December 3, 2016

It's December Is What's Next

(I was away from here all November as I worked on a novel-that-became-a-novella-to-be over here: ... I don't know if that link is going to work, I'm a little limited here. Anyway it's good to be back to thumb-typing what with the novel-now-novella being mostly finger-types, but true to form I snuck some thumb-typed sections in there and it'll be interesting to see if I can spot the difference when I start editing in a few months. And it'll also be interesting to see what I do with it / about it if I can spot it. More? Less? As a device? And so on.)

Things change you

What do they call these shades that are translucent or semi-transparent or whatever like the opposite of black out shades

Haze out
Wash out
But "out" is the wrong word what's the word for "half out" instead or Quarter or 10%

You've used photoshop you get what I mean

There are those slides everywhere

God bless the Bronx for what they did or wherever else the cross fade came from

Who gets there first vs. who gets there the loudest vs. fuck all y'all

Hands in the air like like like

Heads nod like like like like

I don't know what you need from me and I don't know what I need so here we are as in here comes 2017 like whoah

Apple blossoms? Rain gaps? Fantasy everything?

Press accuses careerism while forever forevers ever

After which after who after when

I mean, who that which. Which because. That this that there.

Pause-breathe, think-exhale, smile-double, step-step like snap.

October 18, 2016

Salvage Salvo Scripture

Something like softening everything

Station after station seeks same

Strenuous sauntering in the heat, they'd say

That which which when whenever, they'd say

I'm here! I'm here!

Sideways or refraction falls short

They don't get it

The hand waving, the small pile of drift wood lit up on the beach because it's all the drift wood we could find

Not bad for a Wednesday but it isn't Wednesday

Keeping track of your goods when it's never gonna get any better

And then new things born every day and more sunshine and all the things that happen when you dissolve salt in water

They know the signs and you're ready

Pat pat pat

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

October 10, 2016

Cancellations Due to Weather

It's not whether
Wherever you
Forget forget forget
Final sounds are finished songs
Surround sounding sinking sunk
And then Tuesday
And then Wednesday
And then the wood you lean on
Six shots sinking sunk
Quieter times
Always the sun

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

October 9, 2016

All Systems Locked Up in the Dark

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

October 7, 2016

All Manner of Not-Good-for-Me-s

Location:N Franklintown Rd,Baltimore,United States

October 6, 2016

This Is My World and Everybody Else's

Location:Aspen Grove Ct,Odenton,United States

September 16, 2016

Awwwuulll These People or What It Means to Go from Place to Place

Line line line it up I'm barely standing

Like oceans to the sea

Like tired people in tired places

Like this whole income thing and every other thing

And then the trailer parts of trailer trucks all lined up at the Pepsi Distribution Center waiting for the truck parts to come and take them places

Drive up windows for fast food and banks and coffee

Tshirt shops on boardwalks on beaches

All that wood out in the sun all summer long

Hurricane shutters, shatter-proof glass, childproof bottle caps

This over time and that over time and you, too, over time

Think about the last time you took a good look at the sky and what you were feeling right beforehand

Or the last time you saw someone driving with their turn signal on and didn't know it

What train tracks do

What chainlink fences do

Any job well-done

And then time alone

Quiet and alone

Location:Garden City Dr,Hyattsville,United States

August 26, 2016

Mantle and Its Opposite

Thunder and lightning and lies

The things we say about every action

Or a desk and the ducking and the covering

Thursday is a day and so is Friday

Fancy everything, the ground we walk on, moments after the rain stops

The last slice of pizza is not a thing

Line after line after line in the sand

And it's late at night
And it's early in the morning
And this thing and this thing and this thing are all piled up

The way thunder rolls in the distance

How some things just float

Location:9th St,Key Colony Beach,United States

August 21, 2016

Welcome to I Woke Up Before You

Want want want
Have have have
Private private

I see more than darkness

And days will always vary

If it's teeth or swollen weather

Let it be heat like a brick

Let it be water to my neck and welcomed

Let it be wrapped in anything

An egg in it, a cherry on it, one of those long spoons like at Friendly's

What do you own?

