December 29, 2014

I Don't Even Know Who That Is

Some things are differed

Like an inferno that is deadly and the dance party of the century

Some things are fantastic and others are ready to come home

When dreams are disabled

When you get plenty of sleep

When the smell of fallen leaves just isn't going to be enough

Back to fire to get back to heat

Children of children will inherit whatever is left

And then there is another arch airbrushing yet another day

T-shirts for everyone

Hair color, neck massages, gentle exfoliants

Coming up next and then and then and then and them

Location:Pious Ridge Rd,Berkeley Springs,United States

December 26, 2014

Ghosts Like Whoah

Clowns but skeletal but airy

Have you worked with concrete before, I mean

Have you ever owned a motorcycle

I mean, have you boiled water over a fire

Fold some paper some

Find your way, it's almost 2015

Do you have socks on?

The sun is always doing its thing, you know

So many years

So many many many years

Start with sand

Location:W Laurel Ave,Sterling,United States

December 23, 2014

Whatever Did Happen

Physics has taught us a lot of things

Deserts most often after dinner

I have two arms

Then circles then shoulders then onward

There's a lot that needs doing, quite honestly

Here's a piece of paper and here's a collection of things on someone's mind somewhere

Picture after picture after picture works it out

What are you going to do?

As in, where are you going to go?

Where are you going to go in those pants?

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

December 21, 2014

What Was Nearly Glitter

Like the street and far from here

The exchange of goods

The chase and the confusion and the weather

A tangle of myths like voluntary

Reliquary, requirement, re-establishment of borders

Against a cold morning

The repetition of all things

The acquisition of some things

The stars all around us, day and night

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

December 18, 2014

I Said It Was

I said and it was

Formal wear, time and patterns, patterns and patterns

No rain tonight


Current events

Long columns, names that begins with D

Flowers come in colors

And then black and white photos and balconies and the people all around you full or suggestions

I said it was

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

December 17, 2014

I'm in the Backseat of a Car

These things go faster now

These things always go faster than you expect

Drop all sorts of objects in here

BYO Specificity
BYO Everything for the New Year

Location:9th St NW,Washington,United States

December 14, 2014

Assemble So Many Strange and Beautiful Things

They make blurry prayers

All manner of birds with all manner of beaks

And little skinny legs and sometimes scary talons

Some things stop up the blood others make it run cold

But not really

Other things: smeared paint, light from a streetlight outside the window, different hairstyles and makeup and manicures, unexpected moments

Picture after picture after picture

All of things except when they are of moments

Is are was wish wish which will William

With which wish wish whenever when whatever wakes water

Those that this is is are will forever for frontyards forage foreword, I mean foremast

Massive sails that everyone mishears this time of year

Buffaloes roam, that's what they do

Cows are around

We'll make our way back to birds if you give it enough time

And sunlight

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

December 11, 2014

So Much Everything Now

Toys and chairs and footrests

More foyers now

So so so so so much more everything

And drama drama drama drama and rows and rows more

Birds are the dinosaurs that made it

Old news was once news

That which who how why why why why wonder

And I why why why why why wander went away was that that that this which was was was

Tails take talks or tusks

Educational rap songs, shoot

Hosted here now for now

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

December 9, 2014

Take a Hill, For Instance

Take an average day

Take a volume of water

Take help, take heaven

Take the square root of a number, and questions

Take either vs. take both

Graft branches onto trees

Take all measure of miraculous things

Wondrous beasts, delirious fevers, magnificent digging tools

Take foyers and anterooms and antechamber and kill zones

Take all means of correspondence

Carousel ponies

Figurative drawings

False bottoms in real drawers

My friends

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

December 7, 2014

The Universe Isn't Getting Any Younger

I don't know what we'll do with all this light

That which wish whose wish daytime wishes

When a pile of rope yields a pile of knots

Or when a block of ice is a true friend

The planet will keep doing what the planet does, do you understand?

