December 14, 2015

Some Cycles and the Other Things

What you have going there

Instagrams of autopsies, no really

Ugly fish

Hands and gloves and hands and glove and hands and hands

Fantastic! Golden everything!

Circulation? Amazing, too

I've had time, I've had places, I've had all vegetable stock

In partnership or not

More sun, more golden, more rest

The things you'll keep doing

Just putting it out there

For everyone

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

December 2, 2015

And Then Your Next _________

The relationship between one and eleven

All these different ways to draw

Through your lifetime, around the world

And then funny helmets

And then smoke machines

And then the next day

The great orators of your day vs. your fear of public speaking

All kinds of concepts we learn from astronomy

Different ways of counting vs. the outline of a leaf

A mountain range

Temperature changes as you move around a space

Eventually drones

Lots and lots of drones

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

December 1, 2015

The Goldfish-to-Bowl Cliché

An assortment of suspect ideas

The relationship of feelings to emotions

The arc that a heavenly body traces across the heavens

Measuring things like belief with measures like depth

I can't even write a good line about gyms and workouts right now

And I still hope to be a drummer in the next life

Location:Odenton Rd,Odenton,United States

November 29, 2015

I Can't Help Myself

Things you wait for

Things at the back of your throat

When was the last time you blew into a pinwheel or sang into a fan?

Space for air

Space for recreation

And discovery of all kinds

Things that are discarded vs. things you meant to discard

All the different meanings of all the different words and more waiting

I mean, what do you want?

I mean, this goes with that and then that and then that

Count by fours

Everything is unnatural or everything isn't

When nobody is visceral

When someone is home

When another day is yet another day

Location:Baltimore,United States

November 26, 2015

What Can We Do About Everything?

What do you mean matters?

Unweighted or straight ahead or sounding

Sumptuous something saunters somewhere



Predictions, predation, predestiny

Which capture is your screen capture?

Pic for pic. Precious. The Age.

Echoes on to location.

Echoes on to miles upon miles.

What would you waste?

Everything you've left behind vs. everything left behind vs. everything that's left you behind

Something of a conflicted sense of ownership

Something of gossip and hand-to-hands and where's the snow there's usually snow this time of year here

That's the thing about time

That's the thing about forever everywhere you are

All the things the glaciers did for you and they never even knew it and they never even knew you

Location:Wincanton Dr,Perinton,United States

November 23, 2015

They Hate Angles, Don't They?

Nighttime in a one-room cabin buried half underground

Limestone used to be a whole bunch of alive

Gas and oil and diamond, all proof that pressure will do the darnedest things

A taste of this, a taste of that, the sun comes up, the sun goes down

When you want something different, you want

Skin, a bagel, time, fabric

Nighttime we come back to the truths we hold on to

Cats are not domesticated

The speed of light means nothing ever changes

Selves and sleeves

Windows vs. doors

Backwards into trees

Backwards into hats that seen once and then never seen again

A breadline of apologies

Hands upon hands upon heads

The tip of your tongue

So many organs

I used to be faster, I know that

I love a fireplace

Location:Quarry Rd,Dryden,United States

November 18, 2015

Words Can Matter

Words matter until they don't or until you don't let them

Give and take and/or walk away from it

You have a ball, you gotta always remember that

But you don't always have to protect that ball because yarn can only do as much as yarn can do

Well I'm sure that's a lot

Accumulate skills

Furious furious furious thumbs in the night

Do you see that next day coming and then the next and then the next

Ice cream trucks sell more than ice cream

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

November 17, 2015

When It's Time to Change the Filter but You Can't Remember How

This goes out to all my former selves

And remembering I have this whole "selves" and "sleeves" thing -- you know?

Font as in fountain


Bigger and bigger hands

Democracies prefer to deal with despots most the time

The space between what you see and what you say

Wearing stripes on the regular

Meaning forever local and forever right on, right on

Do you keep a to-do list?

Location:W 36th St,Baltimore,United States

November 12, 2015

The Ground Is So Fucking Tilted How Do You Even Stand It?

Location:5th St,Bowie,United States

November 11, 2015

It Gets What It Gets

Wanting something better for your family. Confusion as the sun goes down. Smart electric grids. All your injuries arranged according to severity.

Columns and colophons. The stranger side of plural nouns. Fictitious bedroom communities. Cooperating with court-appointed representatives.

Dogs bred for hunting. The companionship tides offer. Refrigerator cars in a row. Farmland.

Everyone saying their goodnights and goodbyes.

Location:Odenton Rd,Odenton,United States

Something About Slytherin

I don't know why this phrase jumped into my head, but I think it is a poem I have to write soon.

