December 9, 2017

Incantation (Draft)

Waste break waste
Waste not water waste
Cover cover clover kind
Leaven leaven leave it lies
Family fraught fights in fire
Friendly frames and fines and spines
Like spirals spent or rent or rendered rinds
And then and then and then and then
And now




Location:Little Creek Ter,Ashburn,United States

December 8, 2017

Sometimes You’re All Like Fuck Everything

Shit’s gonna let you down

Like up it down and East is what it is

And sure, you can roll hard or roll deep or roll out

But Friday Jr. is just that and these hands are these

I mean migrating birds and their giant Vs

I mean the your hands and your days and your ways

What are you gonna do?

And what were you thinking before I asked?

The dog holding a cup, with the picture of a dog holding a cup and you get it



Location:Baltimore Washington Pkwy N,Greenbelt,United States

December 6, 2017

It’s Gonna Come to Everyone

Black much closer

Hold it in your hand because you’re always holding it

That which is vs. that which was

The can in toucan and the day in yesterday

Because pack animals know what’s going on

And everyone’s not lucky enough to fly

Hollow bones? No shit



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

December 4, 2017

Victor Hugo Did His Thing Most Decembers

All manner of things

Salt boxes before snowdrifts and whiskers on kittens

The original flow neither original nor flowing

Pinecones and peanut butter

Big eyes, big heads, or long legs — life is full of possibilities

The way efficiency admits mortality

All the morals gather around me

A firepit, Amish craftsmanship, AppleCare

A down on her luck reporter and the scoop of the century

You don’t know what it’s like in here

The math can get complex in these parts

All those millions of years a photon spends trying to break free, then a big and vast nothing that’s just short of empty

Once again it’s all about the rounding errors

Some lessons take a while







Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

They Lay the Tracks and You’ll Go Where They Go

They lay the tracks and you go where they go
This day and this day and this day

Like that you are feeling curious and what do you look

Like that you don’t have any crushes or whatever

Like that you can get your mind off your chest

Don’t worry about the coming week

And I have no idea what I was

What that what which what now and now and so and now and now

That which was

That which will help

Days and tags and ways and so

They control the stops and they have a little more patience ain’t that the truth

You control the bricks, the stream, the intakes and outputs

Make it any day of the week, put the sun at any angle and draw again





Location:Forbes Blvd,Lanham,United States

December 3, 2017

Another Day Not Necessarily Anything to Do with Dollars

I guess that is an owl after all

So many things in threes, so many things in so many situations

A basket as a quantity even while a shopping cart is a concept

We’re starting to get what sharing is all about

We see a mess, we see the world

Many learn to swim at a young age, what’s the stat on those that don’t?

Different and able, here’s Sunday

For the hungry we make a meal

For the weary, here’s a blanket, a couch, a pillow

Purpose is mine
Purpose is mine
Purpose will be mine

Closing time isn’t about cute closings
You get yourself home safe, nobody’s watching



Location:S Morris St,Oxford,United States

December 2, 2017

Because Stretching Is Important





Location:S Morris St,Oxford,United States

November 30, 2017

It Closes this Way

Type-O Negative
Tell them you got it right here
Telephony at the turn of the century
And the snap-backs to prove it

Something something story
Like this these that but which
When to whenever and so do so so
The water’s fresh and the time times telling

Toughness like tenacity
Terror like waking up too suddenly
Forward like the Monday becomes Tuesday and
Forever like right here right now

When you find what you want you name it
Or maybe you’ve got that backwards this time






Location:Amtrak Way,Linthicum Heights,United States

November 28, 2017

All the Dangerous Fictions

Sense tense
Sense tension
Torsion torque testament

Tested and retested
Reset and rested
Relish the signals as the day ebbs

What can I say that you haven’t said better
Is the wrong time and place
Velocity carries direction

Weight carries mass with direction many times
Temper, tender, ten cents taken
Tell me, tell me, tell me

Tastes like poison all in my mouth
Wait and that’s one way
Better yet, hire one

Best of all


Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

November 13, 2017

I’m Blind with Something and I’m Not Sure What

Or when I don’t got it in me

The thing about mile 21 of a marathon is that it’s boring af

Or it has a dumb-ass hill where nobody in their right mind would put a hill

But you could say that about any one of a half dozen massive pieces of NYC infrastructure but there you have it and you have it just working out

I have this note on my wallet that says, “We’ve been there and precious and and and dark and mannerist” though that last word is a scant readable mess

I wrote it while I was driving and it makes perfect sense to me

For this autobiographical(ish) thing where I just catalog all the swings and phases and moods of our lives these past 40 years ago

That just made me think of “We Didn’t Start the Fire” lord help me, but that shit ruled the radio like a year

Right around the time of “Don’t Worry Be Happy,” right?

And I don’t need to catalog everything that was going wrong right about then.

Pick up your feet when you’re walking, Jamie



Location:Garden City Dr,Hyattsville,United States

November 12, 2017

You Have Thumbs, You Have Darkness

It comes back to A machines

It comes back to As You’d Like It

It comes back to Sound and Color

We have things we aren’t proud of

There’s trying to change and changing

Questions of speed and the grand what-for

You can have a balcony in you like

We can flood it with Golden Hours

Vista vs. vantage point

The conditions coming together just so






Location:New Hampshire Ave NW,Washington,United States

November 10, 2017

Oh + Well + Oh + On

Why do you make it dangerous?

So many bruised pathways
So much bruised fruit

The funny things looking too close again
Make a circle of it or send it packing

I could share something, I could try and convince you of something, I could fool both of us

What are Fridays for?





Location:Southwestern Blvd,Halethorpe,United States