Dust motes might be a real thing

Concussive force, crowd sourcing, power transfer, time time time

How rocks are made

How water is made

How iron is made and unmade and made again

Pile sand on top of you, only it's dirt

Put food in your belly first

Look at the sun shine

Location:Rhode Island Ave NW,Washington,United States

December 3, 2014

This That the Other More or Less

Leases have never been this good

Life lived the loves of bread

Turn the thought over against the cold

Braids from threads from flax from fields

There should be birds and better

There should be rosemary because it's my favorite

Branches in every pocket

Stores in every strip mall

Like time travel like everywhere

The seeds of nothing ever changes

The light your used to in December

So little of so much

Here and now

November 29, 2014

Voices in So Many Places

Lift up a tarp and you'll find a whole world underneath

Be it blue or green

Everything attaches to everything else no matter what I mean

Raise a barn and you'll have a barn

Raise all kinds of things

Keep doing your best even though that won't always be good enough

Keep knowing things, keep disagreeing with things, keep forcing things

Sometimes breaking things, sometimes buying things

There are bookcases and there are books

There are floors and there are rugs

There are ceilings and there are roofs

This house is filled with explanations and spiders like any good house

The snow on the ground is the result of things bigger than you

So is the ground

What you understand has little bearing on what is

You learned to walk before you learned a good many other things

Keep building and changing and modifying and taking

Location:Wincanton Dr,Fairport,United States

November 27, 2014

Hope You Can See the Snow Out There

Because it's everywhere

Perfect snowman-making, snowball-making snow

The clumpy not powder kind but still fluffy, not crazy wet

Do you need me getting all ponderous on snow again and what's fiction and what's poetry and what's everything else?

Do we-all need a blanket for the times?

Is this all crap? As in useless not as in lying because there is really snow out there

But lying is more bull-crap or bullshit?

Do you miss those quasi cuss words from when you were younger

Before you were allowed to say what you want

Like anyone is allowed to say what they want anyway, but that's a much longer discussion I half-believe in

But "bull crap" is like the perfect illustration of what I'm talking about

Or maybe even "bull dookie" before that

I'm on my phone and I want those quoted guys to be italics and I'm not quite sure how to make that happen in this so I'm not

I wasn't even looking for an example of how we don't get to day everything we want

Only so much freedom as is permitted or taken

Only so many consequences you will accept

And they do it with convenience, but I don't even believe in a they

I believe in something unthinking and uncaring like climate change

In processes that get unwieldy and get away and get out of control

This is sloppy

This makes half-sense

I'm not in a bar and I didn't buy you a beer

There isn't the news on nor a fire in a fireplace

We aren't around a table in a fluorescent lit rectangle and there aren't klieg lights or cameras either

I never knew the U came before the O in that word, and there is another illustration

Behavior, convenience, ease, habit, defaults, paths upon paths, thank you

Everything that is great is everything that is not

Nobody said this would be easy and nobody was still right

There's snow

Location:Dancing Bear Ln,Lewisburg,United States

November 23, 2014

My Own Private NaNoWriMaho

Last year I tried to do a traditional NaNoWriMo. It was called "95 Kingdoms" (working title) and I made some serious headway, but fell far short. I didn't think writing the great American novel was the point or the likely outcome, but it still didn't feel great to know that I was behind day after day and then to ultimately give up.

As this year rolled around, I'd already been doing this 750words thing daily (more on that below) for a couple months, and I really wanted to jump right into giving NaNoWriMo another try. National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) has been so good for me the past couple years, after all.

But work was driving at a fever pitch and there were a thousand other things nibbling at my time and my mind. My extremely intelligent (and beautiful) wife said to me, "Jamie, don't be stupid. Why don't you just do NaNoWriMo in some other month." Which was brilliant. Yes, I won't be part of the website or the community. Everyone locked arms and struggling with their novels together. But I can be part of that some other year.

NaNoWriMo isn't about writing a novel, for me. It's about instilling a practice. It's about reminding yourself what it means to be a writer.

It's Monday and you are dragging. Dreading going back to work? Write.
It's Tuesday and you didn't get enough sleep? Feel sick? Write.
It's Wednesday and you are totally uninspired? Write.
It's Thursday and you are going to hit a happy hour with friends? Write.
It's Friday and you have a massive deadline? Write.
It's Saturday and it is snowing and looking gorgeous out there? Write.
It's Sunday and you need to weather-seal the windows? Write.
You're in love? Write. You're depressed? Write. You're kid got detention? Write.

