Saturday, July 24, 2021

También de Randy Stark



You amazing to me.
You are destroy my guys last time.
I have some many questions:
Today mission,
He is meet with Supergirl?
I warning you.
She definitely has to be come back here.

I’m sorry I don’t know what is actury.
I want to say about important thing:
We ready did this and we ready did that.
None stop!
Unberievable!
They always be people ahead of it's time.
1 days remain.

I love you sing.
I not sure
I can go to the show
In the car which are
Headed to the arena of competition.
I don’t think so it’s gonna happen.
Fifty-fifty.

Sirty sousand subscribes.
My popuroar make me flustelated.
Especiarry the fust time.
I enjoy bring it to you.
I barely getting any slip.
My English is very little.
But I no geev up.

 

 

© 2021 Randy Stark
Please visit my website at www.randystark.com.
My books are available on Amazon.

 

Saturday, July 17, 2021

On the Main

 




GET FAST RELIEF

Scratch and win!


BITE SIZE PIECES

No, I don’t want one.
I want the bag.


YOUR WIFE

We love her.
We really do.
She’s just awesome.


OOPS

The truck made it through
The intersection.
The trailer didn’t.


ANATOMY 101

One side of the heart takes care of the vital organs.
The other side of the heart takes care of the peripherals.


THAT’S THAT NANOTECHNOLOGY

This season’s crop
Is the best I have seen in many years.
They are sweet, juicy, and big.


IN TODAY’S MULTICULTURAL ENVIRONMENT

Jollyboats ariot!


GOPHERS

The kind you find their guts in the driveway.


PURCHASING

Everything
Has to
Go through
Purchasing.


THE ORCHESTRA DURING THE PANDEMIC

Disconcerted for over a year.


BOY I TELL YOU WHAT

Fourteen years ago
Seems like yesterday.


DO YOUR FRIENDS NEED MENUS?

Do you need a menu?


DOWNPOUR

I wouldn’t say it was a punishing rain,
But it definitely gave us a stern talking to.


OK SO

What are my choices?
What else do I get?


HUMAN BEING

It’s easy.
Here’s how it works.

 

 

 

© 2021 Randy Stark
Please visit my website at www.randystark.com.
My books are available on Amazon.

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Names to be Reckoned With

 




NELLIE

Supersonic and preapproved
At the sapphire level.


LEBRON OR JORDAN

Who had the greater impact?
I want to say LeBron.


GIANNA

Two tall boys
Wouldn’t be enough
For her.
She’s tough.
Everybody in line can see
She’s buying them for me.


SAW HIM AND JUNIOR BROWN

At Bumbershoot,
Oh,
I forget what year.


COURTNEY

She’s not even real.
Right?


SHELLEY CAN TELL

With 98 percent accuracy
A book by its cover,
And whether I’ll like it.


A MESSAGE FROM ISAAC AND ISRAEL

May your feet be wrapped in velvet
And your coffin lined with birdsong.


SHIRTLESS JONATHAN

I got a call from Shirtless Jonathan the other day.
You remember Shirtless Jonathan?


PLATO

We found 41 records in 12 states for Plato.
The top state of residence is California, followed by New Jersey.
The average Plato is around 52 years of age,
With around 50% falling into the age group of 41-60.


AHAB

In L.A. on business.


ME AND TREEZA

We got back together.
Conversationally or whatever.
In fact she called me last night.


SCARLETT

Scarlett stole the chartreuse snake.

 

MY MAN OSSIAN

And his queen
Hot Dog Buns.
They’ve been together this long.
Something’s working.
Let sleeping kitties twitch.

 

 

 

 

 

© 2021 Randy Stark
Please visit my website at www.randystark.com.
My books are available on Amazon.

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Hot Air

 


RANDY STARK'S MISSION STATEMENT


This my shit, and don’t nobody run shit in this bitch but me.


RANDY STARK’S RULES FOR LIVING

Always be able to afford to be a sucker.
Never be in a position where a bad call could beat you.


RANDY STARK’S RULES FOR WRITING

Make it as simple as possible, and then simpler.
The effect must be vivid, instantaneous and unmistakable.


RANDY STARK’S STYLE

Strange hyphenation, g-
Od and fu-
Rther e-
T Cetera.


RANDY STARK’S PLEDGE TO YOU

I will never use genre tropes to subvert your expectations.


HOW I WORK

I’m on it.
Then presto agitato
I’m finished.

No marketing. No social media. No public readings.
No graduate degree or doctorate in creative writing.
No schmoozing, no ass-kissing, brown nosing.

Followers? Likes? Views?
More algorithms have read my work than actual human beings.
And if editors don’t want to publish what I write, I can’t stop them.


© 2021 Randy Stark
Please visit my website at www.randystark.com.
My books are available on Amazon.

 

Friday, July 2, 2021

First Friday Special Edition Shop Talk: Welcome to the Neighborhood

Who knocks? Oh yes, Dear old July… always impetuous
The door is open, but take your time – I’m bronzed;
At leisure enjoying the last gold of mangoes and sun. 



Santa Barbara Library















LIBRARY CARDS IN MY PAST

Public library in Albuquerque.
Public library in Torrance.
School library at Torrance High School.
Public library in Redondo Beach.
School libraries at the University of Southern California.
Public library in San Clemente.
Public library in Seattle.
Public library in Santa Barbara.
School libraries at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Public library in Hemet.


AND THEN

Yesterday, I checked out books for the first time from the public library in the city I just moved to.  Three books of poetry, each a winner and finalist for prestigious awards in years gone by. 

The first one was boring because it was all about the poet (confessional they used to call it) and inasmuch as I wasn’t as in love with the poet as they obviously are with themselves, and every little detail of her frankly not that exciting of a life, I lost interest quickly. 

The second book was a pissed off poet, apparently the sort of person who waits grumpily hoping somebody will do something they find offensive so they can then go off in the most tendentious and sour fashion about how the culture is shit, and people are stupid, and everything sucks. Same culture that’s been paying their salary for years for sitting in endowed chairs at the universities, same culture that underwrites the publication of their books, same culture that they accept invitations from to be on its television shows and podcasts, etc. etc. Go fuck yourselves. 

The third book (Whereas, by Layli Long Soldier) was my favorite. While every bit as personal and passionate as the two books above, it also was, pardon the expression, a work of art, using vibrant language and page design in creative ways.


CLOSURE

This special event has ended.

 

Please visit my website at www.randystark.com.
My books are available on Amazon.

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Bored With the Shtick



Behind the original Ozzie’s,
Sadly now shuttered,
Slices of remastered history
Attract an outsized share of
Hack culture bottom feeders.

At center ice the painted dogs face off
In technically a friendly,
But that blood sure looks real.
A Roomba roams an abandoned nuclear power plant,
Like a helium balloon with chronic lower back pain.

You can’t touch anything for less than a
Time bomb ticking like horny opossums.
And other co-morbidities.
It was tough for me and Darlene
To do what we do, bell to bell. 

We are non-neurotypical,
Typically under-diagnosed.
We don’t believe in Instagram.
Or revolutionary toothbrushes.
And mute at times can be too loud.

But what’s worse is
Even though it’s not worse,
It is worse
Because it could be worse. It could
Make 34 percent seem like a majority.

 

 

© 2021 Randy Stark

Please visit my website at www.randystark.com.

My books are available on Amazon.