Saturday, September 19, 2020

In Everywhere Area


I TAKE THE VIEW 

Every day is tooth and fucking nail. 


YEAH THAT’S TRUE, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT? 

The virus doesn’t care if dad’s wearing grandma’s clothes. 


IN EVERYWHERE AREA 

I’m kind of feel the need.


QUITE HONESTLY 

Jesus is my PPE. 


BUDDY NO 

Buddy. 
No. 


I GOT BEAT OUT BY TWO YOUNG BLACK CHICKS 

They unfollowed me and I unfollowed them back.


I VERY LOVE YOU

You my favorite girl of all time forever. 
Can you married me please? 


I GET IT YEAH 

But no hey. 
You might be surprised.


MY EVERYDAY SKIN CARE ROUTINE? 

Seven people found it helpful. 


STAY 

Hey. 
Buddy. 
Stay. 


REBATES AND CASH BACK 

Are what inform us. 


CURRICULUM VITAE 

Vie tee or vee tie? 


WHAT THE REASONS FOR YOU ARE REJECT ME? 

I don’t know the abc but I have now a long suffer life. 


THAT’S JUST IT 

Everybody’s most at risk. 
All ethnicities and pronouns.
Motherfuckers and otherfuckers.
From Our Lady of Sorrows to yours 
Or the lady that lives behind you. 
Crying her eyes out.


GOO BOY 

Buddy.
Heesa goo boy. 


© 2020 Randy Stark

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

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The Final Mix


THIS IS NOT A TOY

I workshopped it in grad school.


SILENCE IS VIOLENCE

To the face of serenity a raucous boot.


COMPLACENCY

The great white father of all failure.


HE BORED ME THE OTHER NIGHT

All he did was talk about Trump.
Yeah Trump.
You know, the President?


CONTESTED SPACE

Art museum loading dock.


SEEKING VICTIMHOOD?

Let us help.


TRUTH

Now available in genuine Italian leather.


LOOK WHO’S TALKING

Your grandmother tells me
You don’t do a damn thing
All day long.


THE FINAL MIX

Across the miles, aisles,
Vacant lots, vacation spots,
Valleys, alleys,
Manifest destiny,
Las Vegas residency.


TOO LATE FOR MIRACLES

I set myself out curbside for bulky item pickup.
Crickets chanting: plan b plan b plan b.
Lizards loyal to three little pigs wolfed them down.


WHERE I’M SORT OF AT

Bats cracking beetle backs
Sucking out the need to bash
Head first into the side of the
Black Sabbath reeducation camp.


HERE’S THE THING WITH THAT

As long as my head’s in da game
Ima keep playing.
Bring your lawn chairs.


WHAT HAPPENED WAS

Content creators, artists, influencers
Fired, canceled, or de-platformed,
Derailment on the fast track,
Killing all hopes on board.


RECOMMENDED FOR YOU

A killer hook.
The dopest flow.


AFTER INTIMACY

Now what?


KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK

Room service.


SURPLUS

Cawing crows, crowing cocks,
Desert floors and mountain tops,
Mixed race bots, Tater tots,
Non-binary mermaids,
Papier-mâché pricks,
Cherries, peaches, apricots.



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



Saturday, September 12, 2020

As Tensions Simmer

You still with that outfit in Spain?
And how are we identifying today?
Do you have your mask?
Can I get a witness up in here?
You need a tissue?
Are you having a moment?
Is she grabbing your guyses drinks?
How do you like your eggs?
Isn’t there a Nigerian banker who needs my account number?
Are we actually a nebula?
Who knew coins had a gender?
Parliament said what?
I know, right?
Sound like something you might like?

See the problem is is
The atom splits the difference
Between objects of production and modes of desire,
Parts and service,
Half waffle, whole waffle,
It happens more often than you think,
Net, clock, and pace,
From skill saw to standup bass,
From prayer to payroll,
You needa manage it all from one place.
Play it cool.
Its going to swing back the other way.
But it ain’t going to happen for you if you try too hard.
I don’t know how many times I’ve told you that.


© 2020 Randy Stark

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

 







Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Labor Day Weekend Special: ¡Simpático Patio! 15th Anniversary Revised Digital Edition

In the spirit of the Jerry Lewis telethon and Bumbershoot, I’m offering a free Kindle download of ¡Simpático Patio!, the 15th Anniversary Revised Digital Edition. The promotional offer starts Saturday, 9/5/2020 and ends Monday, 9/7/2020.