November 10, 2015

With a Chance of Things

Ornery operators optioned openly

Options, awnings, awful, incorporate

Like, mixing in a chance for things

Tuesday used to be the day of the week with the least purpose until Taco Tuesdays came along

It starts from personality and works up from there

Work work work work
Work work work work
Work work work it work

Right right onward go

Wednesday always had its thing and Monday long before that

The Fall, the rain, transit

November 4, 2015

That's a Bit Much

Done up in marble

Show offs with their bmx bikes

Pants, fancy or not

We don't have a word for the way the sun and the sky plays out when you live near the water

We don't have a cage big enough for some other train of thought

Darkness gathers in the corners

Another day starts at midnight

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

November 3, 2015

I've Got Your Transit Right Here

All the meanings of resolve, laid out one sentence at a time

All the things that have spooled and spoiled

Rhetoric has a penchant for ignoring physics

Information has a way of defying logic, and that's really important to get your head on

There are alternatives to everything you know when you look hard enough

And some pictures are just pictures

I had a long Monday for Tuesday because I had issues for Monday

And then miniature
And then mezza soprano
And then chicken soup and celery and such

Same-day delivery ha ha ha

Get that

Location:85th Ave,Hyattsville,United States

November 1, 2015

I Love Being a Morning Person, But Especially in the Fall

Raindrops of roses and whiskers on kittens
Soft yellow shale and something about mittens

Bundles of coal and what about string
These are a few and a few more and all of them things

I've got coffee
I've got a book to read
I've got a blanket
I've got all livestock
I've got all livestock

All the different meanings of channel

There are people that sit between things

All the different meanings of medium?

Fellow friendship frailty freshness date
Acorn alcove alchemy suggestion

Separation anxiety is a real thing

How big are you in your head?
In your head's head
Little men watching screens all the way down
Not really

How easy it all is until it's not

Something is strung up and something else is bleeding

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

October 31, 2015

So Many Things Are Best Left Unnarrated

So many things are best left unexplained

So many of the best things come to you

When we moved from an oral culture to a printed culture, many great arts and artists and ways of thinking were left behind

This happened again with photography and MTV and so on, you get the point

So many things will come to you

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

October 29, 2015

All the Live-long Day

Lorem ipsum up some.
Dollar dollar bills.
Bombs away.

Spectrum vs. continuum.
Auto-fill fields.
Automobiles and magic vs. automobiles and wheels.

And fake is fantastic.
And February.
Walls made of wall stuff.

February made of wall stuff
And automobiles streaming by
Days are days and used to be fantastic

Skies are blue because we want them to be

There's the sun

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

October 28, 2015

I Say Sing Sing I Say

Have you been out here?

Some people prefer folding, others rolling
There are boxes and stacks and bundles and scores

I look around me and I see cane-like objects as far as the eye can see

Taxes vs. dues
We all have a say so say it wisely

Or say it something

Say say say

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

October 27, 2015

Separated Smiles, Sinister Somethings

Sinking sinkholes and darkness

Who wears cloaks these days?
Or dinner clothes?

Everything's built on something

Rhyme reduces the world to information
And that's truer or not depending on your mood

Rhetoric isn't right or maybe is the rightest making fun of right we've got going

It's late, you see

Location:Baltimore,United States

October 25, 2015

Stolen Stair Soar

Sore shoulders and it's Sunday
Separated everything

Borders vs. boundaries vs. limits
Beckett used to say if he could tell it in a sentence he would've written the sentence instead of all this

Fast and quick and darting
We needed a word for diurnal and so there you go

People come together

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

October 21, 2015

What Are You Keeping Together

There is a sled you call This Sled
And household objects all about

There is a snowglobe you got in Baltimore and you live in Baltimore

But isn't an option
When is and that which

I mean momentum and I mean angular momentum and I mean I guess that means there's more for me

When clocks used to wind down
Oh quaint little winding down clocks!

Stores plus things you've already eaten

Next we stack the kindling and get ready

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

September 24, 2015

Maybelline Maybellantern Markets Maybe Marcollection Maybe Maybe, Marcia

So much energy to say so many things without things to say

You feel like that from time to time?

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

September 21, 2015

When Which Wiped What Flagrant

In my head "tired af" sounds like you are talking about a town like Mars, PA

I mean, I say the letters individually or I kinda feel them hovering that way somewhere between where I see them and the place that makes sounds inside my head

Which is something
And someplace I guess

The thing is, things are changing for the better even if there's gonna be some pain on the way there

Just because it's obvious that rain's gotta happen that doesn't make it tired

Predators, happen
Extinction, happens
Nighttime, flooding, earthquakes, happens, happens, happen

Pride happens and it's only Monday

Motion, mass transit, dinner time

This weekend, I took my dog out late at night to pee and I saw this family of four deer

They're all gonna die, sure

You should have seen them

Location:5th St,Bowie,United States

September 15, 2015

Stories Have Things

Stories have all kinds of things

Someone parses subjects and objects but before that moment it is all cats

This tastes like this and that's it if you let it

Words like respect and honor come with their whole thing

What will life be like after we make peace with the flood?

