Saturday, August 28, 2021

Three Poems

 

SAFETY IS EVERYONE’S CONCERN


Exercising my right to wait in line,
Idiopathic anger descends upon me.

The nominal present is a cusp, a springboard,
A platform as capricious as Salisbury steak.

A grounder to short sparks unrest and outrage.
A meme-like ladder rope dropped from the moon.

Crotch rockets roasted fancy.
Fancy Danika slamming dope.

Good churn bad churn.
Safety is everyone’s concern.


LONZO’S

Gay as hell.
Gay as fuck.
Top tier gay shit.
I’m pretty sure it’s Lonzo’s.


THAT PITCH IS A STRIKE ALL DAY LONG

Your personal note, handwritten, arrived today,
A lovely expression recorded on fine, scented stationery,
Matching envelope sealed with wax and your monogram.
And delivered by special courier.
It means nothing to me.
Your like on my Instagram, however
Means the world.



© 2021 Randy Stark

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Friday, August 27, 2021

Untitled

Say bud
Hey I’m
Yeah yeah yeah no

And it
You know
It’s everybody

There was a guy
Right across the driveway there
Yeah and then

The one woman by the
Imagine
Oh how funny

So she and
See so I’ve been
But here’s the thing


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Saturday, August 21, 2021

What We Gonna Do


 















We gonna dedicate this to
Brand ambassadors and gender reifiers,
Godheads and goatheads,
Pharmacists and field workers,
Expeditionary forces and support wings,
Guilds, clans, cohorts,
Territory managers and iconoclastic hackers,
Contractors and code switchers,
Disney princesses and trust fund seniors,
Eidolons and limnologists.

We gonna listen to multilateralizers like the
The Crypto Economy Undersecretary and
A trope teasing meme grabbing ASL interpreter and
A master chocolatier pierced by his own pièce de résistance,
The chief content officer
For things of a must-see nature,
Bagwell The Exceptionist
To discuss the mating habits of slugs.
And then we gonna do so much tax deductible good
People be calling us filthy stinking rich.




© 2021 Randy Stark
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Friday, August 20, 2021

Spanish 23:59/7


















The house on Daybust Drive.
The orchard is chaos,
Ladders and boom boxes,
Stackable washers and dryers,
Monarch butterflies,
Red hot dragonflies,
Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries,
Brown and maroon caterpillars,
Tiny trams on unmapped routes,
Chirping squirrels,
Red tail hawks lacing the sky.
 
A Mexican family lives next door.
Daughter in college, home for the summer.
Que pinche cute.
Rocking smile, smart glasses and pretty legs.
Trending good to go.
Hacked my hot spot.
My heart vents.
Here I am!
When you need one
Where’s a celebrity
To convince you to love me?


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Saturday, August 14, 2021

Something for Everyone

 
drawing by Beatrice Wood



















GRISAILLE

Authorities interrogating a text.
Just breathe.
Where they want you to come in.
And how about you sit there.
So they can triage you.
I was wondering.
Every time he’d ask
Howz yer multimodality going?
We’d all fucking die laughing.
Do your practices run parallel, or do you work across disciplines?
Then a legit big time punch right to the grille.


THE NATURAL ORDER OF THINGS

Said they would send me an email.
And I kept not getting it.
And I kept not getting it.
And I kept not getting it.
They didn’t return my calls.
I told my daughter hey.
You know?
All stops are brief.


A NOMNAL PRESENT

To prevent further deadly misunderstandings
As well as black mold on our radio buttons:
Hate comments (disagreements) will be deleted.
Misinformation (other points of view) will be blocked.
Threats (“You’re wrong”) will be reported to the authorities.
Tones shall be pitched to a six-year-old’s Christmas.



© 2021 Randy Stark

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Friday, August 13, 2021

No, but OK

 

















Priest serves Mass in full hazmat.
I think she thinks
Streaming will make you whole.
Own now.
Watch instantly.
Everybody’s like huh?
I’m all wow.

They need to like hire
Someone from outside,
A Mexican nai nai,
Projecting passion, strength and power,
Chonklas at every command post,
And geared towards consistently breaking barriers
When it comes to equality, social justice, and mental health.

I mean me personally
I’ve tasted heaven, $119.50 per dose.
I’ve been stuck at spicy level #3
For the past five and a half weeks.
Everything is yeah maybe,
But it’s possible it’s the opposite, too.
I mean what is today?



© 2021 Randy Stark
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Thursday, August 12, 2021

A humid afternoon in the summer

Gray's smoothie ensemble

















Some music:

Pete Jolly was a stylist presence in the L.A. jazz scene from that 1950’s early 1960’s hot spot. This new YouTube post is a fantastic document.


And my today’s Head Light post:

 

 

Saturday, August 7, 2021

The More You Get from the Internet, the More You Get from Life

I hit the blogosphere hard this morning
Like a Serena Williams backhand,
Like homeport when an aircraft carrier returns,
To, as they say, drive home a point,
Like you drive home a nail.

Cocktail conversation used to be real estate and traffic,
Container shipping and logistics.
Then, it was real estate and the pet trainer on cable.
Now, it’s real estate and must-see TV and vaccines.
Spoiler alerts, trigger warnings.

To keep reading, you must register.
Proof of vaccination is required to register.
You must be up-to-date on all boosters
And have been tested within the past two days.
Masks must be worn at all times.




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Friday, August 6, 2021

Special First Friday Choice Bits!

 

Dis your buuusssday! I have trost you will enjoy!


from Entries: L.A. Log, by Eloise Klein Healy

#5

coiling out to Malibu
on a copper strand
my sunglasses shine
like two westbound storefronts
open to the scenery business.


#7

I note the traffic patterns
of two Western Gulls
flying the Santa Monica Freeway,
sooty boomerangs
arching across their backs
as they exit up.


from Dividing the Fields by Eloise Klein Healy

Plants would get most answers right
if left to themselves.

And that moon tonight,
you watch it.
That moon and those trees
have worked together dividing things
since they were girls.


from The Committed, by Viet Thanh Nguyen

“We all become accustomed to the aroma of our own contradictions.”


from Wind in a Box, by Terrance Hayes

“Nights of inviolate wine and laughter, mornings with a finch opera outside our windows.”


from an interview with Meridel Le Sueur

Question: You don't write much about love—romance. Is that because that's bourgeois?

Meridel Le Sueur: Yes, it's bourgeois. I was trying to get away from bourgeois ideologies of sex, of romance and the family…


some beauty shop talk from Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison

“Must not be working out if she’s trying to kill him.”

“Be just like her. No appointment. No nothing. Come in here all late and wrong and want something fancy.”






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Thursday, August 5, 2021

Ripped from Today's Head Light

A sonnet created from writings by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Please click below.

Head Light, August 5, 2021, "Sonnet"

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