Watching Some Thing Careening Toward Somewhere

It is so impossible to fight
when your tips
are so veiled. I want to hi-jack

the process, suck
the stem’s meat,
and leave the husk—
a hurdle.



Who is Possibility?
Who is Limit? What windows
are made for knocking
with rocks and wishes?

I’m always asking questions.
It’s a rhetorical flourish.
Better left to those with interlocutors
that may search for answers—
that may scrawl answers.

On understanding: a quick note

I hold all truths to be self-evident.

I need not think further. I turn
in a stream of concrete
and polaroids encased in superglue.

What is the meaning of thirteen
blackbirds? To peel
the wings off? To pluck
the feathers?

To tear the beak off?
To rip out the ribs and find some pearl hidden in still-hot entrails?
Will a jewel give this meat

Will will will words worthy winnings?

The meaning is that it is.

The misconception is that all things are here for you. Not everything is made for you to consume without thought or work. Not every smattering of words is made for you to cut up and find A Meaning. Some things are here as nebulous and relational. You get out what you put in, filling the mortar between the rough stones to complete the wall. Don’t be so stupid as to suggest that something is bad because you aren’t spoonfed an easy story.



Ya know, folks

I’ve heard that

They say that

My opponent slaughters

Babies for fun and

Ya know,

Performs, they say,

Satanic rituals. 

That’s what I’ve,

Yaknow, I’ve heard.

I don’t know. 

I don’t know, folks. 
Take your damn 

camera off my long,

big fingers!


He pulled up the rattling serpent from

The box and looked out on the crowd, orange

Day-glow cheeks pinched into a manic smile

Now, we can unleash the wrath of the Old

Gods on that ugly bitch with the cheating

Husband and the crowd erupts in chanting

Build that wall! Build that wall! Build that wall!

To the dumbass that lives next to the McDonald’s (on the First Amendment)

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

     We could talk about vandalism, but that has nothing to do with the first amendment unless we have a less-than-meaningful definition of congress or, ya know, law.