I know, I know -- that's boring and it the earlier transitioning time that you're interested in

There really is no reset button, the world is just made that way

The ocean still drowns

The sun still burns

The moon is still a big mirror

What are you gonna do about it?

Some people shave every day

Tomorrow, some will have breakfast and some won't

I still have trouble with sundries

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

September 14, 2015

Some Things Just Happen

Summer things

But the weather's turned (the weather's done turned)

And and and

Entire strands have left what you once thought behind

As ashes as dust as clay as the golden hour

As dirt bikes are to mud

As Monday's are to retail gimmickry

As one as once as memories

As mammals vs. earlier this year extinction events

Stories have rising action

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

August 16, 2015

Winning Sometimes

Sometimes winning is like wrestling a greased pig.

Sometimes winning is simply stepping on the court.

Sometimes winning is everything.

Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism

Winning is great, sure

Winning is everything to catch up on

Sometimes winning is actually setting your sights on what everyone around you says is impossible.

Winning is not a sometime thing

Winning is for losers

Sometimes winning is just getting back on.

Winning is forever.

Winning is not enough.

Sometimes winning is losing.

Winning is a choice.

Winning is to campaign with joy.

Winning is my motherfuckin' protocol.

Winning is to be kind.

Winning is no accident.

Winning is finishing.

Winning is her goal.

Winning is fun, but it teaches you nothing.

Winning is half the bummer.

Sometimes winning is a dramatic kiss-the-ground kind of experience.

Sometimes winning is just surviving.

Sometimes winning is quitting.

Sometimes winning is no fun at all.

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

August 7, 2015

Because Morning Is Here Quickly and Robots Are Your Friends

What do we have to do with the best?

What do we have to do that is not an issue?

What do we have to do with the other side of the best?

That when which which where what when

You can get the same as the best

They pick up trash weekly in this neighborhood

I shower daily, for the most part

Parties aren't just for partying

Eating isn't just for eating

I get this thing and I walk it around to all my friends, my family, the people I know, the people I work with

I have a car and I drive it -- sometimes to work, sometimes to the train station, sometimes other places

You have these opinions, you know

You have ways things work out

You have ways you think things will work out and then ways you think things should work out

You learn all the important words early

You straddle worlds and cultures and that matters more for some people than for others

You can add up numbers

It's been one of those weeks in one of those seasons in one of those years

Did you ever play with a spirograph?

I mean if you didn't, I think you should

I bet you can get one real easy online

Make sure you eat something

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

August 3, 2015

Like a Table

I'm not.
I'm not.
I'm not.
I'm not.

There was a guy that just had thumbs.

There was a guy who lived for music.

There was a guy that was the best of all.

There were afternoons that you just let go of.

There were evenings that were full of heat and expectations.

There were mornings piling up outside your door.

Nothing to do with Monday

Everything to do with style points

Tiles, clouds, other elements, journeys, agility

We keep trying to make the thinnest layer so we keep trying.

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

It's All Practice, Now

I have a hankering for a fighter right now -- are they making any good fighters anymore?

I want something to eat, too

Something salty

And something to drink that's cold and delicious

Things really can be that simple if you let them

New keyboard? No problem

There's some perfect balance of violence and centering and perspective that keeps it all together

Why sweat the unravelling before The Unravelling? It's a disrespectful waste of these raveled times

I could tell you things about my life and my family

We could take stock of all the spaces between things and be like Oh snap!

A wall is made brick by brick if it's a brick wall

The grass here is pretty with dandelions here and there

All the ping pong balls are dented, but you'd expect that by August

The sun, the sun, the sun

Location:Nottingham Rd,Baltimore,United States

July 28, 2015

You Have Walls, You Have a Roof, You Have Things

Earlier, you have fences

You have stones and you arrange them in piles

You look in front of you, you turn your head to look behind you, there is the sun in the sky

People come and go, you'll see

Like that guy with the scraggly beard before kids had beards, on the porch

That guy, he liked Chinese food

Who doesn't?

And ghosts and math equations and fireworks

What I'm trying to say is that you have everything and then what?

