Thursday, July 31, 2008


you-tica, or This One's for Little Laura (part deux)

you drool on my sheets.
you drink my booze. you steal my
tampax. i miss you.


cardboard, or When Life Gives You Lemons

i feel like such a
failure when i can't rip a
match stick from its book.

dream #16

dream #16, or Snacking on the Job

cheez doodle stains trace
the walls of a cheap no-tell
motel's entry way

because a fat cop
was too lazy to wash up
after a drug bust.


cowgirl, or A Discouraging Word

you've been out on the
range long enough. bring your
horsey back to town.

Friday, July 25, 2008


lettuce, or A Day Late

don't wilt on me now.
things were so good between us!
i'm sorry, baby.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

them #2

them #2, or The Real Story

or maybe i just
feel like a complete failure:
an empty breadbox.


them, or A Call to Arms

seeing these people
with their dull, sausage-link arm
children makes me fume.

we'll take over the
world whilst they busy themselves
with blocks and nappies.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

dream #15

dream #15, or The Slaughter

a la caravaggio when
a pub brawl goes south.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


supplies, or Just Another Visit to the Pagan Mega-Store

"yeah, i'll take forty
locks of hair, nine cauldrons, ten
sacrificial goats,

six thousand feathers,
and five brooms. do you guys have
free delivery?"

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

dream #14

dream #14, or Windfall

a greeting card that
contains 3000$
in twenties arrives.

dream #13

dream #13, or The Uncanny Valley

i rock a robot
babe, implanted with a
piece of my brother's

brain, as my grandma's
ghost looks on. my sister puts
a parcel at my

feet, and the child says,
"sue the bastards! man, i can't
wait to catch some rays!"


odysseus, or What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men?

the shadow slides in
under the door; we dine, drink,
converse, and then we

sleep, content. rosey-
fingered dawn breaks, and my
visitor is gone.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

dream #12

dream #12, or The Celebrity

i slam my fist on
a revolving door's window
and tell Mr. Pitt

"she isn't laughing
because it's not funny!" then
slink off, ill with guilt.

Friday, July 11, 2008

dream #11

dream #11, or Time to Settle Down

i recover from
a grueling birth, and opt
to can cling peaches.

Saturday, July 5, 2008


today, or You Can't Operate in a Vacuum.

how'd i find myself
with you: this woman i can't
live without. (she eats

her ice cream like a
retard with a donut.) hey
shut up and come here.


waiting, or A Plan or Canal

a man, a pizza,
a train, a career, a date,
a cab: PANAMA.

Thursday, July 3, 2008


groups, or Collectives of Flying Things

a fever of rays,
a richness of martens, and
a murder of crows;

a charm of finches,
a smuck of jellyfish, and
a filth of starlings.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


observation, or To the Beautiful Blond

to the beautiful
blond on the R: how did your
feet get so filthy?

dream #10

dream #10, or Late Cretaceous Mongolia

soon after learning
that velociraptors have
brutally killed

my brother, i take
to keeping bees in my late
grandmother's backyard.