And what is too many?

Trouble with troubles and it's nowhere near time to go

Thatch together so shelter and stay awhile

Like stew and statements and stamen

It's all in your head because it's supposed to be

Location:8th St,Key Colony Beach,United States

August 15, 2016

Those Perfect Things That Would Kill You

I'm not talking about preservation

Rings, boats, fruit and other foodstuffs

Not scurvy, not rickets

And these other things come in threes, but not these and not today

Today the real is all too real

Today is unasked for remembrances

Today is what you'll walk into around the corner of you aren't paying attention

A deer family on the side of the road -- mom and two fawns born so late in the season

The old kind of torrents

Turrets, tribulation, trial, tradition

A wistful day has its sad parts

And regrets are what they are

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

August 14, 2016

Golden Levers Evens Now

From now on
Frightful vs. fearful
Fearless from froth
Feckless freckled front

Golden great great grinning
Ginned gains gained

Helping her heave
Heavenward hoisted
Pulleys are like simple machines only less so
Nothing's right from now on

Out of a metaphorical starting gate
Or a cage between your ears
Or a blue heron in a little creek and winter's on its way

Only running slow this year

Today? Felt like a hundred out there

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

August 9, 2016

And Then a Throw-In

It starts once you have a line

Like the way light made dark, before that there was just a great volume of whatever

When is what happened what happened and when is it a model or a map

Let's squash down the dimensions here, place a camera there, some strategic lighting and then we pretend it means something

The thing about words is you can say anything

The thing about life

The thing about meals

The thing about math

The thing about people

The thing about disease

You're better off looking up today

Location:T St NE,Washington,United States

August 5, 2016

Definitions Define Us and Other Stories

There is a street that is a place

There is a place that's in your heart

There is a heart in the Delta

There is a delta in your velocity

There is a velocity to my madness

There is a madness to my velocity

There is a velocity to my madness

There is a madness to my velocity

There is a velocity to my madness

There is a madness to my velocity

Water warps wood and things come apart

We're not built for watching the grass grow, but that makes it no less important

Like paint drying and water boiling and continents moving apart

Like the moon becoming round

I didn't mean to tell a story about comet strikes or shooting stars

I didn't mean to tell a story about all these things I have

I've never broke my leg, but I've dreamt about it

Location:Connecticut Ave NW,Washington,United States

August 3, 2016

What I Mean Is We Need It All

What I mean is which one goes first

Or leaves first

Or which is which

On a Wednesday

And then there are the meals and the accountants

Powerlines doing what powerlines do

Stacks of magazines, demolition, containers of every sort

The buildings you've seen and the buildings you haven't

What can you imagine

On a Wednesday?

Location:Odenton Rd,Odenton,United States

August 1, 2016

A Bridge and a Breeze

What bounces has better

Bitter benefits

Like waste-water

Like welcoming the dead

Like-minded, like-mannered

My last wish or trick or tremble

Breathing is a trick if you are inanimate

Thunder is a natural occurrence

If you're going to make an omelet

If you are going to make a difference

Half the haves

Bake bread

Know where your next foot will fall

And all the ants you'll trample

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

July 29, 2016

Unafraid Again

That's the thing about context

I mean, that's the thing about again

And then this thing about circles from other to make better to really smaller and worse

And then the dog and priorities

The pilot episode of your favorite-ever show

The changes they made

What a good background does for you

How seldom you think about furniture

Different again and this time the kind of difference that's burned a village

Articles on articles on articles

Something like a top hat and striped jacket

Something like a cone

And then a ball

And then the light on the water of the harbor

And then cancelled

Location:Baltimore,United States

July 22, 2016

What's Up Friday?

