Done This Before

Not like we haven’t done this before opened the door followed him through sat like ten Buddhas with nothing to do not like we haven’t done this again lightened the load shouted out ‘when’ to marine guys and soldiers and colourful men with Waddington’s Remingtons going for ten not like we haven’t seen this some [...]

By | 2017-05-23T14:09:12+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Poems|Comments Off on Done This Before

Coyote Blue

Train whistle worrying through the wounded night coyote hurrying in the brittle light my fist curling into a fight where do you go coyote blue? Saw your tail sweep the hickory hills salamander swaying on the window sill tainted pills to make me still— where do you play coyote blue? Windswept rubble in the auto-drome [...]

By | 2017-05-23T14:08:16+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Poems|Comments Off on Coyote Blue

@Twitter

Hustlers, hecklers, wisdom-crackers, hero-worshiping sycophanters, lonely poets, pondering fellas, chatter boxes and joke re-tellers. Lady-celebs with silicone augments slinging sex and nonsense comments. Hyperactive urbanistas with tips on lattes from bored baristas. Holy-quoters, pissed-off voters, lefties, greenies and Kickstart totallers, politicians with hidden missions, and office girls Instagraming kittens. Advisors, enthusers, philo-so-phisers, dictator smashers and [...]

By | 2017-05-16T15:33:56+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Poems|Comments Off on @Twitter

An Ordinary Man

He was a man of wisdom and grace a man with a pint full of panic He was a man who tried to change place but never managed to stand up His was a toolbox of softness and love His was a saddle of sighs He rode to the west on a dream-box of battles [...]

By | 2017-05-16T15:32:58+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Poems|Comments Off on An Ordinary Man

Bleeding Heart Wishing

If you could love as I do If a song bird could settle your soul like twilight If you wept for the tug of a rosebud mouth or trekked tough trails in awkward shoes, hung another's pictures in your head or kept warm in this oddly fashioned coat If you watched with me while the [...]

By | 2017-05-16T15:32:01+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Poems|Comments Off on Bleeding Heart Wishing

Captured

he wouldn’t run away from her sunny days he wouldn’t rush the thought of drowning he wouldn’t put shutters on her April haze he didn’t like the sound of foundering he’s up to all his tricks in his usual way he’s twisting in the wind he’s rounding the corner coming up in his Chevrolet [...]

By | 2017-05-16T15:30:54+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Poems|Comments Off on Captured

This Roll Upon the Roof

What do you do with this desolation, this roll upon the roof? Where do we find the jukebox judy who dances billy-hoo? What do we say to the helpless people who keen and wail and regroup? Change the skid? Flip the lid? Put Jesus in the soup? What can you do with this desolation marching [...]

By | 2017-06-28T18:57:25+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Poems|Comments Off on This Roll Upon the Roof

9-11

Snake wraps round twin towers winding its way up (this a stealthy helix) while wrong flies in on wings of righteousness praying for death Wife carries a terrible tiny bundle— toothbrush and comb from bathroom cabinet— and joins a line that snakes along a street-valley in Lower Manhattan, (this a helix of despair) while spiraling [...]

By | 2017-05-16T15:08:30+00:00 January 31st, 2015|Poems|Comments Off on 9-11

A Thousand Thousand Separations

Time is a heartless hammer It builds a ladder from my longings with rungs I cannot reach The years drift like calendar pages while footsteps of toddlers spin the world How many cats have purred on how many porches? How many men have painted us and them in blood-red words on lines of bones? Time [...]

By | 2017-05-16T15:29:14+00:00 January 31st, 2015|Poems|Comments Off on A Thousand Thousand Separations