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