When I get envious about my friend Justin, it isn't about the great books he's written. It's the practice and the dedication. He writes and writes and writes. He built a routine into his life and rarely deviates. That's work and takes serious commitment. His routine even includes exercise. Christ.

He's put out more than half a dozen books since I met him, while I struggled year after year to make writing a regular part of my life. If you are a writer, you write. If you aren't writing, you're a fraud. And that feeling seeps out into your whole life. It sucks.

I could be proud about all the great work I do at work and this great career I was building. I could make excuses about the responsibilities of being married or then the emotional drain of my marriage falling apart. I could talk about raising a wonderful child. But when I wasn't writing there was always a part of me that knew I was falling down.

Regular practice isn't about quality, it's about volume. Quality comes in fits and starts, let it take care of itself. And let editing happen when it is time to edit. Regular practice is about staying on top of words and sentences and rhythm and idiom. Keeping nimble and easy. Always pliable and charged for when inspiration pulls up a chair.

It's not about spending hours every day -- more power to you if your life affords that kind of time for consistent stretches, though -- it's about giving it a half hour here or 15 minutes there. Finding the tools that'll let that happen and instilling a massive habit.

The tools for me:

I started writing on my phone -- almost exclusively -- about 4 years ago. 99.9% of the poems on Very Most Good were written on my phone. It meant that I always had my writing implements with me wherever I was. And that change has had all kinds of amazing downstream effects for me and my poetics. Immediacy. Another go at the eternal struggle to break down the wall between the observer and real life. And so on. I only started typing with my 10 fingers again when I set out on this latest challenge to pound out 50k words in a month. I think I could've done it on my phone though (next time). -- is a website based on the Artist's Way model of writing "Morning Pages" (go check out the Artist's Way some time... it's totally cheesy and you'll feel strange-to-outright-embarassed doing it, but getting out of your comfort zone is a great way to get out of your own head for a while -- thanks Jon). I'd been doing all this writing on my blog, but 750words gave me a private space that was always available (the mobile view is great). I can cut and paste from it over to my blog when I want, but the default is private. I needed this practice to be something that was intrinsically motivated. Not something driven by pageviews and reader comments and Tumblr likes. 750 words a day on my phone takes a half hour, and I made that a part of my morning -- getting up a half hour earlier on weekdays. That started something like 3 months ago and I'm still going strong.

Talking to my partner (and my daughter) -- you need help maintaining this little corner of selfishness that it takes to stay committed. I don't have tons of witty examples on this, but let's just all agree to the importance of communication in your relationships and this is just another part of it. And my daughter is writing more and more and 12yo-curious about this daily writing idea, which makes me feel like I won some parent award somewhere.

And that's it. Make it simple.
Make it regular.
Make it as private as you need it.
Make it easy.

And so this year for NaNoWriMo, I decided I could make time anyway -- despite that great advice from my wife -- but I did it a bit different. I wasn't going to write a novel, I was just going to hit a goal: 50,000 words in November. Free-writing, creative writing, journaling, anything. I amped up my 750words practice to pound out a private volume of words and sentences. As of today I just crushed my way past 46k and have 7 days to go. If I dialed my pace all the way back to the 750 / day I'd been maintaining, I'll get there. But I'm sure I'll keep writing more.

All month, my weekday pace has been 1,250 / day. Maybe that'll be my new normal. Maybe I'll keep doing this 10-finger-typing thing when I write. It's been a welcome change. Who knows. But whatever it is, I'm going to keep going.