Tired tired tired tired, I'm so glad you're ordering Chinese

Done gonna find a whale road and other stories

Sky-showers meet electric shavers

The invention of brunch meet Eastern Standard Time

Your worst thoughts meet my latest manifesto about horizons and event horizons and fudge that does focus on chocolate

I mean, it's 2016 out here

So many ideas, so many people

And then a three-legged stool

And lies

And they're out. They're all out.

Location:Massachusetts Av Ne,Washington,United States

July 21, 2016

Weekend Forecast Triangles

How hot it's going to be
Gonna be

Location:Redmore Dr,Severn,United States

July 20, 2016

All the Time Passes Since the Invention of Camo Pants

When the lights comes through not-so-dense tree cover onto grass or a path

Everything well-worn or golden

Picture a shape, a day, a time

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

July 1, 2016


(for Adam Robinson)

I'm up early
Though not as early as usual
I'm a morning person
But early enough that you're not up
Or you or you or you

And the order of the cats' food and water bowls are reversed
So now it's food - water

And then noticing the dog's bowls are switched around too

And I feel like maybe I slipped sideways

Everything has a reason
Doesn't mean
Everything has a good reason
Everything has a reason you'll understand
I mean
Like that which matrix math past pictures and and and but for where where that which

In high school I used to think all the time about
What if the experiment wasn't repeatable because it was something that would only work that once in space and time
Like that was an important variable
And maybe it is
If it was then magic?

What do you have for me, today?
What will today bring?
Whatcha gonna do today, Jamie?

Minus all the plans

The thing about the cat food bowls and dogs food bowls was gonna be a tweet, but I couldn't get it right in the space

It'd be better there though, I think
Floating where nobody sees it until maybe someone does

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

June 19, 2016

Some So Summary Stalled

When darning is damned
And all the bumps man-made and rounded

When the snags are most snarled
And the dogs slump home for supper

The sun will have settled
The snow will be banked and browning

See the light
It is from a torch
And the torch-bearer will be your friend a while

See the water
It is fresh
Because this is that kind of story

The brackish bogs are in your dreams
You brought them here

And the rotting and the mold and the spore of all those other things

Everything breaks down if you have the time

What are you doing with that?
And will it be enough?

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

June 18, 2016

The Things Wicked Does

Is it rude

This when if these these from to that which

Where where where where

When the jokes stopped being funny

But the balconies stayed

The way you shoot your jump shot or bank around a sharp turn

From that which from those from we all are watching and waiting and celery

And then hovercraft

And then invisibility

And then telescoping and juxtaposing and parallaxing even though we're on top of each other

My atoms, your atoms

Whose which which that where separation is a state

Then which then where again then to and from and through before we're through

Your meal on the stove top too long

Your drink inching toward room temperature

One man's opening up is another man's

One houses door is out front

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

June 16, 2016

What Can We Stop

Where can we stop?

Crazy conversations

True farewells
Trusses over transoms

Some group of people over a larger group of people

Listings and the First Man
I mean a collection of living things


A gentle circular motion

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

June 7, 2016

Hey, What's Up with You

Circles vs. cycles

Cuts of meat, prime or otherwise
The number one, by definition

Chicago vs. everyone else

All the branches of all the libraries
What napkins do

Sunlight on leaves vs. sunlight on pine needles
Beds after beds after beds

My hand on top of your hand and we're gonna jump

Just another Tuesday
Just another train ride
Just another flood

In response to heat
In response to anguish

We all waste

Location:Hanover,United States

May 16, 2016

How Am I with the Present Tense

I mean, a dry heat

Filial responsibilities

Fealty, realty, reality, ranches

Rental homes are homes

Renegade anything

Giacometti tastes

The way things smell when they age

Pins and needles but the pins most of all

The end of an era isn't how I'd pronounce it

Balcony, PA, uniforms, blue skies, and lines and lines of machines

It doesn't matter if it's a sunset or a sunrise because bunnies and decks and vases and faces and old ladies and young ladies and the green square is the exact same color actually

I mean
You are

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

May 14, 2016

Counterfeit Luxury Goods

Really? This is something you want me to worry about?