Live by the woods and you'll hear cicadas at night, it's that simple

Live in the city and maybe live by the woods at the same time

People have all these kinds of things they do all the time

They've been doing these tricks with lenses for hundreds of years

But a good trick is a good trick

There is this one with a car and a couple thousand miles of roads travelled in a few days time

And you remember it forever

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

July 26, 2015

Much or Muchly, Mulching Mower, Mine

Trigger everything

What's going on with your voicemail

One hand and then the world

We're always remaking everything

A dozen, a score, and then what

The sun isn't up yet

Things that melt over weeks or months

You've gotten your spice rack just where you want it

The sounds of night things in the woods at night

Saying what you mean

The light of your phone, so bright on your face and you are squinting

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

July 15, 2015


Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

July 9, 2015

I'll Get to This Later / I'll Get to You Later

One who hasn't slept is cute

One who is wrapped in a blanket is normally cute

Everything kittens rubbing their tired little eyes

And bunnies

And bloodshed, adds the ain't-slept mind

But hush hush we're still flying

Everything slippery forever after

And so it's always been? Maybe not

But it has been quickly and for some long while

Turtles have baby turtles, it is their way

Tires get old and sometimes get burned on the edge of a lake, such is their way to the dismay of nearby vacationers

What if things had a past tense, too? Think of all the fun you could have

Sliding is a thing

Put a ring around all your favorite things

Fresh flowers and seafood and sunshine

Where cats go so goes extinction which is a real pisser

Like your life being built on so many things that would disgust you or are currently disgusting you

Are you the betting type?

Location:Oak Rd,Baltimore,United States

July 5, 2015

All the Free Things #Latergram

what all that is

I don't when which which

That then the Republic those there elms then that then which oak

Seasoned oak and some pine combusting

Discomfort settles in the lungs in allergy season and virus and bacteria

Protein, more protein, sunshine

Little loops of nothing tangled up with little loops of something

Everything everything everything everything

One short because this is this year and not that year

I mean century

You can tell so much about me and I about you

Spin the wheel, place your tokens, spin the wheel, celebrate, shuffle on

You'll do what you want with the spaces

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

June 30, 2015

Bits of Broken Matchsticks

There are all these ages and the layers of sediment they left behind

Robot plows do the strangest things with equations and GPS, which is more equations

The atmosphere is full of trace elements like any good story

And I keep thinking about a pile of matchsticks

Or piles of matchsticks

Rows, cross-hatched, bundled on an end, broken and jumbled up

Did you grow up with Lincoln Logs?

I did

Have you been to Lincoln, Nebrasksa?

Do you have a favorite President?

A favorite time of day?

I like to keep it close

I miss the occasional ice cream binge

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

June 22, 2015

Accumulation and/or Cactus Mentality

It sounds good to have been a metal kid, but I wasn't a metal kid

And my allergies rolled up on my tonight

Before that making drinks, drinking, eating, baseball on TV

Each day full of a day's worth of decision

Each day a little bit shorter now

And keep on saying it quieter and quieter and we're all crouching down until late December and you got it

Every time you are dancing and that song comes on it's probably gonna be a good time if you let it

You got your cellphones and your pictures and your hashtags and your good times

You've got your bed and your sheets and your roof over your head

You have a toolbox of tools and a bag of tricks and wooden cross beams and places you like to go

Like, want, need, forget

Naive, national, nature, nine more

Tracks, I mean

Cornering and decisions and going

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

June 15, 2015

All Sorts of Treachery Captured for Your Viewing Pleasure

All the sentries you can remember

Scores and scores, scoring, scouring, scrounging

Everything divisible if you have patience and enough decimals

Everything you've shouted and heard shouted

Give thanks for this roof over our head

All the better to project

And thunder that shook the whole house -- have you been there for that and for real? -- it's much more than what you've read

You can cross your fingers or press your palms against one another and it's not the same but you're getting there

What you do with your hair on a humid Sunday

What you do for lunch

That episode where Magnum's dad says tells kid Magnum has to tread water for 24 hours because then he'll be saved and then present-day Magnum treading and treading

Storms will happen all summer

Most clapboard is weathered

And perfect skies will look fake for generations

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

June 10, 2015

Cakes for Sale!

The 50s happened for like life

Your favorite kind of bread with your favorite meat and your favorite condiments

Entropy is always against you

But trees still happen and skyscrapers and nation-states

Sugar gets all over the place

You head south, everything heads south

Figures and pictures and real life

Logistics is to the military as triage is to the ER as asynchronous state management is to the 21st century

Your loading graphic is my spirit animal

Go find your own

Location:Baltimore,United States

June 9, 2015

As One, What Are You Going to Do?

Personality is one of those things that slides

What kind of tuning are you gonna go with on this one?

Globes of glass inside globes of glass and so on with ringing

All the things a gloved hand gets away with

Summer coming on in the Mid-Atlantic

Scooters and flip-flops and sunscreen

You write something important on a strip of paper and twirl it into a tight little cylinder and then put it in your pocket

And repeat that again and again until you have a pocket full of very important things

How much would that weigh?

