April 20, 2015

Whatever It Is That You Say and Then the Weather Rolls In




And all of the kingdom right over there

Like dive on in

Like everything in sight is bitter

Like English gardens and French gardens and whatever kinds of gardens we have round these parts

Like a pile of rocks, like silt, like what you're expecting

Like all this red clay everywhere

Evening is coming

I mean evening is here

There is this game called limbo you play, where'd it get its name?

Who dropped this and who dropped that

The way we tell stories will change, too

We see more frames per second

We feel acceleration

We see time

Plastic wrap is a thing and so on

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 19, 2015

What What What You Were




Together, a deep breath

You break it you bought it
You break it you bought it
You break it you bought it

Exit all to get to the point of it quickly

Extemporaneous and such

And set it
And sit with errors

Shine the fenders and call it a day

There are the people who live like this

Switches switched spectrums

Multiple doors and not so many tries to try

And then rust

And then something is back

And then we drag it all out

What was missing was a picture

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 18, 2015

Deep in the Box, a Dangerous Hitter




Or, I meant to write this at the zoo

There were flamingoes and penguins and elephant

There was sun and lemonade and convenient parking

Is it a statement of fact if I start it off with "did you know"

Like if I said, Did you know the sky is purple?

Is that a statement that claims the sky is purple

I was wondering that listening to a Jiffy Lube commercial

I like to get my oil changed there

Somewhere between idiom and ellipses makes language worth living

What's the space between jargon and idiom? Is it power?

And what about Italian food in the spring?

Yeah, I made a drink and put the game on the radio

Build it up one thing at a time

Make this the world you were meant to live in

As best you can

There will be autocorrect

There will be expectations and family and whatever

It's on

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 17, 2015

How Soon Is Never




You're supposed to be somewhere else

It's supposed to be earlier

You should've gotten more done

That duck doesn't have a head

Dark dark dark in the air

Dash dash more air retreat

There's more space between some dinosaurs than there is between some dinosaurs and us

Speed is a spectrum and a circle

Everything a spectrum and most things a circle

Free this, assisted that, fair these other things

Attack, retreat, regroup, fortify

Minerals vs. mineral rights

The air you breathe vs. the water you bathe in

Court danger

Court wonder

Again

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 16, 2015

What Huh What What Want




Lean to wane to wanting to wine

Cowgirls vs. cows as in something something pasture

Discount this this this

Vine on all right

Want when

Want wisdom

Wellfires, gears, constitutions, constituents

Constantly

Seriously

Somehow

Symptoms of something or salvaging something or other

Statues, stints, strikeforce

All right?

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 15, 2015

I Meant to Write This in Chinatown Today




Something I mean vs. something mean

Imagine something incredibly fancy

And then all kinds of manufacturer's samples

Dancing matters

Issues, models, mantras

Load up on carbs and call it a day

As in and aand aaaaaand

Or a redistribution of wealth I can believe in

Robots undone from their beginnings

Competition and reward

The root of reason

I mean what's underneath all these conversions

And the place where the speed of light meets absolute zero

And I'm still afraid of losing you

So so so many stars

So so so many stats

You can, you can

I love those chord changes

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 14, 2015

My Lap, All Kinds of Room for Cats and Let's Watch Some Baseball




Can you believe it?

Have you even been to Stockholm?

No, I haven't. And they aren't calling.

But dinner is cooking and here I am and here I am before the day is over

And our terms keep changing, but that's ok

And this is what I look like and/or this is what I'm about and/or what are we going to do about all these problems

With climate change or dictators or the price of wheat

As in WOLVERINES!

As in they've been in all kinds of movies about growing up, but now they're all grown up and what are you going to do with them

I mean, did you run cross-country in middle school?

I did

It's a nasty nasty world you live in

Did you see that?

Good luck

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 13, 2015

Storage Centers and Staged Readings




Length of story will vary

Intensity of results will vary

Centered on what?
Nothing? Nothing important? Convenience? Low real estate values?

Family situations, empty gestures, monthly recurring costs

Some forever turtle wrapping a forever string around a forever stick

Something like that

Intention vs. talent

Taste vs. airport cooking

Fluid vs. fluid vs. time

You want a reflector? Get a reflector


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Location is where I landed, not where I wrote.

Location:N Dee Rd,Park Ridge,United States

April 12, 2015

What Are We Going to Do with All These Conferences




What were you looking for?

Ore by the mountain

Restful conditions on overtime pay

Same, similar, simulation, equivalence

Weigh this, weight that

Weigh, way, weight, mass, Mass, massive, matter, madder

Made in the make-up

Made out, made whole, maiden voyage

Master, master, master!

How much farther, faster, longer?

Surrounded by sticky situations, our little band of heroes

Happens on a cache of preserved meats and dried fruits

Days away from the nearest settlement

My take stock and count their blessings

While the Earth continues around the sun and the moon is right where you'd expect it


Location:Russell St,Baltimore,United States

April 11, 2015

Pre-Gaming Y'all




I was thinking in the shower this morning about starting a journal of baseball-themed occasional poetry

Think that'd work?

I was thinking about all kinds of occasions big and small

Like a poem for the 6th game of the 69 World Series

That'd be a great one

And of course the expected -- opening day, the World Series more generally, and so on

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This was from / for mid-day yesterday, but then we were paying the check and walking and I forgot to hit "publish"... So there you have it

The Orioles lost, by the way, the score was like a million to not-a-million and the fog kept up until the game was over

Location:W Fayette St,Baltimore,United States

Can All of It Matter?





Unfortunately all of it can't matter

The same is a hard place to get to
A hard place to be

They have these boulders they call erratics and they're not just a thing in the Adirondacks

They're everywhere
Which means a lot of places

Glaciers move slowly whatever way they move

There is advancing
There is receding
Or retreating

Do you make the coffee at your house?
Do you do the dishes?
Can you cook a steak?

There is a thing these last few hundred years, but especially the last thirty or forty and

That thing is a list

Everywhere you go
Which means exactly what you're thinking

Everything I say or write or do

That favorite place and
That favorite thing and
Some quality sunshine

When we make a simulations -- and I mean a pretty broad "we" here -- at the bottom of it all there are a handful of equations duking it out at any given moment

Sometimes just two equations with a whole bunch of what-ifs crowded around

Everything gets in the water if you let it

Currents carry if you let them and

The air wants to be breathed

Dust yourself off everyday and in every way

There comes a time for the doing

More sunshine

And everything expected and unexpected


Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 9, 2015

You Can't Miss What You Can't Touch




Palaces of wisdom

Everything's covered

Like perpetual motion machines and the boys of summer

Like problems with vermin

Like safari guides, the printed kind

Here's a map, constellations, conservative predictions

The trees are just starting to bud so there can be leaves and then leaves can fall

Look at the grass, it's coming too

Before you know it, rain delays

You can make it work

All of it

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States