Keep on making decisions that'll make you Proust

Long days, long nights
Short days, long nights

Early mornings and the things people do

Scratch and scratch and fingerprints and breathing

I mean, again and again and again

I mean, again and again

I mean, that's the easiest thing

An anvil drops on someone's head

A piano

A marching band

Like memories

Like go

Location:Southwestern Blvd,Halethorpe,United States

May 12, 2016

Mall the Things Unsaid

Maul the things unsaid
Mail them
Text a landline

All the dead letters and dead alphabets and dead-end languages

All the cages and curtailments

All the weather across all the habitable land and all the plants in between

Shipping lanes and Airstream trailers and all manner of roadside attractions

Saturated and unsaturated and context and filler

All of it context and contest all of it

That license, what is it for?
Those keys
Those vistas

Of course of course of course of course

All the better to highway you with

Location:Jericho Park Rd,Bowie,United States

May 1, 2016

Making a Yearly Day a Year

A whole yearling and a bag in the river

Then a bag of leaves and kitchen scraps

Then someone always leaving the scene

And then rain and then dissolve, black

When did we get so obsessed with origin stories?

A bird, a flower, a raven, a fox

TFW a major corporation flirts with the occult

Transportation + elevation + organization

The lineage of logistics

The fact that Mendel made the numbers up to tell the story

People running around everyday changing the world

And then changing it again and then again and again and again

There's someone named Nobody

There's that memory you misplaced

And scene

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

I Mean, Yeah, I'm Tired

I tried + the sun's down + the dog is sleeping

I'm more a cat person, but "the cats' are sleeping" wouldn't tell you much

Some days are longer than others

Some foods, I shouldn't eat

Not because I don't like them, unless they are creamed corn, but because they don't like me

Words words words

There's a wet paperbag, a death trap, and the place where walls meet


Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 29, 2016

A Stickler for Stuck

Start with A
Kindness toward strangers

Like likeness left losing

Memory foam

Maryland, the state,
Taking special care with the gaps
Minimum wage stalemates

How traffic works and real estate prices

Everything beautiful is unnatural
Everything beautiful is natural
Everything beautiful is simple
Nothing is simple
Saturday is soon

The litigation is just out of control
Will you look at it?
Will you look at it?
Will you look at it?
Will you look at it?
Will you look at it?

Will you look at them?

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 27, 2016

Waisting Isn't Really a Word, Is It?

There used to be British people
And we'd talk about it

There were flowers and people from Algiers and fancy little things on the cuffs of shirts

There was the future and the far-future and there was land all over the place

Time was time and space was space and there was dancing

Long, long rows of tables with their benches

Someone invented this device that let you type with one hand

Someone else had this great idea for the telephone

Your father was a lens grinder and you ate well

Location:Knecht Ave,Halethorpe,United States

April 25, 2016

Be Still

Grass of all lengths

The way your pets breathe when they're sleeping restfully

All the long words, all the short words

Arms vs. armature

Against all odds no matter what you say

Can you look at me now?

Everything drains that drops

To your side, on your side, on your back, on your side again

Ball joints at the corners and a pen in your hand

Here and here and a dotted line and here


Gather until it matters

And then go

All the men named David, and they all twist their bodies just so

All the men named David, and they all look into the distance

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 24, 2016

The Wheel, a Stone, and Rope

Leverage and a corkscrew

Crowbar, bearded iris, the crown of a road

All the things water wants to do vs. all the things water is good for

Many years you can count

Equations you can count on

Practice is process

Salt curing

Salivary glands

Some bushes are know to attract ticks

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 22, 2016

Teatime Tornado Turns

What it's like to look out the window on the train and your eyes follow a dirt path winding along with you

"You are beautiful and strange, and I wouldn't have it any other way"

Solution equation when the solution is

An alloy, an alibi, an alkaline battery, and so much more

We live in times where more is all you can depend on

We live in times made of all the times

The end of history played out differently than expected as all time and space collapsed into itself and what was left could only be described as a flower

So very fast on the highway and your speedometer was the digital kind

Liquid crystal, superconductors, graphite

Homonym after homonym, homeschooling, halberd

Stand up for all of it

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 21, 2016

Good Night, Prince.

