November 30, 2017

It Closes this Way

Type-O Negative
Tell them you got it right here
Telephony at the turn of the century
And the snap-backs to prove it

Something something story
Like this these that but which
When to whenever and so do so so
The water’s fresh and the time times telling

Toughness like tenacity
Terror like waking up too suddenly
Forward like the Monday becomes Tuesday and
Forever like right here right now

When you find what you want you name it
Or maybe you’ve got that backwards this time

Location:Amtrak Way,Linthicum Heights,United States

November 28, 2017

All the Dangerous Fictions

Sense tense
Sense tension
Torsion torque testament

Tested and retested
Reset and rested
Relish the signals as the day ebbs

What can I say that you haven’t said better
Is the wrong time and place
Velocity carries direction

Weight carries mass with direction many times
Temper, tender, ten cents taken
Tell me, tell me, tell me

Tastes like poison all in my mouth
Wait and that’s one way
Better yet, hire one

Best of all

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

November 13, 2017

I’m Blind with Something and I’m Not Sure What

Or when I don’t got it in me

The thing about mile 21 of a marathon is that it’s boring af

Or it has a dumb-ass hill where nobody in their right mind would put a hill

But you could say that about any one of a half dozen massive pieces of NYC infrastructure but there you have it and you have it just working out

I have this note on my wallet that says, “We’ve been there and precious and and and dark and mannerist” though that last word is a scant readable mess

I wrote it while I was driving and it makes perfect sense to me

For this autobiographical(ish) thing where I just catalog all the swings and phases and moods of our lives these past 40 years ago

That just made me think of “We Didn’t Start the Fire” lord help me, but that shit ruled the radio like a year

Right around the time of “Don’t Worry Be Happy,” right?

And I don’t need to catalog everything that was going wrong right about then.

Pick up your feet when you’re walking, Jamie

Location:Garden City Dr,Hyattsville,United States

November 12, 2017

You Have Thumbs, You Have Darkness

It comes back to A machines

It comes back to As You’d Like It

It comes back to Sound and Color

We have things we aren’t proud of

There’s trying to change and changing

Questions of speed and the grand what-for

You can have a balcony in you like

We can flood it with Golden Hours

Vista vs. vantage point

The conditions coming together just so

Location:New Hampshire Ave NW,Washington,United States

November 10, 2017

Oh + Well + Oh + On

Why do you make it dangerous?

So many bruised pathways
So much bruised fruit

The funny things looking too close again
Make a circle of it or send it packing

I could share something, I could try and convince you of something, I could fool both of us

What are Fridays for?

Location:Southwestern Blvd,Halethorpe,United States

November 4, 2017

It Just Goes

Attaboy is just steps from this AirBnB — I highly recommend it

The thing about preparation

The thing about all these logged miles

There are so many rules and you follow most all of ‘em

But white sneakers are good any time of year

All the alls and the leather tools, too

Like your little dog, like Sunday, like severance and satisfaction

Because one thing will always follow another and it’s up to you to do any stitching

Like the cat when the box is opened

Like another bank collapsing

Like a search engine just doing it for you

On any given day in any given November

It keeps coming up heads

Thor’s hammer is flawed and it will fail

What then? and

Do you want sugar with that?

Location:Eldridge St,New York,United States

November 3, 2017

The Front, the Back


Do you wanna hear about the basic things?

The grass?

The fox curled up in the neighbors front yard come 4am?

The firepit made heavy with night after night of ash?

The sound of a ridiculously dry fire is sometimes no sound at all

Pull it together s we can pull it all apart

Pull it tighter

Push off

This is the way home even if you’ve never been home before

Location:Woodland Ave,Philadelphia,United States