Turn other things inside out

A box can take more doing

Seasonal everything and water and predictions

Everyone loves a parade, so there you have it

Location:Baltimore,United States

June 7, 2015

Whatever What Was Intended

How a bricklayer approaches a place where there's going to be a wall

All the places one may find a furrow

The times you approach a corner, better yet, the times you wonder what waits around that corner

There comes that moment when the phones you knew in your youth are gone

And so many things seem ridiculous

Have you seen what happens when hyenas get their way?

And then department stores, manual transmission, hell, internal combustion while we're making lists

YouTube videos of massive domino runs

On the horizon is gravity and old age and who knows what else

Time, time, mountains

The moon so very far away

Here comes the sun, here comes the night, here comes the sun again and the night and the sun and the night

Have you been in the harbor?

Have you seen it?

Have you walked the shore as the sun does all the things a sun can do?

When you roll up your khakis, grab wayfarers, and become President

When you roll up your sleeves and get down to work, and your hands covered in ink stains

When you take off your glasses and everything's blurry now but it's a cinematic indicator of new perspective and that moment right before inspiration

Or rubbing your temples

Or your hand on the bridge of your nose as everything falls apart around you

So much to tell every day you walk this Earth and surely long after, when you are wandering the stars and making all sorts of discoveries we'd never imagined

Location:Baltimore,United States

May 31, 2015

There Are So Many People and So Many Things

You see that it is specks in the far corner of specks all the way down

I mean that you're on the edge of this huge thing and it is on the edge of this huge thing and so on

I don't mean to be repetitive but god damn

And I think about Athena and how she sprung from Zeus's forward fully formed -- I think about that all the time

That's what a real myth looks like in our world and we cling to it

Erase the past, believe in genius

Because it is comforting even when it leaves us out -- like when people without means vote for politicians and policies that protect those with means because I'll be rich tomorrow

Who's out there gathering up all these American modern day myths into an Ovid-like single place?

Sunday is not for soapboxes, Jamie

Sunday is for soaking up all the things

Like sunshine and chores and afternoon baseball and all the work you need to get going on

Like the 350 million people in this country and the 6-something billion people around the planet

And that that is a huge percentage of all the people ever

And that surely some dinosaurs were warm blooded

And that it is always good to remember that chickens are dinosaurs

And so on

There is so much all the time

I don't have much to add to that just now

I'm reading a book about a guy that's trapped alone on Mars and trying to not die there

I mean it's a book, but I'm reading it on my phone

Because I do that a bit these days

This weather

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

May 28, 2015

Granite Is a Type of Stone

Granite is a state

Type of kind when when

When you wait for a taxi

Shovel is to spade

Pick is to stone

All awls on shelves ask questions and tell lies

Lower pressure at lower altitudes

Bellow to sing on high

Below this

Beyond what else

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

May 27, 2015

Somethings Are Strong

What can happen with words over time

That you can fight the ocean -- ask the Dutch

Really big things followed by really small things

All the meanings of resolution piled on top of one another

All the front doors of all the Starbucks everywhere

Or all the kitchenettes in all the apartments

Raveled things unraveled and laid out for everyone to see

And that story where that get to the innermost room and it is white and bare and empty

What makes the letter O so wonderful and all the cultures that mired through life before we invented zero

There's more onion under each layer of the onion peeled away

But that isn't the point

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

May 21, 2015

For When They're Up to Their Neck in Getting By

Read like you own it

Style points, stolen glances, standard rates

Self-correcting sentence structures

Static like on the radio and static like this block of stone

Sometimes the song is afraid, too

Sometimes the air quality is less than what you'd hoped for

Coalesce as a driving principle

Cantilever as what you want

Without the repetitions you don't need

At least at least at lost at like

Turnips turned trying

You admire, you preserve, you enjoy

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

May 19, 2015

What Is It That You Want?

When you are silly, time slows down

When you put a sugar cube in what it all rushes away

"Not like" can help you flip through shades like you're getting somewhere

You are surrounded by jewels everyday

The air is full of water, the ground is full of air, and clouds are heavier than airplanes

Everything will still depend on you, though

These conditions will never be repeated, but that doesn't make them matter

We still believe in gravity

somewhere close by a clock is ticking

a kid down the block is bouncing a ball on the driveway

the dog is sprawling out on the floor because it's humid

The fan is trying to do its thing

Put it together

All of it

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

May 18, 2015

A Little Bit More Everything

Off and rain

Like often

There were dresses and the century-odometer turning

Because every TV show comes to an end

There are all kinds of gates across this land

There are free countries and dry counties and the land of tomorrow

There are valleys full of dinosaurs

And dinosaurs full of regret

A pitcher of water in the fridge so you always have some cold water to drink

The world's gonna do what it does

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

May 15, 2015

There Is a Square Named Every Day

I want to write in code all night

I want to peel progressively bigger and more useless things

People memorize things, other people write them down

Planes fly overhead

And those same planes are taking people from point A to point B and most of those planes will make it, but that doesn't make it mean anything