November 21, 2014

In Line at Chipotle Again

Speed speed speed again

Cycle go in circles

And we think about solvents before we're asked about proteins

Keep growing, keep going

And we're off

Location:Kenyon St NW,Washington,United States

November 20, 2014

Nothing Immediately Repeated

As in repetition repaired

Fault lines and forevers and houses burned down daily

The boots you walked in on

And the numbers you brought and an armload of opinions

To hell with all kinds of airplanes and a shit-ton of failures

Fault fault fault forget

What do you know about respect and statistics and every other thing

What about the time of year

Right right right

And somewhere down the line thirty

Location:Nottingham Rd,Baltimore,United States

November 19, 2014

Those Times When Perspectival Tricks Were All the Rage

Those times when nothing was funnier than autocorrect gone mad

Troops lined in lines, but all were so so tired

Concrete walls, concrete floors, and harsh ceilings

Nothing ever happened just once

Forget it all, forget it all

Forget it in a river when the current turns icy

Forget it in a snowbank or on the roadside of a seldom travelled road

Forget it under cover of night and full of excuses

No one ever cared about commas like you cared

No one ever thought about what that switch was connected to

No one ever got those guys out of that prison camp that was legally nowhere

It's dinnertime in America if you're hungry

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

November 17, 2014

Something Awhile #Latergram

There were different first tries and different first thoughts

Flash-fried onions are a thing

Flash-frying is a thing, period

It takes half of everything

It takes laps and naps and beliefs

Constantly doubling down and forget it

You got a horn

You got a day off

Whoah upon whoah upon wow

There it is and there again

All I have are curtains

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

November 8, 2014

Every Moment More

Things that smell good and things that smell good for you

Earlier, a very big, very dead spider on the underside of a green tarp

My beard has come in again

More every moment

More with a vengeance

And then every moment vengeance

This that that which which more often where who which which that

Nucleo-something vs. the center of everything

Enter enter enter

It all comes back until it doesn't

It's all taken down at the edges

Location:W 36th St,Baltimore,United States

November 6, 2014

I'm in Line at Chipotle

Something something something

Like something noise

And activity and heat

Sorta kinda

That went faster than expected

Shoot, but good

Location:Meridian Pl NW,Washington,United States

November 3, 2014

It's Not a Sprint Just Because You're Moving

Random nosebleeds have yielded to really random nosebleeds. Awesome.

Motivation, application, force.

Formidable opponent in a statement from his own life

Trust the robots and they will lead you somewhere

Like I said, trust and confidence and the rest of the best

Mirror feet meet mirror shades

Parties part ways in the worst ways

Stone cliffs are like this

So are new rooms before you've moved in

White on white corners

Art before the dust has settled

All the photographic evidence

And everyone is on their way

Location:I-95 S,Wilmington,United States

November 1, 2014

Lay Offa All That

These patterns at my back

These fires

These napping cats

So says November

So says be careful

Stocking up stores

Short lines everywhere you look

Extra hours and regular sunsets

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

October 30, 2014

I Just Accidentally Hit My Knee With a Belt Buckle

How do you like that?

Giant eyes, wooden booths, lazy foxes

I haven't thought about imaginary numbers in a long time

All the things you don't think about vs. all the things you forget

A city in the center of a state vs. a city without a state

Sometimes a solid becomes a gas straight away no matter what the century

Somethings crawl

Somewhere is next, over here

On a street corner outside your office, on the down escalator when you're heading up, ahead of you in line at a weekend matinee

Too many drinks, too many nights, too much more

Everyone get home safely, it's a world out there

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

October 27, 2014

Rarely We Mean Things vs. We Mean Things Rarely

Two-thousand pounds

Sixty seconds

And warm

Conversely automaton Tuesday

Welcome emulsifying Friday

Never on the weekends and never in front of your parents

What you expect of wisdom

How you take a posting

The position of your binoculars

And the way the sunshine hits everything

Location:Baltimore,United States

October 25, 2014

Rarely Written Right Out Front

And then we compare stats and then we have more of this and more of that

Sidewalks have sidewalk cracks

And then twist ties and windows on buildings and buildings off highways

Daylight begets daylight

Swaths, swatches, swindle, swing

Tree branches get piled on days like this

More things come together on days like this

What is usual is numbers

What is usually said is reinforcing

What fits in this circle is immeasurable until it isn't

We all enjoy this most every day

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

October 21, 2014

I Don't Know Totem and More

Beds and babies

Echo horizon
Stun guns for every summer

Santa Maria
Beans nonsense rainfull gutters

Fall to overflow to gall to the end of containers is the end of you

I don't know, I don't know

Vintage photos, vintage videos, antique cars, edibles table by table

Just the voice, throw it out

Catch the moment, throw it out

Those expectations, those revelations

Evaluation and valuation go to a party, etc.

