December 3, 2016

It's December Is What's Next

(I was away from here all November as I worked on a novel-that-became-a-novella-to-be over here: ... I don't know if that link is going to work, I'm a little limited here. Anyway it's good to be back to thumb-typing what with the novel-now-novella being mostly finger-types, but true to form I snuck some thumb-typed sections in there and it'll be interesting to see if I can spot the difference when I start editing in a few months. And it'll also be interesting to see what I do with it / about it if I can spot it. More? Less? As a device? And so on.)

Things change you

What do they call these shades that are translucent or semi-transparent or whatever like the opposite of black out shades

Haze out
Wash out
But "out" is the wrong word what's the word for "half out" instead or Quarter or 10%

You've used photoshop you get what I mean

There are those slides everywhere

God bless the Bronx for what they did or wherever else the cross fade came from

Who gets there first vs. who gets there the loudest vs. fuck all y'all

Hands in the air like like like

Heads nod like like like like

I don't know what you need from me and I don't know what I need so here we are as in here comes 2017 like whoah

Apple blossoms? Rain gaps? Fantasy everything?

Press accuses careerism while forever forevers ever

After which after who after when

I mean, who that which. Which because. That this that there.

Pause-breathe, think-exhale, smile-double, step-step like snap.

October 18, 2016

Salvage Salvo Scripture

Something like softening everything

Station after station seeks same

Strenuous sauntering in the heat, they'd say

That which which when whenever, they'd say

I'm here! I'm here!

Sideways or refraction falls short

They don't get it

The hand waving, the small pile of drift wood lit up on the beach because it's all the drift wood we could find

Not bad for a Wednesday but it isn't Wednesday

Keeping track of your goods when it's never gonna get any better

And then new things born every day and more sunshine and all the things that happen when you dissolve salt in water

They know the signs and you're ready

Pat pat pat

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

October 10, 2016

Cancellations Due to Weather

It's not whether
Wherever you
Forget forget forget
Final sounds are finished songs
Surround sounding sinking sunk
And then Tuesday
And then Wednesday
And then the wood you lean on
Six shots sinking sunk
Quieter times
Always the sun

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

October 9, 2016

All Systems Locked Up in the Dark

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

October 7, 2016

All Manner of Not-Good-for-Me-s

Location:N Franklintown Rd,Baltimore,United States

October 6, 2016

This Is My World and Everybody Else's

Location:Aspen Grove Ct,Odenton,United States

September 16, 2016

Awwwuulll These People or What It Means to Go from Place to Place

Line line line it up I'm barely standing

Like oceans to the sea

Like tired people in tired places

Like this whole income thing and every other thing

And then the trailer parts of trailer trucks all lined up at the Pepsi Distribution Center waiting for the truck parts to come and take them places

Drive up windows for fast food and banks and coffee

Tshirt shops on boardwalks on beaches

All that wood out in the sun all summer long

Hurricane shutters, shatter-proof glass, childproof bottle caps

This over time and that over time and you, too, over time

Think about the last time you took a good look at the sky and what you were feeling right beforehand

Or the last time you saw someone driving with their turn signal on and didn't know it

What train tracks do

What chainlink fences do

Any job well-done

And then time alone

Quiet and alone

Location:Garden City Dr,Hyattsville,United States

August 26, 2016

Mantle and Its Opposite

Thunder and lightning and lies

The things we say about every action

Or a desk and the ducking and the covering

Thursday is a day and so is Friday

Fancy everything, the ground we walk on, moments after the rain stops

The last slice of pizza is not a thing

Line after line after line in the sand

And it's late at night
And it's early in the morning
And this thing and this thing and this thing are all piled up

The way thunder rolls in the distance

How some things just float

Location:9th St,Key Colony Beach,United States

August 21, 2016

Welcome to I Woke Up Before You

Want want want
Have have have
Private private

I see more than darkness

And days will always vary

If it's teeth or swollen weather

Let it be heat like a brick

Let it be water to my neck and welcomed

Let it be wrapped in anything

An egg in it, a cherry on it, one of those long spoons like at Friendly's

What do you own?

And what is too many?

Trouble with troubles and it's nowhere near time to go

Thatch together so shelter and stay awhile

Like stew and statements and stamen

It's all in your head because it's supposed to be

Location:8th St,Key Colony Beach,United States

August 15, 2016

Those Perfect Things That Would Kill You

I'm not talking about preservation

Rings, boats, fruit and other foodstuffs

Not scurvy, not rickets

And these other things come in threes, but not these and not today

Today the real is all too real

Today is unasked for remembrances

Today is what you'll walk into around the corner of you aren't paying attention

A deer family on the side of the road -- mom and two fawns born so late in the season

The old kind of torrents

Turrets, tribulation, trial, tradition

A wistful day has its sad parts

And regrets are what they are

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

August 14, 2016

Golden Levers Evens Now

From now on
Frightful vs. fearful
Fearless from froth
Feckless freckled front

Golden great great grinning
Ginned gains gained

Helping her heave
Heavenward hoisted
Pulleys are like simple machines only less so
Nothing's right from now on

Out of a metaphorical starting gate
Or a cage between your ears
Or a blue heron in a little creek and winter's on its way

Only running slow this year

Today? Felt like a hundred out there

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

August 9, 2016

And Then a Throw-In

It starts once you have a line

Like the way light made dark, before that there was just a great volume of whatever

When is what happened what happened and when is it a model or a map

Let's squash down the dimensions here, place a camera there, some strategic lighting and then we pretend it means something

The thing about words is you can say anything

The thing about life

The thing about meals

The thing about math

The thing about people

The thing about disease

You're better off looking up today

Location:T St NE,Washington,United States