7.26.2018

Mostly Uncomfortable


I want
to wear a t-shirt
with your face on the front
and stride
all bold and pushy
hollering
toward the light

It would be like me
to find my footing
and set out
seeking the Big Revelation
only to learn it’s contained
in specks of dust
floating by my window

7.15.2018

At the Convention


Imagi
    -nation
casts spell side

Saddle front
           ways kitty
corner so

In every
  direction
   wondrousness


Tricubes in the Imaginary Garden!

7.03.2018

Independence Day 2018


Is it just my eyes
or is everything hazy now
like we are living
on the edge of a brush fire
or conversely
sending dispatches
from inside a dirty dish sponge

In this kind of haze
you must imagine the worst
in any human interaction
wanton awfulness
of which now we are capable
the kind
that refuses to be unthunk

This haze
weighs everything down
like America’s
heavy thundershirt
choking sopping tamping numbing
so we cannot even make out
the fireworks

7.01.2018

Scribbled Observation #854


With my notebook
across a coffeeshop
from a kid
writing in his notebook
noticing him
noticing my daughter
as she walks by
not noticing him
looking back down
writing in his notebook
about her
as I write in mine
about him