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