April 30, 2014

They Spread It Out or They Spread It Around

Between New York and Baltimore you will find Philly and Delaware by some accounts

Between New York and Baltimore you will find rain today

And reports of road collapses and mud slides and miscellaneous personal tragedies

You will find a variety of cellular connections, power hookups, a café car

You'll find deserts and demons

Duck offs for the waylaid

News of passing and oft-rumored passages

The sun will sink and porchlights and headlights and streetlights will swing into play

And the rain's gloom will soldier on and the cold will seep in where it can manage

People wrap up in one thing or another and with the rocking

Town after town after town in America

Location:Glenmore Ave,Philadelphia,United States

April 29, 2014

Gather Gather Red #Latergram

Purple purple bundled

Fill lines with rain and rain with rain

Pile everything at hand on top till you can make sense of it all

I know I told you

Add to the thing

Wrap and trundle and color and bevel

Move the lighting around, zoom in, clarify and re-clarify

It all gets tired and we get tired with it

The coughs in the corner

The tingling behind your knee or your ear

Getting your arms around the temperature, the weather, what the sun's going to do tomorrow

There is a river and a boat, but there is also swimming

There is a horizon and cars and planes

There is the prairie with grass then fire then grass again and a bunch of cattle in between somewhere

They eat cattle

The sun does what the sun does

Your eyes, they are amazing

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 27, 2014

Explosions Like These

The day goes on and things just keep happening

And the place where red and blue and yellow wear thin

And pace and west and tired

And and this but ever since when and whence and looking

And backward and back and onward

Continue here, constants there

Like falling is so predictable

Like lunging is so predictable

Launching, precincts, précis, precious

It's Sunday, everyone

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 26, 2014

Here We Go Everything

Don't underestimate the power of trite things.

Perceptual loops heading up or down.

So many satellites vs. so many measurements

Resulting in this contemporary way of living vs. results.

Step outside of magnetic fields

And embrace the sublimations that happen at room temperature

At standard pressure

At the corner of the street you live on and some other street you live on.

Embrace this stutter world.

You are wholly new and you are new again and you are new.

New. New. New.


All you have is now. And now. And now.

These are the best accidents lined up for billions of years until there are new best accidents.

Keep stacking everything

Location:Cathedral St,Baltimore,United States

April 24, 2014

Shuffling, Shuffling, Then This

Baltimore, New York, Baltimore, DC, Norfolk, DC, and soon Baltimore again

A tire blown out at 4:30am and all kinds of other things large and small

Too little sleep, but an even keel on hydration can go far a while

The world littered with things that happen when you least expect it


Line-arms or line-fingers. Line of sight. Outstretch. Witness. Reach. Reaching.

Overhead plus blue. Overhead plus reaching. Line drawing drawn.

Remembering you are this little thing in a great big universe in a good way.


And blue again.
Heavy lids.
Highway cradle.
Drawn out.
Railway cradle.

Location:Pennsy Dr,Hyattsville,United States

April 23, 2014

Like Unwanted If-Then Statements #Latergram

The train's rhythm vs. the train's velocity

Cows through the centuries and conveyance and carpeting

Architecture for raising newborn gods

And then age-old questions like getting credit vs. getting results

And the slippery worlds of worldviews

When mileage inches up

Grain silos and old vines and mud

Engines that turn over without too much protest

When we look at the games we play

Faster faster faster and packing too much in

Today vs. fair and nobody wins

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

Exercise vs. Exorcism

(How I survived so many unfortunate aspects)

Spectacles turned over:

New here or old good and an out of for.

This how for the whole to that to an to at this by and maybe a as as and to instead of of?

For this around into of the that in through the the into the the.

And a to up of to a of on to the and on or that into some of and to.

Around the to.

With but also with and at the than there a to and that.

To a of the and of what this.

To and a of at through with and to and out the for and with a that and.

To through the of when so much.

This an from and on for this.

Location:Charlton St,New York,United States

April 21, 2014

Hardship and Balance

It starts with square moons,

Two by two by tense

Tender hence tension time to tent.

Tahoe and to-go

Tantamount and mounts then mouths and then blunt.

Rivers come with the land, while blood with the body.

Swell time for manners or men.

Swell time for rough seas.

Stupid jokes all the way down

While bricks on bricks climb upward and over.

And then everything happened.

Time is on everyone's side, you see.

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

Soon to Be Sleeping #Latergram

At ant and an aardvark ax ankh sand task sash sharp dank dram drat

The edge edged tented she helped her heed steered steer stems deeds reeds tees

I squish rich stitch is tis sit pin pit lint lit mint mit rind winding wit stint quitting quits

Oof pool poofs shoots or shots toot root nor ton pot top rots lots dots cots dons cons son

Rut puts shut nuts gut drunk huts but plunks dunk hunk trunks hunch lunch bunch

Fly rhythm ply try dry fry shy my my my

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 19, 2014

Access, Access, Access

The Collected Life's Simplest Truths

The Living in Under Constant Threat Reader

10 Easy Ways to Jumpstart Your Afterlife

Begin the Beginner's Guide to Balking and Feints


This this that then which

Ever from when if if forever

Everything everything even more

Now that this that which when




Seven symptoms equal unrest

Six suffering shelterers in the monsoon season

Five fists and finer yellows

Four filters vs. your favorite remembered sun-shower

Three threads braided into quiet betrayal

Location:W Laurel Ave,Sterling,United States

Basque Stars and Basque Moon

Spirit is an airline and a car and a cigarette

Spirit is deodorant and socks and animals

Spain is a country and Spanish is a language

Lay in the sun until you are different

Stare at the moon until you are blind

Swim in the ocean until everything and everyone changes

Around here you can hear so many birds when you wake up

And the deer eat your plants like crazy

We're all trying to keep up too much and never enough

No, I can't tell you what kind of birds

The trees are coming out

We have just one sun

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 17, 2014

In the Time of the Also Founds

Yes, and
If but then

Nobody is denying what happened
They are questioning its importance

Nobody this and nobody when

If only
If only
If now

The days are filled with daylight

See it all

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 16, 2014

Access for Aces

Or aces and access.