We're busy smoothing out all the wrinkles

You can have it back in just a second

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

October 20, 2014

Grandfather Clause Ha Ha Ha

This and that #latergram

Every time you disobey a robot

The escalation of creepy, October or not

Economic violence

Disturbances, enemies, and then pillars

Wheels on wet surfaces

Newly invented alloys

And the end of everything

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

October 17, 2014

Talk Talk Talk Slow Poem

Bellow, Lomax, often angry trying every day.

Break-fix; break-in; breakdance; breakfast

Sunrise to sundown

Certain pills are meant to make you slower

Are made to make you slower

Makeup; make out; making; may

Mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, etc.

A day of the week devoted to each part of speech, but I really mean each person. Like a day for "I" and a day for "you."

The word I'm looking for is just outside of me

Winter; winter coat; winterize

Jokes by wolves; stories by crows; monologues by day or night

Back up singers; celebrity mishaps; tenses

Just piles and piles of crap all over the lawn come morning

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

October 15, 2014

What Is It That You Find Special?

What is it that you find particularly

What is it that falls on the ground?

Nobel Prizes for advances in microscopes

The week that Leap Day falls in

Suggestions on suggestions on Wednesday

Saturn and its rings and its moons

When I was young, I really liked doodling. I still do, and I like sketching, too.

Any number of things we wish we were better at

Composition, memorization, etc.

I wrote a note about imprecision this morning, I'll find it later, it was something I thought I heard on the radio

And barrels

And the clouds backlit in early morning looking so odd

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

October 13, 2014

This Goes Out to All Those Lawns

Over houses,

Mountains, years, lost overtones voiding every instance stated

Until newer resistance equates quiet understanding in that echoing doorway.

(Sleep. Dream. Etc.)
(Overheard, in between.)

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

October 12, 2014

Figure It Out Quickly

Everything you've got on here

Clean. Clean. Classy

Ever after every snack

Wolves and talk of deer and then coyote

This under that and that and a little cleft in the land with a creek at the bottom

Then fences

Then highways

Then a back to the land movement

Tried and trigger

Trefoils, seatbelts, Saturnine something

Just a few more minutes

The time of day followed by the speed of light

You still haven't found the refreshments

Sentiment, resent, recent reckless roundabouts

And some fairplay

Location:Boston,United States

October 6, 2014

I Will Not Be Found Somewhere High Above Japan

Sometimes the moon
Is. I will not in a box
I will not, I will

Tell the tiger to
Get its own tail. And then tell
Ignorance to some-

Thing. And I will not
Answer questions when you take
That tone. Cheat, cheat. Tell

Tell and keep telling
The best string of lights. The cold
Settling in. Talk

Of salad greens and
CSAs and then a joke
Comes in just for you.

Things don't always work out. Brush it off.

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

October 5, 2014

There Is Much So Much Going On

Much so much, even if you couldn't tell. Couldn't tell it. Much.

I've got piles that are stacks.

I've got things crawling under my skin.

I've got all livestock.
I've got all livestock.

I wish I did and an escape pod.

That's a boarding call for Barbados when you're heading to New York.

Some people step back to design patterns and get all hands off with the world, and there is use in that

And I can't swing a hammer so much, but maybe I'm saying I should start

Remember that bug inside Neo?
Remember the Black Oil?
Remember all kinds of creepy crawlies. I haven't seen The Strain yet.

Remember that freaky dwarf in Phantasm? Remember that whole freaky movie.

And little things that are incredibly heavy like lead and tungsten and don't forget DU

Remember that Wikipedia happened and that was in your lifetime

Along with a bunch of other stuff

Compose some day vs. composure

Composition, conditioning, conditioner, conditions for success, context, content, constant

Flowers, flowing, forever

Ride, on, little, man, right, on

When good ceases to mean anything, and everything serves the long-view in the end, and the long-view doesn't give a fuck

And we're gonna sweat the long-view one more day and then another if we can make it

The Earth from Space vs. space from space vs. take one, I've got enough

I've got so much more

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

October 4, 2014

Goodnight, Darth

I miss Darth.

He'd been a constant neighborhood fixture since we moved here in March.

Stalking through our backyard, hunting little woodland creatures.

Sitting tall in our frontyard sometimes when we'd drive up to the house.

