Monday, 6 July 2020


i am heading home just before midnight
the city crackling with explosives
gunpowder permeates the summer night heat i
worry for anyone with trauma maybe
lit like the fuse. you can try but you cannot
cancel the fourth. best part is the wonderment
in the kids faces to see the bloom
turbo charged competing with a full
moon. ascending whistling popping receding
block after block. the river the
only stillness tonight. its reflection
captures my imagination


Sunday, 5 July 2020


culture got canceled my tickets
would not be redeemed
culture got canceled
all the statues were harbored
i guess was not all
it seemed


Thursday, 2 July 2020

pepper tea

the subtle thing got a little louder the
big thing dropped back some. when they met
for pepper tea the not so subtle truth told the big
thing you sure made me feel important
you did. thank you. they stirred sugar
evenly room enough
for two


Wednesday, 1 July 2020


eighty one 
got a bigger screen tv
got a case of heineken and
a fever of a hundred
and three

eighty one
gonna sweat it out
in a shape fitting

eighty one
a child of the second world

no damn virus
gonna stop 


Monday, 29 June 2020 dawn in america

the dawn in america
nothing forced we plot course down
stream where the music
got tight. i was wrong i
got right. tried to take flight off the screen off the paper
now i'm grounded. stay still. chill
the time we got to spendin
you were the one for me i
couldn't care what they see
the faded flags fly eyes
desert dry i could cry for you


june 29

i remember you. all those years
back. the kind words comin down on me
lighting me up like the freeway by my house they
expanded it. damn. now i cannot
hear the birds i cannot hear the leaves
dance in the trees like they planned it. ten lanes now
i got a ice glass of orange somehow i
got in my head again. feeling strange
again talkin to god again. listening to you
in my head what would i do
without you


Sunday, 28 June 2020

thank these gods

these notifications surround us from
all sides chirping like new species of bird
fuk these ads between songs they
killin us. okay i
thank these gods for you sweet
heart keep your dreams alive on
sunday. covid 19 proliferates culture
gets canceled ok good or bad
we are young. a little hot
sometimes thats all