Tuesday, May 31, 2011

so there went the future

so there went the future
zipping like a bird
across the arc of sky
as alone you stand
in last week's stone rubble

so there went in a haze
the wholly new world
in which you would renew
a self pristine pops
with the errant bubble

Monday, May 30, 2011

your silver feet

will you walk your silver feet
across the rutted ancient street
where chinese herbs are dead or dying
gliding past the lonely lane
the sound above the surfing train
of cobblers building shoes for giants
at least bring a silent mirth
to a science thats giving birth
to a new race of holy androids
hell reward you with singing
and rebuke your lord with stinging
insults and loss of rank and privelege
he will shod your silver feet
and fasten on a leather leash
turn you loose in the place he pillaged
there to mourn the freedom lost
be so careful not to accost
the toys that he gave all your world to

Sunday, May 29, 2011

ulysses drank

drank the fishies
out of the bay

he spat out a shark
and a species that barked
as he collapsed on the quay

Saturday, May 28, 2011

the cage in my heart

i sang of moloch in the caves of fire
journeyed home with a bale of chicken wire
to fence the cage in my heart

made a glory chant for my first-born son
who boldly ran a hummer into the sun
cant lock the gate to my heart

Friday, May 27, 2011

zen over utah

zen over utah
make my pillars break
not because of ptah
i philly the steak

Thursday, May 26, 2011

my silvry hair

my silvry hair is hanging down
in ponytail sublime
my tattoes are big and round
blurs of olden times

my bulbous nose is big and fat
with hairs so stiff and long
and my eyes are sunk in bags
my breath is gag me strong

its nice im old instead of dead
though i wonder all the time
is this thing really my own head
who would have stolen mine

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

blue elvis

i'll have a blue elvis
thank you
a big old blue elvis
thank you
a velvet elvis to hang tearfully
would be the thing i'll pay cheerfully
i'll hang the blue elvis
in my bedroom
it'll take an elvis
to dispel the gloom
you'll be doing all right
with your van gogh tonight
but i'll have a blue blue blue elvis

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

i saw an old friend today

i saw an old friend today
she didnt see me at all
so many words there are to say
so many ladders could scale the wall

i saw her fading away
like echoing in the hall
so many feelings that drift astray
so many edifices crumble and fall

Monday, May 23, 2011

hobos dream

to live the hobos dream
just hear the hobo's scheme
talk no words that preach
eat no meat that stinks
bathe anytime you can
make coffee in a rusty can
beg never borrow
pray the sun comes up tomorrow

Sunday, May 22, 2011

when generation of vipers

when generation of vipers became can of worms
cannot pinpoint it exactly
like watching as a bowl of jello gently firms
we tolerate matter of factly

not heeding the gentle itch until it becomes a boil
is as human as knock on wood
as natural as pure white undies with their bit of soil
at least we know to launder them good

Saturday, May 21, 2011

joan of arc

cactus prickly toes
arms like alley oops
she sleeps with him like joan of arc
he wakes with all the scars
i love you joan of arc
but we soon must part

Friday, May 20, 2011

perriwells fantasy

perriwells fantasy
made everyone antsy
he dreamed hed strangle them all
so they tacked his hide to a wall
his guts slithered around some throats
alas thats the end of these notes

Thursday, May 19, 2011

do not try young muffins

do not try young muffins
to peel dedalus from the sun
plow yon surf furrow ye soil
weep not nor stretch the gate
wend ye home in darkness
weary be weary sleep

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

west of eden

west of eden rises a hamburger joint
there is a girl flipping adding mayo
the hundred drive through patrons point
to her beauty at least the seers say so
(me i keep my trap shut)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

no title

love's for the human
the rest is evolving
in circles revolving
the soul to illumine

Monday, May 16, 2011


turn on the butterfly
it lights up the sky
like a carnival
with ferris wheels and zippers
and little kids with cotton candy

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Oh who
Whose dawn at my window
Do I see
Whose bird
That chirps at my window
just for me

Through the night
Cold gray shadows
bother me
who breaks the sun
answer me

Are you God
Are you some nature's whim
Are you God
Are you some nature's whim

Saturday, May 14, 2011

no no i dont do that

i fight like a marshmallow in a blender
i get goo all over the bad guy
i sink like a pebble in the marshes
burrow like crayfish on jambalaya day
just remember he who runs
will never fight this or another fray

Friday, May 13, 2011

lab pup

i like my dog i really do
shes the only link to my lost shoe
and when i come home its neat
she says glad to see ya time to eat
of course when we play tug of war
its all or nothing for her
making up rules like chomping hands
is standard in all the lands
big old seventy six pounds
wants on my lap zounds

my heart is a broken wheel

my heart is a broken wheel
the barrow rusts its burden
entangled vines of groping twine
sewn on leaves freewayed ants
orphan storm freaking dawn 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

many are the skies

how many are the skies
that cross before peoples eyes
how often do they stare
feeling nobodys there
as they
click remotes
eat oily chips
underline quotes
lie sleepless

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

friends -

like the seaman with his ayes
the winner with his prize
youve winnowed in my heart
better than whistlers art

i love you like peanut butter
and any milk giving udder
we are building something special
like a condominium big and spacial

please continue writing here
i will buy you all cyber beer
any time i ever let you down
give me a kick but not a frown

Monday, May 9, 2011

had epiphanies for breakfast

had epiphanies for breakfast
cognitions on my break
my domains east texas
the truths so hard to take

had a mental breakdown this evening
soothed by jim beam and chunks of ice
slept like a little bitty baby
woke up ready to pay the man his price

Sunday, May 8, 2011

to sleep in the afternoon shade

sleep in the afternoon shade
whitewash bucket against the fence
willow and woodpecker staid
glass emptied  of lemonaide
to work in field no more hence

Saturday, May 7, 2011

i saw the bells in america

i saw the bells in america
heard the woodpeckers song
felt the blows of carpenters
hammering houses rife and strong

i swam in her sunlight
my livelife long
ground up like a peanut
somethings gone wrong

Friday, May 6, 2011

the cloud

the cloud committed suicide
taking us along on a wild ride
dipping in funnel a blender on earth
chewing ground up to Forth Worth
then suddenly expired

Thursday, May 5, 2011

songs of fury

stealth sun
spread over meadow
increments run
antlers clash
songs of fury

stealth bombs
creep over village
violence comes
antlers clash
songs of fury

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

horse roundup

appaloosa horses on the trail
how many cowboys on their tail
and the tall mesas canyons and stones
laugh at oh so weary the bones

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

a poem

moon dingo stark silhouette
make a splash by the wheelbarrow
before you're gone dark egret

Monday, May 2, 2011

my burden

god is a burden keeps me down and crazy
from birth when young and strong
to when barris strikes the gong
and i drop his lard ass to push a daisy

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Marshmallow Mountain

Marshmallow Mountain
A beauteous thing to see
With crusts of walnuts
Splashing chocolate glee
And little sprinkles abound

Edible monument
Better than orgies of sex
Burrowing like a worm
Wild chomping vortex
Make the mountain a mound