April 29, 2016

A Stickler for Stuck

Start with A
Kindness toward strangers

Like likeness left losing

Memory foam

Maryland, the state,
Taking special care with the gaps
Minimum wage stalemates

How traffic works and real estate prices

Everything beautiful is unnatural
Everything beautiful is natural
Everything beautiful is simple
Nothing is simple
Saturday is soon

The litigation is just out of control
Will you look at it?
Will you look at it?
Will you look at it?
Will you look at it?
Will you look at it?

Will you look at them?

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 27, 2016

Waisting Isn't Really a Word, Is It?

There used to be British people
And we'd talk about it

There were flowers and people from Algiers and fancy little things on the cuffs of shirts

There was the future and the far-future and there was land all over the place

Time was time and space was space and there was dancing

Long, long rows of tables with their benches

Someone invented this device that let you type with one hand

Someone else had this great idea for the telephone

Your father was a lens grinder and you ate well

Location:Knecht Ave,Halethorpe,United States

April 25, 2016

Be Still

Grass of all lengths

The way your pets breathe when they're sleeping restfully

All the long words, all the short words

Arms vs. armature

Against all odds no matter what you say

Can you look at me now?

Everything drains that drops

To your side, on your side, on your back, on your side again

Ball joints at the corners and a pen in your hand

Here and here and a dotted line and here


Gather until it matters

And then go

All the men named David, and they all twist their bodies just so

All the men named David, and they all look into the distance

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 24, 2016

The Wheel, a Stone, and Rope

Leverage and a corkscrew

Crowbar, bearded iris, the crown of a road

All the things water wants to do vs. all the things water is good for

Many years you can count

Equations you can count on

Practice is process

Salt curing

Salivary glands

Some bushes are know to attract ticks

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 22, 2016

Teatime Tornado Turns

What it's like to look out the window on the train and your eyes follow a dirt path winding along with you

"You are beautiful and strange, and I wouldn't have it any other way"

Solution equation when the solution is

An alloy, an alibi, an alkaline battery, and so much more

We live in times where more is all you can depend on

We live in times made of all the times

The end of history played out differently than expected as all time and space collapsed into itself and what was left could only be described as a flower

So very fast on the highway and your speedometer was the digital kind

Liquid crystal, superconductors, graphite

Homonym after homonym, homeschooling, halberd

Stand up for all of it

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 21, 2016

Good Night, Prince.

Purple rain, purple rain

Purple rain, purple rain

Purple rain, purple rain

The people everlasting lasting

Your extra time, all of it

The people everlasting

Purple rain

Location:Massachusetts Av Ne,Washington,United States

Handwritten Notes While the Judge Had the Cone of Silence Going and I Was about to Not Be Chosen

(and/or Notes That'll Make a Good Poem Someday)

If you know where it came from, it is better or worse?

Duck and cover
The corner
Make yourself smaller

The Real and How You're Keepin' It
All manner of cases
Masks, jackets, process

Whatever is final
The search for constants
Presence vs. path

Pain on the face twisting away
I write bad lines, too

Everyone doing their best to get out of line or into line or with the crowd you get the picture

Come of silence noise machine
March of static
More gray tha. White
Like pink fiberglass insulation only gray

Feel free to take care of whatever needs taking care

Rolled up sleeves under a jacket
Hang ups
Send homes
Sensations sensational sensation
Sentence structure
Guidelines vs. laws vs. rules
And then the way things are

The way stacks are stacked
Respect and disdain for Gravity

What fantasies are fantasy?

Kept men in a kept system
Chickens in a chickyard
Turkeys at a turkeyshoot
Foxes at a foxtrot
Crabs at a crab bake

Where the joy in this?
I mean where's the New York in a New York strip and similar tired questions

Tire iron
Business icon
Senseless destruction
The path to the road to the bridge over the River Kwai (sp?)