That time he was asleep on our patio, curled up next to our garden gnome.

That 5am parade of creatures I saw out back once -- deer, Darth, and finally a fox -- all moving left to right across the backyard with just a couple minutes between each.

It might be obvious that I love cats.

Ages 5 to 25, we had an all-black cat named Spooky (I was 5, my sister 3, my brother 7 -- we hadn't come into our greatest naming powers). I remember a neighbor brought him to us as a kitten while she was watching us and our parents were away to celebrate their anniversary or something. The 70s were different.

Spooky was our third cat -- first Patches (who ran away during a blizzard, went feral, and we'd see him every now and again for years -- he grew huge in the wild) and then Tiger's untimely end.

And then I had come into another all-black Wallace in my first marriage. He passed away late last year.

So Darth was part of a long line -- and his outdoor hunter ways brought me all the way back to Spooky. He was like that even in his 20th year with only one tooth left in his mouth and a heart condition.

Darth is the namesake cat in the title of the chapbook I've been kicking around / pitching, "Neighborhood Cats Hide Under Parked Cars in the Rain."

But Darth is no more. I found him on the curb in front of our house earlier this week.

Hit by a car? Probably, but he wasn't mangled. It looked like it went quick.

It was at the end of a hard day, coming home to that, and I nearly lost my shit then and there. But that would wait until the next day -- fellow cat-guy Chris Toll's birthday and hearing "We Will Live Again" (one of Mole Suit Choir's many tributes to Toll?) come up on shuffle play and it all being a bit too much.

I didn't all out lose it, but I probably could've used it.

Goodnight, Darth. And hello to all the future Darths in my life, that's the way it goes and always has.

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

September 30, 2014

Nights Like This

Lines, laws

Time and time again

Slow songs on the radio

Red lights and brake lights and low light

September is the kind of month that wanes

And then the bass

And the memories

Gotta eat something soon

Location:New Hampshire Ave,Chillum,United States

September 28, 2014

There Will Be Injuries and Forgiveness

Foreshadowing with horticulture

Debutantes, clergy, claymation

Traverse, travesty; bisect, bifurcate

Pull together a portfolio for it is Tuesday

Temperance, temperature, tempered glass or steel

Or primates

Or primacy of venue

Or been here before only with fewer shooting stars

What did you discover with your little boats and a vast ocean?

What did you put down in that notebook?

Cramp-handed creations

He wraps his fingers around everything

Bring the next course

Bring it all

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

September 26, 2014

I Have a Complicated Relationship with Cinematography, Art Direction, and Preciousness

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

September 24, 2014

Helen, Pyre, Ascent, Assets

Helpful aspects. Hopscotch. Bandwidth.

Discuss cooing birds nightly

Simple salves over salvation

Fold a piece of paper and fold it again

Magic makes the circle and the circle is dry

As hair is to air

As heir is to err is to too goddamn cutesy but it's staring at you anyway

As boats and roads and groups of both

We have so many reasons to bundle and they all take us away from the world

We have so many reasons to be talking and they all take us away from the world

Capture. Conveyance. Destruction.

Or let it be.

Just another Wednesday night.

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

September 21, 2014

Haters Gonna Hate Hate Hate Hate Hate and Other Universal Truths

You get in these moods where you just walk around giving titles to everything

Mostly in English

Weekends overflow sunshine as September rolls in

When I think of September sunsets I think of a very specific neighborhood and a very specific color so maybe I do have a hometown after all

I'm gonna write this little book about every place I've ever lived

I'll write an even littler book about every name I've ever had or almost had

I hate eating meals alone, but haven't tried it so many times since superphones

Or since my love affair with Manhattans got into full swing

This guy just said, What's your best Irish Whisky

And then my food arrived

Location:8th Ave,New York,United States

September 16, 2014

Somewhere a Ways from Fantasy Island

Dark handle


Or exciting and new

Skimple is as skimple does

Ken this and ken that

The Fall and then the Spring

There's no mystery in that

Hammer and then hammer and then hammer and then hammers

They had a broken ladder

They had a forest and then they didn't

There was a shoe-in

There was a turn about is fair play

Streaming players and then what?