Purple rain, purple rain

Purple rain, purple rain

Purple rain, purple rain

The people everlasting lasting

Your extra time, all of it

The people everlasting

Purple rain

Location:Massachusetts Av Ne,Washington,United States

Handwritten Notes While the Judge Had the Cone of Silence Going and I Was about to Not Be Chosen

(and/or Notes That'll Make a Good Poem Someday)

If you know where it came from, it is better or worse?

Duck and cover
The corner
Make yourself smaller

The Real and How You're Keepin' It
All manner of cases
Masks, jackets, process

Whatever is final
The search for constants
Presence vs. path

Pain on the face twisting away
I write bad lines, too

Everyone doing their best to get out of line or into line or with the crowd you get the picture

Come of silence noise machine
March of static
More gray tha. White
Like pink fiberglass insulation only gray

Feel free to take care of whatever needs taking care

Rolled up sleeves under a jacket
Hang ups
Send homes
Sensations sensational sensation
Sentence structure
Guidelines vs. laws vs. rules
And then the way things are

The way stacks are stacked
Respect and disdain for Gravity

What fantasies are fantasy?

Kept men in a kept system
Chickens in a chickyard
Turkeys at a turkeyshoot
Foxes at a foxtrot
Crabs at a crab bake

Where the joy in this?
I mean where's the New York in a New York strip and similar tired questions

Tire iron
Business icon
Senseless destruction
The path to the road to the bridge over the River Kwai (sp?)

I've yet to stand since the first standing when we all stood
Whatever is next is indeed next
The line vs. the grace notes
I mean, what kind of mood are you in?
I mean, what kind of mood am I in?

A big honking chord blaring away as the sun drifts down below the cloud cover

A balloon, a lamb, sausage, well bologna
Franklin, fresh, frenched ribs

Fracture bones of one kind or another
I mean, dice or cards or commodities

Head nodding and facial expressions and other communication bleeds

We're always doing things we know know how to do and that's the intended system

Angry and tired with intent to walk out the building

Slow food, the rate of words in one conversation vs. another, complex carbohydrates

The way difference is struck from so many situations -- height, accents, speed, race

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 18, 2016

We Will Run Our Things Our Own Way

The way the moon speaks to the ocean

You can't have it all vs. you can't have most anything at all

The way buds become leaves and Spring to Summer to Fall


The way the moon speaks to the ocean

Grass is an anchor that came too late

Things that eat things and the things they eat

This language is a shoddy virus

These hands merely thumbs pressing into light

The this which an a and and and

Depend on Tuesday

Depend on ordinary and ordinals and original stocks


The way the moon speaks to the ocean

To see vs. to know vs. to understand

Sometimes a painting on a wall is just decoration

When the sun is behind you, your shadow will stretch into the distance

Let go of what you've known so the docile can be docile once again

Patterns are for socks

Swimming is for eels

Learn to throw all over again

The way the moon speaks to the ocean

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 17, 2016

Another King Is Done

Another King is dead

We killed another King

I've imagined a King who drove a milk truck
With red hair and these lips that everyone noticed

Have you ever seen a King play banjo?
Or write poems?

