July 28, 2015

You Have Walls, You Have a Roof, You Have Things

Earlier, you have fences

You have stones and you arrange them in piles

You look in front of you, you turn your head to look behind you, there is the sun in the sky

People come and go, you'll see

Like that guy with the scraggly beard before kids had beards, on the porch

That guy, he liked Chinese food

Who doesn't?

And ghosts and math equations and fireworks

What I'm trying to say is that you have everything and then what?

Live by the woods and you'll hear cicadas at night, it's that simple

Live in the city and maybe live by the woods at the same time

People have all these kinds of things they do all the time

They've been doing these tricks with lenses for hundreds of years

But a good trick is a good trick

There is this one with a car and a couple thousand miles of roads travelled in a few days time

And you remember it forever

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July 26, 2015

Much or Muchly, Mulching Mower, Mine

Trigger everything

What's going on with your voicemail

One hand and then the world

We're always remaking everything

A dozen, a score, and then what

The sun isn't up yet

Things that melt over weeks or months

You've gotten your spice rack just where you want it

The sounds of night things in the woods at night

Saying what you mean

The light of your phone, so bright on your face and you are squinting

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July 15, 2015


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July 9, 2015

I'll Get to This Later / I'll Get to You Later

One who hasn't slept is cute

One who is wrapped in a blanket is normally cute

Everything kittens rubbing their tired little eyes

And bunnies

And bloodshed, adds the ain't-slept mind

But hush hush we're still flying

Everything slippery forever after

And so it's always been? Maybe not

But it has been quickly and for some long while

Turtles have baby turtles, it is their way

Tires get old and sometimes get burned on the edge of a lake, such is their way to the dismay of nearby vacationers

What if things had a past tense, too? Think of all the fun you could have

Sliding is a thing

Put a ring around all your favorite things

Fresh flowers and seafood and sunshine

Where cats go so goes extinction which is a real pisser

Like your life being built on so many things that would disgust you or are currently disgusting you

Are you the betting type?

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July 5, 2015

All the Free Things #Latergram

what all that is

I don't when which which

That then the Republic those there elms then that then which oak

Seasoned oak and some pine combusting

Discomfort settles in the lungs in allergy season and virus and bacteria

Protein, more protein, sunshine

Little loops of nothing tangled up with little loops of something

Everything everything everything everything

One short because this is this year and not that year

I mean century

You can tell so much about me and I about you

Spin the wheel, place your tokens, spin the wheel, celebrate, shuffle on

You'll do what you want with the spaces

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June 30, 2015

Bits of Broken Matchsticks

There are all these ages and the layers of sediment they left behind

Robot plows do the strangest things with equations and GPS, which is more equations

The atmosphere is full of trace elements like any good story

And I keep thinking about a pile of matchsticks

Or piles of matchsticks

Rows, cross-hatched, bundled on an end, broken and jumbled up

Did you grow up with Lincoln Logs?

I did

Have you been to Lincoln, Nebrasksa?

Do you have a favorite President?

A favorite time of day?

I like to keep it close

I miss the occasional ice cream binge

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June 22, 2015

Accumulation and/or Cactus Mentality

It sounds good to have been a metal kid, but I wasn't a metal kid

And my allergies rolled up on my tonight

Before that making drinks, drinking, eating, baseball on TV

Each day full of a day's worth of decision

Each day a little bit shorter now

And keep on saying it quieter and quieter and we're all crouching down until late December and you got it

Every time you are dancing and that song comes on it's probably gonna be a good time if you let it

You got your cellphones and your pictures and your hashtags and your good times

You've got your bed and your sheets and your roof over your head

You have a toolbox of tools and a bag of tricks and wooden cross beams and places you like to go

Like, want, need, forget

Naive, national, nature, nine more

Tracks, I mean

Cornering and decisions and going

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June 15, 2015

All Sorts of Treachery Captured for Your Viewing Pleasure

All the sentries you can remember

Scores and scores, scoring, scouring, scrounging

Everything divisible if you have patience and enough decimals

Everything you've shouted and heard shouted

Give thanks for this roof over our head

All the better to project

And thunder that shook the whole house -- have you been there for that and for real? -- it's much more than what you've read