Global everything and then what?

Ever-stranger creatures found ever-deeper in the ocean

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

September 14, 2014

Five-Minute Countdown

Five minutes vs. the final countdown

Gaming, timing, gone

Golf as a verb applied to some action that has nothing to do with the sport

Sporting chance, Sporting News, sporting dogs

Best best best and lasting

Save it and bring it again

Get some foil

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

September 10, 2014

Lent, Learnt, Lending, Limits

As in upper boundary

Is there a name for the mathmatical transformation of 183 to 118,833 or 111,888,333?

You know, like squares and cubes and factorials

Or is it less a math function and more an information function

Like one of those things that skates along and calls it something different

Like when science folks could really care where the decimal point goes

That's been on my mind

And then skeins, skims, slimming views

Conservative guesses, liberal measures vs. liberal measurements

The tenth day of the month

Like wins and losses in a boat drunk on wins and losses

Of of oft often contact
What when weathers withering
That which and that and
And then and so

I need to make more time for more

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

September 7, 2014

Man and Alive and Really

Repetition like breathing

Lesser like helpless

Repetition like sunsets

Orange or bright, take your pick

A few pieces of wood, some screws or wingnuts, usually some padding

The end of styrofoam

Bridges and their weight limits



Some say everything they mean

Some were brought up elsewhere

There is a spotlight, but it won't give you what you want

Leaving in the early afternoon

Fill up the tank

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

September 2, 2014

The Things I Say

The things said mined
The last day of September
The last of your kind
The speed of
The sound of
Sort of like
Sorting mechanisms

In the age of mechanical bulls
And at the age of five
Fiction founders fathom fallow

You put a lock on a locker

You put your left foot in

You fly down a country road
With the windows open

You wish you were a drummer

You know when to put it all out there from the get-go

Or at the immediate vs. at the ready

Vs. ready to wear

The things you visualize afterward

The time you've spent saying the things you have to say

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

September 1, 2014

I really wrote that last one this parking lot, except for those first couple lines and I even switched them up a little

Location:Baltimore National Pike,Catonsville,United States

Decorative Saunter

Solder soldier saying
Sadly something savory
Saturdays are for saving

Treasure the time trials
Trundle, tremble, treble tumbling
Tell you what, tell you why

You used your unforgiveness gear
Your kit, your teeth, your latest lock-and-groove
Yesteryear after yesterday's yes

Yet yearlings
Yet wandering then wondering
Yet more often

All right
All right
All right

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

August 31, 2014

Game On

Location:Russell St,Baltimore,United States

August 28, 2014

Among Things You Wouldn't Find Heavy

For the record. Archival quality. Puget sound. Perjury. Purge.

I have a book of things to share

I have an automobile

I have no records speaking for me

Adventurous spirit. Something Satan. Dietary restrictions. Retroactive adjustments to compensation.

The south of France in one season or another. The Equator. The Equal Rights Amendment.

vs. right of way

vs. the rights of well-heeled peoples

vs. echoes and hereafters

It keeps going.

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

August 23, 2014

You Give Things and Then You Give Things Power

Maybe I should put these statement in big block letters on top of photos

I'm sorry so many things are on fire

I'm guessing All the DNA we share with monkeys is in the DNA we share with chimps

The things that keep going

It's Saturday and I've had some toast

I'm thinking about staying away from coffee for a while like whoah

My life is full of things I want to read and things I want to do

Then there is Sunday and people in Paris will head to the cinema

Then there is Sunday and various social disorders

Then there is Sunday and probably a bit more sun

I'm gonna take a shower and probably shave today

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

August 19, 2014

Winged Seeds (All Kinds)

Winged seeds, any kind

Wingnuts, winged chariots

Water, water et cetera

Restart with fire and lightning

A wash of this

Expectations, rhythm, intention

Accidental death and dismemberment

A really loud celebration

The air and what it's made of

Whisky barrels


Leagues, decisions, infrastructure

Nobody promised

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

August 18, 2014

Night Time Out Back

Kept and simple

Kempt, caught, created

Credit the French or thank the Egyptians

Cause and cross and stunning beauties

Behind every door there is any number of things

Times ten at a time times time

Shoulders up, shoulders down

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States