There was a King with a stompbox

And a second, earlier red-headed King

There was a King with a magnificent beard and a penchant for vampire stories

We killed a King who drank too much

We killed a King that went to medical school

King slayer, Rebel, overthrower

We've killed a King with a nose and another with powder white hair

Perfect powder white hair

Sit by the water and enjoy your meal
Watch the sun take its time
Take your time

Tomorrow we'll surely start the search all over all over

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 16, 2016

There Will Be a Gap / Gaping Theory

Bellies are distended

Falling bodies tend toward ballistic

The worst they can do and worst and worst

A better idiot sees the sun set

What about television?

What about this point in time or that slice of history?

What about sediment or foundations or erosion?

Great big waves happen all the time

As do flowers and all manner of things

Back and forth forward

That this that which, which which which, you find it

The the the

End state to the end on end on end

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 14, 2016

All the Next Choices You'll Make

You're buying an aquarium, what color rocks do you get for the bottom?

The way gravity speaks to you and everything

That guy in Korea who balances all those things and then snaps his fingers

The places you've spent a year or more

And then sleep and then eating and walking

You get to decide what the units of measure will be

Pay attention to swaying

Climbing the ladder, hip checks, hanging in the air

Concentrate and you'll get it
Let your arms hang loose and you'll get it
Practice daily and you'll get it
Relax your focus and you'll get it

Who's out in front and who's trailing?

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 13, 2016

Amazing Things Are Happening in Nondescript Locations all across this Land

Dramatic settings are full-up with emptiness

Beautiful people are pining away behind the counters of gas station mini-marts

Wasting away, dulling, breathing, rusting

Orange jams up against brick red, acid pink with acid green, dull gray and brilliant blue

Clouds are moving at different speeds at different altitudes and never mixing

While hot air is rising

There are thousands of places you can get a mocha

Or be painfully honest with your family

Friends are to be had in chain restaurants and big box stores and 7-11 parking lots

There are lives to be lived

Oxygen to be breathed

Atmospherics to be appreciated

Then sparrows, sunsets, oceans and lakes and of course rivers

The moon was once part of us and is now part of all this

Think about your chest rising and falling

Think about every step everyone is taking everywhere

All at once, as in forever


Location:Crittenden Blvd,Rochester,United States

April 12, 2016

There Have Been Crazy Times / There Have Been Crazier Times

Way way down underneath all the turtles and the dreams and the whatnot, what you have is a matter of inconsistent distribution of all the things

The good things, the bad things, the blue things, the new things

And then there are the laws, all the laws

There's osmosis but also active gradients

There's energy, all kinds of energy

Walking down stairs seems simple enough and then it isn't

Breathing seems simple enough or swallowing or hearing or feeling and the. It isn't

Sometimes for fun
Sometimes by mistake
Sometimes because the cards have just been dealt and that's that you're out of draws

This is all stupid, all of it
This isn't the kind of thing

What I mean is:
Extenuating circumstances, escape plans, exit wounds, entrapment

Forcing everything and the Force

Giant is better when it's gigante, gopher holes, gigabytes

Forget-me-nots vs. full blooms vs. maritime mastery of all sorts

Helpful highways, how could you, Havre de Grace

I'm always thinking is my problem

Location:Crittenden Blvd,Rochester,United States

April 9, 2016

Built Upon

Walk a road to a point and die.

Sit still. Inhale. Exhale.

Filter, hang out, make a shell.

Carapace, exoskeleton, skin, so on.

A hoodie underneath a hooded jacket and a baseball cap underneath that.

That's for you, I usually call it a zippy.

A ladder to the moon rendered in pixels because it's what we want(ed).

A pattern doesn't need you to see it

The ocean will never know your name

Nobody predicted grass

Thousands of balls bouncing down steps and pegs, around rocks, over cliffs, swirling in pools, making canyons.

What is this place?