Think of a lattice, not a metaphorical one

I guess a framework would be a better example

Take a solid and melt it and then boil that

I'm not trying to describe how the Earth came to be

But that did take a while

First came before seconds

That's just common sense

There comes a point where you need to stand on something

Coronets, columns, conifers

As opposed to continuances not the paper that carries them and all these other things in the air between us

There is a war going on

And a collection of coins right where you need it

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

May 11, 2015

The Way You Pronounce Everybody, I Think You Mean It


And what happens to their skin

Tensile strength, changes in

Champions on every corner

What fish think of waves

And snow drifts make you remember sand banks and grass is what is important to a dune

When you hunker down and believe in canned foods

Direct sunlight

Accidental dispersion

The rise and fall of emotions like someone planned it

Because someone did

And, they, too, are growing

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

May 9, 2015

Flow Meter, Assembly Acquired

All of the work that goes into making a single good brick

A sample of pond water teeming with flagellates and amoebas and such

At the same time, piles on top of piles as far as the eye can see

Hubble's anniversary and we're seen much much more now

I've been thinking of information as reality selling itself short in favor of structure

And that keeps switching states with what that guy said last night about Dylan and Truth except the words all being changed

Because thoughts on top of thoughts

Because ideas live someplace different with its different rules

And here I am in this place

On a couch

Waiting to get my haircut

I could try and show you what the flood looks like, but who has time for that?

Or that's what I've been doing all along

I mean recent years

There's a sidewalk on either side of the road

And everyone is moving

And there's a bit of a wind

Then so much else

Location:Crittenton Pl,Baltimore,United States

April 30, 2015

The Train Ahead of Mine Apparantly Hit a Guy and He Died

Listing like leaning to the side

All kinds of things in life will make you think about what it's for

Water vs. the drain in your bathtub

Snake eating its tail vs. its tail

Theory vs. reality and so on

You can only hear someone go on and on about context so many times before you have to catch up on email

And then maybe your niece pranks you and you end up texting a bit

I mean, that's what just happened

I mean, there is always so much everything pouring in

And while the cup is only so big, it really isn't

Like right now, you thought a cup and you just need to think it bigger

Like way bigger

And then there is all this stuff about beginnings and endings and endings and beginnings

The sun is streaming through the trees and through the window and on the other side of that rusting relay station is a stream

Maybe you find the same rock in two different locations 100 miles and four years apart and you don't even realize it

Somewhere there are two identical snowflakes where somewhere is someday, too

Look at that

Location:Bristol Pike,Tullytown,United States

April 29, 2015

What What What Works Just Works

We'll ask you about everything that's been long

We'll ask you about trash pickup in your neighborhood, yeah

We'll ask you about the long haul

As in, what's the plan from here?

Chapters imply sighs

Where are the handholds?

Fatal final finish

Fantastic fables foundered on fast breaks

Brown brown bristles bruise

Some area down by some other


Location:W 26th St,New York,United States

April 28, 2015

Surely You Would Like to Be a Part of Things

Sometimes the questions aren't getting any better

There are all kinds of things in this world, it's 2015

Spend some time thinking about just how long moss has been around

I mean this neighborhood

And then comes the miracle that is ice skating

Pressure to a point, a point to an edge, the way things go, I mean melt

Resistance is an equation

Resistance is futile

Resistance is

Further down the line a steam shovel

Further down the line a dozen bars

Further down the line utter perfection

My measure, my kinda day, my lately

Location:W 26th St,New York,United States

April 27, 2015

Less to Say for Now

Lest to say, today

My eyes are itchy, and I have eyes

My ears are ringing a bit, and I have ears

My allergies are all up, so I can't smell a thing

I have socks and shoes and a place to sleep

I'm thirsty, but water isn't too far off

I have to brush my teeth

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 26, 2015

You Brought Us the Empties

You brought us the emptiest

Everyone's been asking your friends how you're doing

Then walls made out of wall stuff, as they say

Higher, thicker, faster

You bank me

You send it all sky high

The sun is out, but the moon is still whispering to the ocean

Not every lap's gonna be a victory lap

And a governor is just another thing in a state full of things

The counties sit down to talk evacuations vs. excavations

Location:Russell St,Baltimore,United States

April 25, 2015

I Won't Miss This

Like like rain when the day is what it is

Like your leg extended into the air

Nothing begets a billion stars

Like crosswalks

Low tide

I mean crossing guards, their lives when they aren't working

Forward, forward, forward


Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 24, 2015

You'll Pick the Email that Tells Your Story

When you get to the end

Ligatures and Flannery O'Connor

Days of the week, cute skeins of yarn, habits

I mean memory foam, salty cheeses, and fantastic sunsets

Everyone searching for the sun's last home while the moon is forever falling

You don't have to be a genius to stand in the surf

You don't have to be a genius to save money packing a lunch

You don't have to be a genius to find the colors that are best for you

You get a hundred points for just getting up every morning

Here's your badge, everyone is so proud of you and clapping and they want to know how you made it this far

