Sunday, 29 January 2023

any American

like most every American
she had serious money problems in the wealthiest country in the world
she learned to use public transport
and ride a motorcycle
she got a free library card she
ate like a survivalist
bought her clothes at second hand stores
pressed all the paste out of the toothpaste roll
like most she was walking the socioeconomic tightrope
only generous with cash on holidays birthdays or
when she was drunk

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schizophrenia

i often saw images 

as we pressed liquid into fabric

processing soy sauce for the restaurant

i kept this to myself for years 


one night driving home

under the guiding eye of a single headlight

a voice told me to get a gun and use it


the very next morning

i forced my way into the local psychiatric ward 

told them what i seen and heard


i let them pump me full of antipsychotics i

learned about my illness. they call it schizophrenia


i still see images in the fabrics and

i like who i see in the mirror

the voices sometimes speak to me but 

i talk back. you can't make me do

anything I don't want to


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Saturday, 28 January 2023

one twenty eight words into play

saturday morning

wake me with flashing pixelated light

blast me with heat from a gasoline engine

drop a single sugar donut into my belly

float me on a river of coffee 

black. let me put these words 

into play


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Thursday, 26 January 2023

corazón



she paints her face
throwing knives at cutting boards
accompanied by little creatures
she attacks dirt and grease and cobwebs until very late at night
when the narcissistic monster comes home from the penthouse suite
demanding all 4 food groups
the heart of a fighter she
billows her skirt 
shows her teeth

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the the the stuff


my doppelgänger
fell for a car and a home. a washer and a dryer
years of not caring much about stuff and now
she does

when i inquired about the change of heart
she answered people die on the streets with nothing
why should we go out like that?

she does whatever she wants 
and now i think...

i like stuff
don't really know why and not sure i care
i like stuff

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mega terf monster



will i see a mega terf monster
barking up the twitter tree
better get some bear spray just in case
or turn my iPhone into a strobe light
those who come without a phone
cannot take the throne

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Wednesday, 25 January 2023

one two four liquor store

we had much to discuss
across from the liquor store
on a Friday night

gay icons
boba milk tea
lotto tickets
yellow curry
therapy

watching drunks
in the shadow of the 
marquee



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