And all the other questions you ask on a Saturday

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 8, 2016

We Get Thrown, Too

The bedrooms of Western Civilization

The ponies, the Maypoles, the beaver meadows

If you make it you can fall it apart


Industrial blue meets industrial materials


Trainers vs. jumpers vs. the language of the conquered

Don't tell me how to comport myself when nobody's comporting anymore

Sounds good, looks good, tastes bad

Weekender, as in the kind of bag

Wayfarer, way later, way to go

Location:5th Ave,Odenton,United States

April 7, 2016

Meanwhile and/or Elsewhere

I have this dream where I'm shopping for a winter coat
When I realize I already have a great winter coat

A nice bench in a nice park

Sunlight through leaves

The invention of polka dots or polka for the matter

You have needs and then you don't

Imagination vs. settling up

Keeping your word in an Old West shootout

The value of your vote

Heavy memories, heavy water, and all the moonchildren everywhere

You have a right to this and this and this and this

And you have the price gun, too, and it's Sunday somewhere, and you're going to make it matter this time

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 5, 2016

Mathematical Functions as a Way of Life

Spiritual habit
Soccer practice

Sleepwalk serenade
Serendipitous selflessness

Pick up and shut up
Front doors imply backdoors
All the waterways
And all the people who live on waterways

Then everything that wells
And again all the meanings of matter march in

There's Washington
There's tomorrow
There's what you expect and I'm good for that sometimes

Build it like you built it

Location:Water St,Baltimore,United States

Buildings and Directions

Hurtling toward what's expected

Countdowns and roll calls and jump offs

Everything that comes to mind when I say, "Forgotten flowers"

The grazers of the savannah and then everyone else

Tell and tell and tell and tell

Do you come over the top?

Does your train travel faster now?

Have you thought about how it'll end?

A boom mic here, lighting there, sometimes a script and sometimes less so

Stretch and breathe until you see it

But we won't be able to wait for everyone

Location:Stoney Run Rd,Hanover,United States

April 3, 2016

Sunday and the Wind

Phyllo dough is a thing
Croissants are a thing
Sunday is a day

Seasons are collections of days
Stretching is a good idea
This world is what it is

There are ideas you can't unthink
And patterns want to keep it their patterned way
And life all the way down to the biology of it is a mix of that and something else

The wind is sweeping over Baltimore this morning

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 2, 2016

Every Saturday

Every single Saturday

Gather up your things and stack them

Balance is as balance does when you want it

The sun

All the things that slowly slide to a close vs. all the things that slowly grind to a close

The thing is, I mean, the thing

Go on

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 1, 2016

Opening Day, Opening Day Approaches

Sobriety is the crew-less month

#TacoTuesday but when it's Thursday

Line up all the things you're thankful for and call it a day

A ton, by a mile, a second

There are games that let you engage at any level and that's ok

Charles Manson stole this song from the Beatles and we're stealing it back

I mean "platforms" and political parties and me

The levels don't judge and don't want to judge, so stop making them judge

I mean everything
I mean a cat is a cat
I mean whatever wine tastes like whatever wine

As long as you want it that way

Throwback, throwback, throwback
Swwwwwwing batter-batter

Here. Have a hurdle. You'll like it.

March 27, 2016

Sunday Morning Walk

The sound of a songbird attacking its reflection
In a darkened window of a house for sale

It's early Spring

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

March 22, 2016

Some Are Gone, Others Are Home

Location:Railroad Ave,Bowie,United States

My Voice on this Subject and Does It Matter

Do you make these lists?

I don't know if it's helpful

There are a lot of counter-intuitives out there

And words keep squishing along

Not saving anyone
Not fixing anything
Not helping it out long term

Until it does all those things

I'd be better off with things this morning

Things as far as the eye can see

My eyes, I mean

Out the train window

Location:US-50 E,Hyattsville,United States

March 20, 2016

More Fluids

Always more fluids

Flattened tongues vs. distended bellies

Deep peering into murky pasts

Silent staircases and darkened corners

A bookshelf, a floor lamp, a searchlight on the prow of a motorboat

A certain blue, a certain green, a certain orange-ish brown

White text on a black background and then soon, everything

Taste test after taste test

Everything on fire

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

March 18, 2016

Some of March and Heartbeats

The swell
The roughest things

An ancient burial people with so many words for burying

That battlefield that's now a strip mall

Giant everything

The clear sound of a bell which bell

Picture after picture after picture

Transparencies as in projections but on a shelf and waiting to be projected

Another tone when it is time

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

February 27, 2016

All The Things (That Have Been on My Mind Lately)