Your story has so many flavors that we've forgotten

Out west again, they are burying children to the waist while the water rises

Your the last one to remember the score

Someone said, Excuse me

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 23, 2015

Most Everyone Has a Face (So Far)

Oh man oh man oh man oh man

Oh man #latergram too

Like when things are running

Like multiplying the atmosphere

Project a column straight up, do a bunch of stuff, and then project a column straight down and do it all over again

What would a field of reference be all about?

Two people don't need to know each other

In other situations, you can take all the heat out of it

In other situations, like will meet like in unexpected ways

I'm losing all my pictures, I'm running out room

These are old problems that aren't supposed to happen anymore

Location:Mason Dixon Trl,Elkton,United States

April 22, 2015

When the Choices Don't Reflect the Situation

So you take and retake and retake and retake

Spectrums are in fashion

The time of closed loops is fast upon us

Choices before us, around us, and about us

Ideas underneath us and more ideas above us doing the same thing until they are the same thing

We've been in the thick of perspective longer than anyone can remember

The struggle between atoms and molecules and where do you stop

Junot Diaz on the violence we do to our identities so that others can deal with us at all

And the dealing never ends

It's not nosey to ask what you want all this ammunition for

But I'm not holding my breath for an answer

There are machines in the days of machines

And this is one of them

Go on with the questions

Location:Crosby St,New York,United States

April 21, 2015

We Will Have Had Calories

The space between validation and valid

You put things on top of other things

People get focused on shapes that have insides and volume and paths

You take a piece of paper and you tear it into smaller pieces of paper

You're on a field trip, a younger you, and you do something really smart or really stupid, but the point is you remember it and you are older now and you are remembering

Levers love fulcrums, that's factual

Air conditioning, likewise factual

And then perspective and then time

Them, that is, which which was, forever, for for for with what what whatever

The gray begets the grayer begets the fewer, greater, gains, gantry

The ocean laps the shore

Location:Crosby St,New York,United States

April 20, 2015

Whatever It Is That You Say and Then the Weather Rolls In

And all of the kingdom right over there

Like dive on in

Like everything in sight is bitter

Like English gardens and French gardens and whatever kinds of gardens we have round these parts

Like a pile of rocks, like silt, like what you're expecting

Like all this red clay everywhere

Evening is coming

I mean evening is here

There is this game called limbo you play, where'd it get its name?

Who dropped this and who dropped that

The way we tell stories will change, too

We see more frames per second

We feel acceleration

We see time

Plastic wrap is a thing and so on

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 19, 2015

What What What You Were

Together, a deep breath

You break it you bought it
You break it you bought it
You break it you bought it

Exit all to get to the point of it quickly

Extemporaneous and such

And set it
And sit with errors

Shine the fenders and call it a day

There are the people who live like this

Switches switched spectrums

Multiple doors and not so many tries to try

And then rust

And then something is back

And then we drag it all out

What was missing was a picture

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 18, 2015

Deep in the Box, a Dangerous Hitter

Or, I meant to write this at the zoo

There were flamingoes and penguins and elephant

There was sun and lemonade and convenient parking

Is it a statement of fact if I start it off with "did you know"

Like if I said, Did you know the sky is purple?

Is that a statement that claims the sky is purple

I was wondering that listening to a Jiffy Lube commercial

I like to get my oil changed there

Somewhere between idiom and ellipses makes language worth living

What's the space between jargon and idiom? Is it power?

And what about Italian food in the spring?

Yeah, I made a drink and put the game on the radio

Build it up one thing at a time

Make this the world you were meant to live in

As best you can

There will be autocorrect

There will be expectations and family and whatever

It's on

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 17, 2015

How Soon Is Never

You're supposed to be somewhere else

It's supposed to be earlier

You should've gotten more done

That duck doesn't have a head

Dark dark dark in the air

Dash dash more air retreat

There's more space between some dinosaurs than there is between some dinosaurs and us

Speed is a spectrum and a circle

Everything a spectrum and most things a circle

Free this, assisted that, fair these other things

Attack, retreat, regroup, fortify

Minerals vs. mineral rights

The air you breathe vs. the water you bathe in

Court danger

Court wonder


Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 16, 2015

What Huh What What Want

Lean to wane to wanting to wine

Cowgirls vs. cows as in something something pasture

Discount this this this

Vine on all right

Want when

Want wisdom

Wellfires, gears, constitutions, constituents




Symptoms of something or salvaging something or other

Statues, stints, strikeforce

All right?

