGHT

Two which is actually nine.



548 BROADWAY

Twelve o’clock Mass.



THEY CALL IT 93 MILLION

It’s more like 92.



HE AIN’T NOTHING BUT FOUR

My grandbaby.



IT WASN’T UNTIL I PUT TWO AND TWO TOGETHER AND CAME UP WITH FIVE

That I became a man.



INFORMED BY

Old Highway 12.



PLANET HOPPING

Save up to 47%.



BECOME ONE

With the two.



CISTERN

First you get yourself a 500-gallon tank.
Then you take and fill it up with 500 gallons of water.



TOP 20 TRENDS

Be the first to comment!



Q3 FORECAST

Six trillion.



FOUR TENS

My work week.



BOX 1 IS DIFFERENT FROM BOX 16?

I don’t know what to tell you.



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Saturday, August 25, 2018

So Of Course Me


YEAH NO DUDE

I’m the special assistant to the obvious.
A one-man charette in favor of the inevitable.



I KICKSTARTED A GO FUND ME

So I could get a sandwich.
A different sandwich, not my usual.



THERE ARE CLEARLY TWO PARTS

Three parts.



I AM EXCITING OF MY FRIEND

She stay like whole month.
It’s depends.



SOME SEEDS SELF SOW IN SANDY SOIL

Some go yard.
Some go oppo.
Some their civil rights get in there.



YOU’RE A MONKEY YES YOU ARE

But why say that to a cat?



FROM WHAT ANABEL WAS TELLING ME

It wasn’t a race.
It was a stampede.



I SAW WHERE

They were saying
Some rain earlier.



IT’S IN MY BLOOD

Nine times out of ten.



I REMEMBER THINKING

Epicycles?



SO OF COURSE ME

I had to mess with it.



SOMETHING BROKE LOOSE

And it decided not to be
A lazuli bunting anymore.



THE WINE WAS SENTIMENTAL IN A CHEAP AND DRAMATIC WAY

I was sitting
Just as I am now
Eating wild game jerky
Wondering what the fuck happened.



THERE’S STILL TIME TO WIN A FREE NIGHT

If you only believe.



HERE COMES A TRAIN

You ever been hit by a train?



BUT THEN AGAIN

I’m not you.



AND SEE THIS IS WHERE

Acupuncture won’t work.



DON’T WANT TO PUSH IT?

I have the playbook.



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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Mind Dump (cont'd)


TODAY’S SHOOT

Interrogates as it unpacks.



INCLUDED IN THIS HOUSEHOLD

Kurdish
Hungarian
Chinese
Indian
Malaysian
Tibetan
Haitian
Korean



HEY YOU BILLIONAIRE!

Time to eat!



WATCH OUT

Crazy old white male.
Coming through.
Half Moe.
Half Dan’l Boone.



THE PRODUCER ARRIVES IN HER PAJAMAS

We’re only in rehearsal, but still.



SLOW DOLLY

She and her friend.



PLEASE REMAIN SEATED

As we sing in reverse.



ACTUALLY

It’s the thing.



THE HARDEST PARTNER RUSHES IN

Mockingly echoing the melismatic passages.



AND THE THING IS THAT

We’re in Sitka.



FROM MY PRIVILEGED POSITIONALITY

I’m just a blood clot away.



ACCORDIONS DO THEY CONCLUDE?

Why? Because they had to?



THERE’S NOTHING ON HIS FEED

So I have no idea.



I JUST WONDER IF
.
Monday in St. Pete
Is today or yesterday?



BUT YOU KNOW RIGHT?

They don’t really die.



CRICKETS WITH PERMITS MAY BEGIN AT FIVE A.M.

To where every
Oleander rabbit or
Donkey on a motorbike
Can’t believe their ears.



MELAMINE RISING

Towhee trios doing floor exercises.
A salvation army on trampolines.



THAT’S A “W”

Aplauso.
And I’m shot out.




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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

fooling around like you're not supposed to be doing


IT ONLY TAKES LIKE LESS THAN

Twenty minutes.



WINTHROP, WA

Like just.
I don’t know.



CLEVELAND, OH

She found herself
Quoting her ex-husband.



LAWRENCE, KS

The gentlemen are upright
Girls swing your hands back that way.



GEORGETOWN, KY

He only delivered one.
He didn’t deliver two.



DAWN, LAKE ERIE

Fireworks the night before.



BANK OF AMERICA

99 cent store.



WEDDING GOWN

In the dry cleaner’s window.



RANDY’S

An American sports bar type place.



RIGHT CAN YOU BELIEVE

The situation in LA?



HE’S ALL

I know.



SHE DIDN’T

And so yes.



THE DODGERS SWING LESS

Than any team
In baseball.



I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU

But this heat’s making me crazy.



YEAH NO NO

That’s what I mean.
Smart but not academic.



DANIEL POSTED SOMETHING ABOUT

Millie moving back east.



HE ROCKS AND DELIVERS

Patience is the key 2 success.



MY BITCH IS ALWAYS ON GO FOR ME

Arizona to Indiana.



