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.