August 21, 2017

Whoever Said "The Hum of Cicadas in the Trees" Doesn't Really Get What Hum Means

My boundaries are blurring; or

My boundaries are overflowing; or

Vibration, extension, random quick and random movements

You can be a patent clerk and still everything will move about

You can sit in a chair on a porch and the gentle machine-gunning of the cicadas will flow

Poems are full of words like staccato because the Modern Age

Because the Modern Age started more than a hundred years ago and didn't see many machine guns and is long gone

Because equations are necessary fantasies

Because seagulls in South Carolina are nothing like birds in Virginia but are also birds

Marshland is the best land like a pound for pound world champion

It's a show

As in it's all a show

It's August

As in it's no longer July and not yet September and you can think all you want about the once-were giants or all the things bees are up to this time of year or how fast melons and gourds are doing their thing because Autumn is right around the next bend

This is a good seat



Location:E Ashley Ave,Folly Beach,United States

August 17, 2017

And They'll Make a Lighter Mouse

And they'll hold onto that ledge by their fingerprints

And they'll judge us kindly

From on high or a distant past or quite differently

Splayed or laid out or laid up

On the lam, a turkey sandwich, waxed cloth

The rain across all sorts of terrain

A little container of potted meats shows up all over literature

Would pâté count?
I love it, I really do



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

August 14, 2017

Scatter This as You Go

Scent senseless severed sold
Then than though, thought thinking tough

You useless you'll yell ever after

Sounds sounding sound sometimes
Charlatan sham shills shaken shots

Leaky leaky days



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

August 8, 2017

Dyes and Gauls

I'm nothing if I'm not the ruins of Roman encampments

All the disbelief that comes with the things that matter

The direction of time vs. the bend of a saw

Bowed legs, broken backs, galvanized steel and steam and steak dinner dreams

Someone came to America and invented Siracha

Someone else put it in mayo




Location:1st St NE,Washington,United States

July 31, 2017

I Mean Keep It

The thing about pencils
Cliff edges
All the painted ceilings of all the painted chapels
Two people holding hands
Hillsides and patches of clover
Family friends
A sweatshirt just before it's past its prime
That thing you recently lost
Ring sizes
Baby just about anything
An ache between your shoulder blades
Nowhere fur, nowhere sharp objects
It's a whole n'other century
And it feels all right



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

July 30, 2017

What Scratches Scratches Dirt

What scratches scratches dirt
What tears stings and flows
What forges forgets

There will always be walls to build


Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

July 23, 2017

Trip Wires Are for Tripping

Day becomes night
And we trade handshakes for hugs
Grade A everything
Bank holidays and brake jobs
Forever forever

Frank exchanges
Current corrective currency
Situational, counter-factual, conviction
I don't do eye-spots

And we pick it up again
Grating, greater, groundswelled
The edge of an ocean
All the things you think about the moon
And here we are, going back and forth and back back and forth




Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

June 15, 2017

Cover Cover Cover

Red jackets and headlights and the month of June

Like history like whoah like all the cats and all the bedtimes

The ways we think now

That hill or town

That horse or tariff

Tavern tarry tarnished till

I mean or I said or I thought or I did

As in you expected or at least I did

As in a very special connection because it's so simple and boredom ain't a thing no more no more no more no more

Like a Triumph put into a garage a smidge before closing time

And elevators have doors

And so on




Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

May 2, 2017

Transit Trust Trainers

Lollipops that are fantasies.

Taking care of yourself and those that don't.

Walls between walls between places.

Caricatures and crutches and crushes.

Counting as you get older.

Goals that aren't what you thought.

What equals what vs. equality.

All the things I wrestle with vs. all the things I believe.

A good story told over drinks.

When the lights are low vs. when the days are long.

We weren't the first to fish this river and hardly the last.






Location:Scott Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 30, 2017

Foot Drop

I'm down I'm down I'm down I'm down

A flood of salt and a weight and a board across your chest

Reception and receiving

Doors, dowels, drive shafts, and dancing

Shattered Saturdays

Trances

Tried and true and truancy

Pride and proof then fluency

Flatter not, flaunt not

First forgotten, last won

Any number of things will trace an arc

But where will you be standing?



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 29, 2017

The World We Live In

Hovercraft vs. overland

Re-tread vs. retreat

Old growth vs. barbershop

Fantasy vs. fantastic

Philanthropic vs. fill in the blank

Music vs. amusing

Attraction vs. reaction

Wait times vs. weight limits

All in vs. all in the family

Calling vs. living




Location:Dulaney Valley Rd,Towson,United States

April 28, 2017

All Day All Day

I see you Metro preacher

And you twenty years ago doppelgänger; I've never wondered if you're dead

And robot friends and fellow travelers and all the things we leave out

I see you piles and piles

I see you too long list

I see you blood pressure and daylight and day-long training sessions

I see you grand-daddy of distractions

I see you anxiety and despair

I see you fresh Fall fashions

Humidity before that, decay after that, delays shot through

What're you gonna do with a major American city when nobody agrees on major anymore?

Whaddya say in the face of the faceless?

Faceful? Fateful? Faithful?

Sometimes a straight line is just a straight line

And you still have place to be