October 17, 2017

Make Sense of It / I Remember

Make sense of it
I mean make some sense of it
Making sense
Make make make
Trenton River train crosses
Take your time but not too much

I remember
Remember when?
Do you remember?
We remember
I remember
Remembering the way that we were

Lock the door and leave
Lights off
Lights on a timer
Street lights
Gas lamps

Historic districts every day

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

October 11, 2017

Yes Yes and You All and Good Night

Like a gun but dependent

Every word like flowers, that is both a noun and a verb, and flipping back and forth from singular to plural

Rabbit-duck; old lady-young lady; vase-two profiles looking at each other

Yes-and yes-and yes-and like I-got I-got I-got

Snapping to and the power of both

Some skulls are gray, I mean

And you can’t buy them in stores, at least not legally

Stuck in that slapback a moment, and a moment longer

For effect

You see that cliff? And that one?

There’s another.

You’re gonna love the Second Act.

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

October 10, 2017

Some Things Small

Sums, tangents, strict adherence
To vetted protocols, Corvettes of every states

Stage managers stage managing
Like Lords around Christmastime

Fellow follies fled failed nations
Grown great we think with all the ending

The thing about amoebas
That thing you do
The prevalent nepotism in the last second of Earth’s history

The role of change and all the other things you squirreled away
I mean I mean I got I got I got
Imagine a circle on the floor around you

Is it chalk or salt or sand?
Ask yourself, regions, relentless

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

October 9, 2017

There Is a Dance

There is a bend in the road

There is the final touch to a fine drink

There is a candy bar all the way down low

Or a comb and some other something you lost track of

Calling back to your first favorite game

There are opposites that come together every summer

Then every week and even every day if you want it

Grids are the last to fall away and the first to come back

Skewing used to take perspective

Now are the days of sunflares without sun and shutter clicks without shutters but nobody really needs to sweat all that

We’ve been living past need a long time now

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

October 1, 2017

I See You There with Your Zero Fucks

And I’m the guy with all the fucks

There are so many great dams in the world generating so much power but the Hoover seems the only one I can name so picture it

Those crazy power poles jutting out sideways all the way down have stuck with me

Just like so much of that drive from Virginia to San Diego and so much of the sprint back

Just one finger, just one story, just one hill or one cloud or one night

Find some thread and unspool it

Find a bag and rip it open, rip it up

My beard grows a little everyday and grows a little whiter

I wear what I wanna a little more often

I see a lotta sunrises

I wear what I wanna a little more often

And boulders and chainlink fences and knots, y’all

The winds at my back, the winds in my face, the sun’s up high but shadows all around

I need water and all I have are Sundays stretches out all around me

I need water and

I’m the guy with all the fucks or I wish I was

I wish I were

I wash a lot, I wear a lot, I wind it out

Location:Scott Dr,Baltimore,United States

September 30, 2017

Can’t Always Be All Blue Skies

I’ve never had it in me to sleep all day

But even with South Beach outside my door, I’m wishing I could in this funny little room with its tiled floor and honest-to-god murphy bed

Yesterday the clouds and the piers and the rock jetties and the kids fishing and the men fishing and all the Miami clothes

Yesterday all the hurricane damage remnants in piles along the streets and fencing

Yesterday the humidity and whatever is wrong with my heel or my Achilles’ tendon and that whole situation worrying me

Yesterday with aromatic Dutch-Indonesian food that reminds you why this is a perfect corner of the country and the only other group in the place was this family and their child’s laugh so much like my child’s laugh at that younger age and yet it was the flavors giving me deja vu for something that distinctly never happened and I still don’t know what

So many of the streetlights out

So many of the walks dark

So many Benzes so many black so many gleaming

Margaret talks about how when she gets behind on drinking water some days she feels like she can never catch up

But eventually she’ll sleep and eventually she’ll start over

I can’t tell if I’m never here or if I’ve always been here

Something like, thanks for playing

That’s where I’m at

Location:Ocean Dr,Miami Beach,United States

September 13, 2017

Before You Find It

The first I know, there were parties
Sometimes people holding hands across a measure
People fanned out in the woods
A boy's backpack, an orphaned shoe

Grids were invented
Maps were invented
Compasses, GPS beacons, signal flares, all invented

This part wasn't a straight line

Find a letter pick it up
Or a phrase or a sentence

Next I knew helicopters and small recon teams
Side-mounted machine guns, shoulder-mounted rocket launchers
And things of that nature
Maybe a demolitions expert, maybe night-vision goggles
The skies the limit but admittedly the sky was much lower back when

Now equations, or algorithms rather
Now all the times and places falling all over themselves
Now reduction is a good thing and
Now reduction is a bad thing and
You see how this thing works?

Back to marches but a different sort
And as your head dips below the surface we find ourselves back at the beginning

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

September 4, 2017

Good night, Mr. Ashbery.

You made so much difference / You made so much different. Thanks.

Location:Benoni Point Rd,Royal Oak,United States

September 3, 2017

Everybody or Every Way

Every name
Every angle

The stars in the sky and the planet Earth

Every night's rest and every corner of every room

You'll get it together

Refresh, refresh, refresh
Fresh, fresher, freshest

What do I see vs. all the things I see
And everything that can be seen

The shape of the day or the week
Mostly arcs, mostly spheres

Location:S Morris St,Oxford,United States

August 31, 2017

Performer Is a Software Application

Informer is a song by Canadian Hip Hop Artist Snow

Reformer, transformer, barnstormer, etc

The title of this poems was going to be about strings or include strings but I couldn't work it out without it just being a hack of some obvious title, like

Something with Strings; or

Strings All The Way Down; or

It coming off like I was talking about Brian Greene strings, which is what shit-canned "Strings All the Way Down" which is a great title except for that

The way some people hear "hep cats" when you say "cats"

No dude, just cats

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

August 23, 2017

Let the Sun Do What It Will

Let the tide come in and go back out

Let the thunder roll in the distance

Fluids are all the things that flow, repeated in my head with my eyes closed

Edges are only something you see from far away -- clouds, bodies of water, etc. -- so does that make them real or not?

Knots in wood are another thing to think about

And then plastic or biomass or diffusion

That things keep coming apart and coming together

And to pull way back or jump all the way in

We wanted hovercraft and they've been here the whole time

More water, an amount of salt, and always trace elements

This is not the eclipse

Nor is this, nor is this

Birds fighting or warning ahead of fighting or just plain talking

Talk it out, walk it out, and so on

I mean, you take things and you bend them

I did as a child, I do now, and I guess I'll keep doing

I don't eat eggs anymore

And many other stories

Location:E Ashley Ave,Folly Beach,United States

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