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 15, 2015

I Meant to Write This in Chinatown Today

Something I mean vs. something mean

Imagine something incredibly fancy

And then all kinds of manufacturer's samples

Dancing matters

Issues, models, mantras

Load up on carbs and call it a day

As in and aand aaaaaand

Or a redistribution of wealth I can believe in

Robots undone from their beginnings

Competition and reward

The root of reason

I mean what's underneath all these conversions

And the place where the speed of light meets absolute zero

And I'm still afraid of losing you

So so so many stars

So so so many stats

You can, you can

I love those chord changes

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 14, 2015

My Lap, All Kinds of Room for Cats and Let's Watch Some Baseball

Can you believe it?

Have you even been to Stockholm?

No, I haven't. And they aren't calling.

But dinner is cooking and here I am and here I am before the day is over

And our terms keep changing, but that's ok

And this is what I look like and/or this is what I'm about and/or what are we going to do about all these problems

With climate change or dictators or the price of wheat


As in they've been in all kinds of movies about growing up, but now they're all grown up and what are you going to do with them

I mean, did you run cross-country in middle school?

I did

It's a nasty nasty world you live in

Did you see that?

Good luck

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 13, 2015

Storage Centers and Staged Readings

Length of story will vary

Intensity of results will vary

Centered on what?
Nothing? Nothing important? Convenience? Low real estate values?

Family situations, empty gestures, monthly recurring costs

Some forever turtle wrapping a forever string around a forever stick

Something like that

Intention vs. talent

Taste vs. airport cooking

Fluid vs. fluid vs. time

You want a reflector? Get a reflector

Location is where I landed, not where I wrote.

Location:N Dee Rd,Park Ridge,United States

April 12, 2015

What Are We Going to Do with All These Conferences

What were you looking for?

Ore by the mountain

Restful conditions on overtime pay

Same, similar, simulation, equivalence

Weigh this, weight that

Weigh, way, weight, mass, Mass, massive, matter, madder

Made in the make-up

Made out, made whole, maiden voyage

Master, master, master!

How much farther, faster, longer?

Surrounded by sticky situations, our little band of heroes

Happens on a cache of preserved meats and dried fruits

Days away from the nearest settlement

My take stock and count their blessings

While the Earth continues around the sun and the moon is right where you'd expect it

Location:Russell St,Baltimore,United States

April 11, 2015

Pre-Gaming Y'all

I was thinking in the shower this morning about starting a journal of baseball-themed occasional poetry

Think that'd work?

I was thinking about all kinds of occasions big and small

Like a poem for the 6th game of the 69 World Series

That'd be a great one

And of course the expected -- opening day, the World Series more generally, and so on

This was from / for mid-day yesterday, but then we were paying the check and walking and I forgot to hit "publish"... So there you have it

The Orioles lost, by the way, the score was like a million to not-a-million and the fog kept up until the game was over

Location:W Fayette St,Baltimore,United States

Can All of It Matter?

Unfortunately all of it can't matter

The same is a hard place to get to
A hard place to be

They have these boulders they call erratics and they're not just a thing in the Adirondacks

They're everywhere
Which means a lot of places

Glaciers move slowly whatever way they move

There is advancing
There is receding
Or retreating

Do you make the coffee at your house?
Do you do the dishes?
Can you cook a steak?

There is a thing these last few hundred years, but especially the last thirty or forty and

That thing is a list

Everywhere you go
Which means exactly what you're thinking

Everything I say or write or do

That favorite place and
That favorite thing and
Some quality sunshine

When we make a simulations -- and I mean a pretty broad "we" here -- at the bottom of it all there are a handful of equations duking it out at any given moment

Sometimes just two equations with a whole bunch of what-ifs crowded around

Everything gets in the water if you let it

Currents carry if you let them and

The air wants to be breathed

Dust yourself off everyday and in every way

There comes a time for the doing

More sunshine

And everything expected and unexpected

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 9, 2015

You Can't Miss What You Can't Touch

Palaces of wisdom

Everything's covered

Like perpetual motion machines and the boys of summer

Like problems with vermin

Like safari guides, the printed kind

Here's a map, constellations, conservative predictions

The trees are just starting to bud so there can be leaves and then leaves can fall

Look at the grass, it's coming too

Before you know it, rain delays

You can make it work

All of it

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States