You move faster than rain.

You corrupt governments and data and children.

Principles you this and that.

Dreams. Goals.

Corners vs. the five senses.

Sentences commuted.

Seances, seagulls, sanctuary.

A severed paw or hoof.

The hand of the good or the great.

Let this be another evening in another life.

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 14, 2014

It's Far Too Soon to Tell What Manner

Time has it

And angles have it

And even the last hooded shadow has it.

Then pragmatism, then simple math, then the end of days

Or southwestern sunsets

And crazy things doubled over after a long walk and a long winter.

Saddle up and want not.

Pack it in and want at all.

Come feathers and something to drink, it does you well

And sleep and whatever tricks you have to yield a quiet mind

While they render and manufacture and tear it all down

Everything that bleeds bleeds

April 13, 2014

Everywhere a Set List

List what you know
Is the new prayer in our everything times

Our everything except higher powers everything times

Our everything right here, right now, always and forever times

Except when you exit the field with a pulled hammy

Or you roll up your ankle or get a cramp or you need a drink of water or a pottybreak or your cellphone battery runs out

How fast everything changes if you let it

How some other things don't change

How slowly your perspective changes like hair growing

How you feel about kittens probably won't change

How you feel about the weather

The things the moon does.

We gather food and we eat it.

We sleep and we wake up.

Location:Rhode Island Ave NW,Washington,United States

April 12, 2014

HBO OnDemand Is Not Conducive to NaPoWriMo

Best illustrated by the fact this draft sat with the title "HBO OnDeman" for a couple days

Because I turned on some campy True Blood and fell asleep on the couch before the episode ended

And before I could get back to finishing the thought

It's easy to write trite things like its easy to blame

It's fun to use the slipperiest words you can find like like

Fun like inviting you in, I hope

Like the water is warm or the fire is warm and the carpet is soft


You can't NaPoWriMo wrong

You can't spend time being disappointed in yourself for falling behind

(I'm convincing myself here)

Remember it as a month in a year if training and stack the years on top of each other

I still have "We're talking about practice" in my head years after Iverson has retired and I'm sure it'll be there for years and years to come


Get it

Get on

Turned up


Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 9, 2014

Tone Poems Are Usually Anything But Poems

When you are so tired that life becomes a spelling exercise


So many things look good, but don't taste good

So many things sound good


An errant tsar and timings

And things that are bad for you


Dissolution vs. disintegration vs. just plain dissolving like just plain salt and just plain water


When what can you do exits

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 7, 2014

There Will Always Be Champions

Really fog hanging
So many is so many
And then now is not

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 6, 2014

Later to the Letter

Ladder for the latter

Sounds in the yard

Talking this bird or that while the cats stalk the halls

And while the cats stalk each other.

Wood on wood will echo through a forest

Distinct cracks you remember way back

Climb here, climb there, and so on.

Or maybe it's running through backyards at night

Or maybe it's bikes, bikes, bikes

Or maybe it's dice and the places walls meet.

The sun is a constant even when it's presence is not.

The moon is a constant and all the cycles it seeds.

For me, there were airfields and then there wasn't.

For me, there were cornfields and then there wasn't.

For me, there were schools and cars and all sorts of people.

Sit on everything cast can mean all at once for a little bit.

Got it?

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 5, 2014

I'm guessing "It was Taco Night" is not a good enough excuse for not having written a poem yesterday

I'll make it up to you.

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 3, 2014

And So Do You, Subtly

Some times you feel like looking up and sometimes you don't.

What are we going to call a gravity well once we let go of gravity?

Will it even be a thing anymore?

Meanwhile, slingshot is on solid footing -- don't worry.

And don't worry more generally.

Breathe with your lungs.

See with your eyes.

We have joints and tendons and ligaments for a reason.

And we have skin for a reason on the inside and out.

We harbor colonies, sustain swings in temperature, and otherwise invest a shit-ton of energy in homeostasis.

These are some of the things that make us awesome, and you'll do good by yourself to remember that from time to time.

Platforms on platforms on platforms.

Or toolkits of toolkits of even smaller toolkits and even smaller tools.

Turtles, journeys, measurements, contexts.

Saddle up.

April 2, 2014

Got Goat Gone

Imagine a corner of a room and it's finally really nice out.

Imagine a glass of water, then more in a pitcher, and then more still, like an entire pool of water.

No, really, have a cup of something.

Take everything that is stressing you out and put it somewhere else.

Thank the people around you that are doing good stuff for you.

Some other things to think about: ice cream, pizza, root beer.

Good times.

Yield to traffic in the circle.

What do you want to talk about?

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 1, 2014

Meat, Transportation, Clothing, Milk

I've eaten eyeballs and cheeks and brains and all kinds of other organs.

Your average sunset is slow going.

You can diagram the relationship between comedy and humor on such a Spring day.

A lot of us had to work today.

So many things are sharp and running can be unbelievably flexible.

Warm up with descriptions and doing things.

Put yourself inside of right now.

People thank other people for things they appreciate.

You say sorry when something is lost.

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States