HE HAS THE HARDEST HIT BALLS IN THE GAME

He just hasn’t found any holes yet.



I MEAN I BELIEVE IT

I’m just saying.
You know.



WHEN WAS THAT?

What?



I TOLD BRIANA

I’m like Briana.
Are you sure?



OOOOOMANNY

New hairdo!



NO I YES I

No so yeah so.



I NEED TO

Send you or
Send him um
Yeah.



FINALLY I JUST SAID

Yeah OK.
How’d the Doyers do?












Saturday, August 11, 2018

Profanity


RESORT STYLE LIVING

A mouth on her and
A body that won’t quit.



RUNNING A TAB AT HELL’S KITCHEN

Her team: Rabbit, Squirrel, and Possum.



SHOOTING THE PIER OF OTHERING

Geeking out on multimodal otherness.



IMPOVERISHED PLANET

Moonless.



PERFORMANCE PLANET

Jumping through rings.



BIGGISH PHARMA

Putting a human face on human puppets.



MY FATHER’S UNIFORMS

Being worn by young Martians.



NO FLY LIST

Grandparents of unsuccessful grandkids.



GODZILLA

Rearticulating otherhood.



THE SWOLL-EST HEAD IN THE PEEWEE-EST TOWN

Seeming to think
He’s an idol or something.



TOO MUCH THOUGHT

Subject to approval.



MINI COMBO

My body tells me.



WINNERS ONLY

Can’t you read?



BACKSTAGE

Security everywhere.



THE HUMAN HURRICANE OFF MEXICO

Reservations advised.



ORALITY

The poem.



WAVE BENDER

He died from a fall in a nursing home.
And then came back and pitched a complete game.



OUR RISEN SAVIOR

Jesus Fucking Christ.



BITTERSWEET CHOKING

I don’t care what anybody says.



BARKY BARK BARK

Woofy woof woof.




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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Can't Stop Talking

I WAS WITH SOMEONE LAST NIGHT

Who said hey.
You know what?



I FOUND MYSELF THINKING

That’s almost a sonnet or something.
Not to throw a total curveball.



YEAH SO NO SO

The skies wept bitterly.



THIS IS AN EXCITING TIME

If you want to upgrade your mattress.



CENTRAL DO YOU COPY?

Central do you copy?
Central isn’t copying.



RIGHT BUT IF YOU

Put a drip system in
Can my chinchilla still eat yogurt?



I KNOW BUT YEAH

There’s no patch, no program.
When the time comes, it comes.



THAT’S BECAUSE YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING

She said.



OF COURSE NANSEA AND BALDEMAR

Don’t get along.



I THOUGHT I HEARD

Shredded beef.



SO SHE ASKED ME SHE SAID

How are we going to get home?



SO WE APPARENTLY

I’m sorry.
What’s your name again?



I ASKED HIM I SAID

What keeps you up at night?
He’s all stubborn stains.



YEAH BUT ANYMORE

Don’t they already know?



SO WHAT WE DID IS WE

Or actually yeah.



I STUDIED ABROAD

And never left the crib.



OK NOW UM

I hear it’s five o’clock.



YOU CAN’T SAY THINGS LIKE THAT

She said.



I’M LIKE WHAT?

Let’s bounce.



I SEE HOW IT IS

She said.



YOU DON’T BELIEVE ME?

Talk to our server.




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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Too Much Time Spent in Front of the Camera


FROM THE COCKPIT OF PREEXISTING SURREALISM

A Water Landing production.



ALABAMA BROTHERS

Playing golf in South Carolina.



U AT IHOP

Straight as a mirror.
A peppermint stick in skinny jeans.



RUBRICS

Full measures only.
Apostrophes optional.



MASTER BEDROOM

Kids named Washer and Dryer.



SCREEN PLAY

Look.



RISEN

Bread.
Blood pressure.
Jesus.



JUNK

Update your preferences.



IN FIRST CLASS

Twelve cats.
Twelve yak hair scratching posts.



BOISE NOISE

I’m all ears
Except for the eyes
In the back of my head.



THE POETRY OF BLOOD AND BONE

Is dead.



KOLLEGE OF EXQUISITE KNOWLEDGE

Crickets consecrate the canon.



CHORES

Doped up and on the psychological skids.
Feeding the horses and chickens.



THESE

Maybe just use these.



FREE DIRT

Recognize this star in pink?



ROMEO AND JULIET BIRD

They came from different nests in different trees.



SIN AND REDEMPTION

Clothes on the line.



NAPS ‘N’ SYNAPSES

Two flights daily.



ARGUING ABOUT WHAT DIRECTION COUNTERCLOCKWISE IS

We made good time.
Limo from the ship directly to the airport.



ANCHORAGE

Salmon smoke themselves silly.
Bacon self-cures.



BETWEEN TAKES

We remodeled the kitchen.



INSIGNIFICANCE

That’s a good feeling, isn’t it?



MY FAVORITE THING

Orthodoxy.



FANTASY

My greatest strength.



ARMS AKIMBO WEEK

Now who’s ice is thinnest?



FROM THE DEPTHS OF MY UMWELT

The warmest of wishes.



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