You can cross your fingers or press your palms against one another and it's not the same but you're getting there

What you do with your hair on a humid Sunday

What you do for lunch

That episode where Magnum's dad says tells kid Magnum has to tread water for 24 hours because then he'll be saved and then present-day Magnum treading and treading

Storms will happen all summer

Most clapboard is weathered

And perfect skies will look fake for generations

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June 10, 2015

Cakes for Sale!

The 50s happened for like life

Your favorite kind of bread with your favorite meat and your favorite condiments

Entropy is always against you

But trees still happen and skyscrapers and nation-states

Sugar gets all over the place

You head south, everything heads south

Figures and pictures and real life

Logistics is to the military as triage is to the ER as asynchronous state management is to the 21st century

Your loading graphic is my spirit animal

Go find your own

Location:Baltimore,United States

June 9, 2015

As One, What Are You Going to Do?

Personality is one of those things that slides

What kind of tuning are you gonna go with on this one?

Globes of glass inside globes of glass and so on with ringing

All the things a gloved hand gets away with

Summer coming on in the Mid-Atlantic

Scooters and flip-flops and sunscreen

You write something important on a strip of paper and twirl it into a tight little cylinder and then put it in your pocket

And repeat that again and again until you have a pocket full of very important things

How much would that weigh?

Turn other things inside out

A box can take more doing

Seasonal everything and water and predictions

Everyone loves a parade, so there you have it

Location:Baltimore,United States

June 7, 2015

Whatever What Was Intended

How a bricklayer approaches a place where there's going to be a wall

All the places one may find a furrow

The times you approach a corner, better yet, the times you wonder what waits around that corner

There comes that moment when the phones you knew in your youth are gone

And so many things seem ridiculous

Have you seen what happens when hyenas get their way?

And then department stores, manual transmission, hell, internal combustion while we're making lists

YouTube videos of massive domino runs

On the horizon is gravity and old age and who knows what else

Time, time, mountains

The moon so very far away

Here comes the sun, here comes the night, here comes the sun again and the night and the sun and the night

Have you been in the harbor?

Have you seen it?

Have you walked the shore as the sun does all the things a sun can do?

When you roll up your khakis, grab wayfarers, and become President

When you roll up your sleeves and get down to work, and your hands covered in ink stains

When you take off your glasses and everything's blurry now but it's a cinematic indicator of new perspective and that moment right before inspiration

Or rubbing your temples

Or your hand on the bridge of your nose as everything falls apart around you

So much to tell every day you walk this Earth and surely long after, when you are wandering the stars and making all sorts of discoveries we'd never imagined

Location:Baltimore,United States

May 31, 2015

There Are So Many People and So Many Things

You see that it is specks in the far corner of specks all the way down

I mean that you're on the edge of this huge thing and it is on the edge of this huge thing and so on

I don't mean to be repetitive but god damn

And I think about Athena and how she sprung from Zeus's forward fully formed -- I think about that all the time

That's what a real myth looks like in our world and we cling to it

Erase the past, believe in genius

Because it is comforting even when it leaves us out -- like when people without means vote for politicians and policies that protect those with means because I'll be rich tomorrow

Who's out there gathering up all these American modern day myths into an Ovid-like single place?

Sunday is not for soapboxes, Jamie

Sunday is for soaking up all the things

Like sunshine and chores and afternoon baseball and all the work you need to get going on

Like the 350 million people in this country and the 6-something billion people around the planet

And that that is a huge percentage of all the people ever

And that surely some dinosaurs were warm blooded

And that it is always good to remember that chickens are dinosaurs

And so on

There is so much all the time

I don't have much to add to that just now

I'm reading a book about a guy that's trapped alone on Mars and trying to not die there

I mean it's a book, but I'm reading it on my phone

Because I do that a bit these days

This weather

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