How much time, floods, foregrounds and forever, subjects, objects, goals, goal-line stands

I know very little about photography

The way future -- that's been on my mind a lot

There's this way a voice can cut right through you or a moment or something you see

And I've been trying to stick right in that moment

Maybe a little too much vs. maybe that's my job vs. maybe that's just what I'm supposed to be here

I've never understood how sugar in coffee could taste good, but I remember a great cup of coffee with maple syrup in it and milk before I knew I shouldn't drink that

And this guy that was into all this international lit before I got that

You know, cool and worldly and conversant in Milan Kundera and Amos Oz and the Singing Detective

And I have this story about his girlfriend

They probably all moved to New York or Amsterdam or went into the Peace Corps

What made me remember that?

So many people come and go and some of them are just gone

One more plan until I'm home

Location:Wilkinson Blvd,Charlotte,United States

February 21, 2016

Some People Really Like Cake

I'm not gonna lie
I miss ice cream

Then there's cookies and candy and honey

Here we go, here we go, here we go

There are winners
That's one way of looking at things

There are no winners
There are no right ways to go about it other than just going

Something and then cake and then something else

Make a go of it

The thing about a landscape painting -- take it all in

A funny hat -- put it on

Oh no, oh no, oh no

I can't be trusted to work it all out

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

February 15, 2016

When You Look Inside the Ground

Pluto and its moon

Ice over everything

Your kinda ice, their kinda ice

A real long pause

Comfort vs. less so

Less and less and less and less

Never goes negative

And then there is more

You know your way around more

And then there is dinner

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

February 10, 2016

Gotta Gotta Gotta Gotta Get Get Get Get

All the things you mean

All the fingers and all the dams

Heaven for humpday

And hail for heretics

There are theories and stories and frameworks and terms

Mean it

There are days that call for a little extra snuggling

And then cats on the bed

And the way you could see the whole moon even though the bright part was just a sliver of a smile

It goes around but we do, too

The ocean swells up to say hello

The ocean dips to say nothing to see here

The ocean rushes and courses and cycles and squalls

You do it with your eyes

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

January 20, 2016

The Latest, Beta Blockers, Altitude

A mind is a terrible thing to make up like all the things make up means

You see a young kid walking with their mom at 4:30am and it's still dark out and cold and the kid's all bundled up and you feel all kinds of things and then think all kinds of things

This happens in West Baltimore and I don't doubt a lot of places

I've always loved that I'm a morning person

I've been blessed with so many cheat codes

Another chance to not be afraid

Don't be afraid don't be afraid don't be afraid

Comfort is relative

Bowling ball vs. bed springs

Motion vs. other motion

Who has time for things like a smattering of whatever?

Look at all that ice: We are alive

(aloft, along, elongate, crush, crush, crush, crush, goose)

Windy af coming in though

Location:Terminal C,Boston,United States

January 11, 2016

There's Only One Salmon on Blue

The same and we all share it

There is only one light, and it shows up everywhere

There is only one planet and one star and one plane and one air

There is one salt and we share it

There is a kingdom with a tower and a door

There is a road with a stripe and a wide berth

There is only one beginning and we

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

January 3, 2016

In Light of So Many Things to Come

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

January 2, 2016

Forge Forget


Forced march
Garish grim granted

Wherever you will have it
Whenever whatever is eaten

Everything falls off a cliff in a story about things falling off cliffs

A secret society of stenographers

Stutter stutter stutter
Sputtering engines especially when you need them

Never night time

Twice twinkling, twice mine

They are all fairytales, each and everyone

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States