I've yet to stand since the first standing when we all stood
Whatever is next is indeed next
The line vs. the grace notes
I mean, what kind of mood are you in?
I mean, what kind of mood am I in?

A big honking chord blaring away as the sun drifts down below the cloud cover

A balloon, a lamb, sausage, well bologna
Franklin, fresh, frenched ribs

Fracture bones of one kind or another
I mean, dice or cards or commodities

Head nodding and facial expressions and other communication bleeds

We're always doing things we know know how to do and that's the intended system

Angry and tired with intent to walk out the building

Slow food, the rate of words in one conversation vs. another, complex carbohydrates

The way difference is struck from so many situations -- height, accents, speed, race

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 18, 2016

We Will Run Our Things Our Own Way

The way the moon speaks to the ocean

You can't have it all vs. you can't have most anything at all

The way buds become leaves and Spring to Summer to Fall


The way the moon speaks to the ocean

Grass is an anchor that came too late

Things that eat things and the things they eat

This language is a shoddy virus

These hands merely thumbs pressing into light

The this which an a and and and

Depend on Tuesday

Depend on ordinary and ordinals and original stocks


The way the moon speaks to the ocean

To see vs. to know vs. to understand

Sometimes a painting on a wall is just decoration

When the sun is behind you, your shadow will stretch into the distance

Let go of what you've known so the docile can be docile once again

Patterns are for socks

Swimming is for eels

Learn to throw all over again

The way the moon speaks to the ocean

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 17, 2016

Another King Is Done

Another King is dead

We killed another King

I've imagined a King who drove a milk truck
With red hair and these lips that everyone noticed

Have you ever seen a King play banjo?
Or write poems?

There was a King with a stompbox

And a second, earlier red-headed King

There was a King with a magnificent beard and a penchant for vampire stories

We killed a King who drank too much

We killed a King that went to medical school

King slayer, Rebel, overthrower

We've killed a King with a nose and another with powder white hair

Perfect powder white hair

Sit by the water and enjoy your meal
Watch the sun take its time
Take your time

Tomorrow we'll surely start the search all over all over

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 16, 2016

There Will Be a Gap / Gaping Theory

Bellies are distended

Falling bodies tend toward ballistic

The worst they can do and worst and worst

A better idiot sees the sun set

What about television?

What about this point in time or that slice of history?

What about sediment or foundations or erosion?

Great big waves happen all the time

As do flowers and all manner of things

Back and forth forward

That this that which, which which which, you find it

The the the

End state to the end on end on end

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 14, 2016

All the Next Choices You'll Make

You're buying an aquarium, what color rocks do you get for the bottom?

The way gravity speaks to you and everything

That guy in Korea who balances all those things and then snaps his fingers

The places you've spent a year or more

And then sleep and then eating and walking

You get to decide what the units of measure will be

Pay attention to swaying

Climbing the ladder, hip checks, hanging in the air

Concentrate and you'll get it
Let your arms hang loose and you'll get it
Practice daily and you'll get it
Relax your focus and you'll get it

Who's out in front and who's trailing?

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 13, 2016

Amazing Things Are Happening in Nondescript Locations all across this Land

Dramatic settings are full-up with emptiness

Beautiful people are pining away behind the counters of gas station mini-marts

Wasting away, dulling, breathing, rusting

Orange jams up against brick red, acid pink with acid green, dull gray and brilliant blue

Clouds are moving at different speeds at different altitudes and never mixing

While hot air is rising

There are thousands of places you can get a mocha

Or be painfully honest with your family

Friends are to be had in chain restaurants and big box stores and 7-11 parking lots

There are lives to be lived

Oxygen to be breathed

Atmospherics to be appreciated

Then sparrows, sunsets, oceans and lakes and of course rivers

The moon was once part of us and is now part of all this

Think about your chest rising and falling

Think about every step everyone is taking everywhere

All at once, as in forever


Location:Crittenden Blvd,Rochester,United States