April 18, 2018

Under

Under over again again

Somewhere someone’s gonna hang themselves up on a lip and lose their board

Somewhere someone’s gonna wind a clock that much too much

And the places where that camera shutter sound on cellphones is mandated by law

They surveil the surveillance

They milk the cows

They come up with words for different clouds and colors and sunsets

Somewhere someone’s reading a book or making a drink or making a drink and reading a book

All the things versatile

All the things that this way come

All the days and the nights

All the pains staked

Somewhere someone is hunched over a screen

Somewhere someone is learning

Somewhere someone is disappearing




Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 17, 2018

Back Back Back Back

This isn’t the day when all the things are coming

As opposed to this news piece that was playing back some wicked mudslides out in California

But like mud, like clouds on a cloudy day, like soup

When your friends throw you in the back of the boat

Half the phases of all the moons

And so the threads fray so so you go

More salads for more meals

It goes around whether you like it or not

Let it



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 12, 2018

Find

Find your thing
Vascillate, regulate, respirate
Muscular or not
Macular, vascular, vellum
Skin skin skin
Several that sound several that safe
Pieces of wood, wingnuts
Ditches on the sides of roads
All of Canada, the whole goddamn’d thing
The things that bring us together before the thing that tear us apart
Years, altitude, levity
Languishing, longitude, leverage
Everything translated
Everything mediated
Everything present when the present just doesn’t exist the way it used to
Speed, degree, volume
Vacillate again and better
The sun’s down and we’re making the most of it



Location:10th St,Bowie,United States

April 11, 2018

This Is Like What You Like

Give gave the Given the Giving

Bird leaf bird leaf bird

Vegetable matter, animal products, what’s more

Wince and wind and a whining hinge on a cloudy day

Save it so you can save it

Almost all

Quiet still





Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 10, 2018

10:33+

Tag tag Allen take Allen all’s tag

Burn bellow bet bet belfry better best

Willing will whelm no over none now

Selling search leeching lent leavening levering levetating last

Heels, toe, heels, ball baller ballast best

Best best best best best best best

Nesting nest nestled joist joust gentry

The skies, all of them

The days, all of the Them

The nights and the eclipses and the solstices and the stays of execution in the non-moritoriumed states

Moribund mausoleum like mouse like mousse like master

Matter of fact Mayflower

Death is all around



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 9, 2018

Faces in Fog

Static, sand, waves, smoke
Smothered vs. smoldering, shouldering, shunt
Shoved and shut up shut up shut up
Centennial and saviors
Savory sauces
Scrawl my name scrawl my name
Severance and seldom and shut-eye

Cruising
Crushing
Cruft

Cursing
Caring
Caught

It’s all practice
It’s all space
It’s all stars
It’s all taste

Open the opener
Better bailed
Best be gone



Location:Terminal Access Rd,Boston,United States

April 8, 2018

Sonnet (Because Too Much Heat Is Vibration)

Because too much heat is vibration

Transitive properties or transitions or perspective

Substitution or constitution or salvation

Where the First Things and the Last Things meet (deep in the heart of Texas)

Sidelines or sideways or similar or seldom less

The threads you pull when the pulling’s good

Fixed width vs. finer grains

But salt you make from the sea

And all manner of things that come ahead of schedule

Arrival and aviator and everything grayer

Brackish and branch and blinding

Because so much heat is inoperable

As epic as awe as mythic and falls

The bottom is still, always with us, all around





Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 7, 2018

Whip the Horses and Make Them Stand Up

No no no

No no no no no

All you birds that were dinosaurs and your quantum eyes

All you trees that talk to each other and get shit done

All you waterbears chilling in space

All you bacteria that say fuck it all the time

All you wolves and humans with your social structures that externalize what everyone else internalizes

All you amazing

All you world

Boundaries as a moving target or a perspective or an overlay false but usually helpful but sometimes hurtful but as real as you make them

Because lies aren’t always bad

Because ants can be frozen into stasis and then come back and not just because people fuck around with them, but because nature


Location:Main St,Ellicott City,United States

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April 6, 2018

Turn Train Trial

Speed almost Spring and Spring technically so

So landscapes and overpasses and



Location:New Ridge Rd,Hanover,United States

April 4, 2018

Blind Bid, Buried Well

Blind well, bid well, buried well

Pinched, pliant, plowed

All manner of torn things

Turned soil, clockworks, cleverness

Some numbers are more equal than others
Or something like that

The sun sets, that’s what it does and
The sun rises, because that’s what it does

Bodies in motion, bodies at rest, it’s all bodies

Someone wakes up and they discover a new kind of radiation
Or waveforms or forever something about gravity

Bring things together so we can tear them apart

Like lead, like read, differently cleave

Clever clever clever
We’ll put some air in it



Location:Connecticut Ave NW,Washington,United States

April 3, 2018

Start with Dirt and Call It a Day

Start with dirt and call it a month

The times you wrap yourself in a blanket vs. the times you blanket your dreams in mud

Proximity to a heat source, a light source, self esteem

Sometimes a cut is just a cut

Rationing your radiance is no way to live

Water flows

Horizons stretch

Clouds cover






Location:F St NW,Washington,United States

March 25, 2018

Back On Back And

The right pant, the right heel

Healing, heaven, heft, heathered, heathen

The better the better the better the best

Let the line out and the sun saunters

Severed selfies aren’t gonna change anything this time

A sliver of sunshine
A cup of memories
A spoonful of you said it

Get it and go



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

March 22, 2018

Back Back Back

Let fellow let

Lines times levers lend less

Lesser less lesser less leering leans

Liaison left enough enough now

Severed separates gone home

Bring Brant brought

Burn book becomes brag roll



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

March 7, 2018

Like Memories

Skirt skirt on reject
It’s original
What do we got?
vs. It’s natural
What do we got?
Ozone layers and laser beam eyes
Colors that smear and block
Blockade and blocky
Hand over mouth
Stifle stifle stipple staid
Last of all.




Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

March 4, 2018

This Morning I Had a Really Awesome Line in My Head (No Power Blues)

This morning I had a really awesome line in my head
You know where this is going
I forgot it
I was taking a hot shower after being cold without power for a couple days
And phone power being conserved I didn’t just type it into my phone, which was pennywise pound foolish for sure
It was all skeptical and near-dark but in my head it was a windup to a big “But...” on the way to how wonderful life is
But also a giant tree fell on a neighbor’s house (everyone is OK)
And now they are saying our little strip of houses won’t have power until Tuesday
But everyone else got theirs back
So I guess I can go over to George and Ann’s to charge up my phone if I have to
And the fridge is going to undergo a glorious reset when the power comes back
It’ll be good to get rid of all the crap that’s been hiding in there
But I hope all the amaros are OK
Yeah, I’m not down with the word “amari”... having that many in the fridge is bad enough



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

January 26, 2018

Invocation (Republic)

[clear throat]
Um um
[clear throat, look around]

Center central status
Centered base
Fractured waste
Ventilated substandards when sea level just wont do

Congress congregants coffin candor
Cantilever lasting fever-favored flues
Forget it all forget it all forget

Find your foundation
Feed your foundation

All the numbers are wrong when
All the stars are wrong
Empty your head of stars

Here you go
You can have it

[smash right fist into open left palm]



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

January 25, 2018

These are stories, not possessions





Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

January 20, 2018

Incantation (Places)

[sketch / draft]

We started with triangles
Forgive the mountains, the oceans, the lees

The valleys are ours and you can have them
The windows are ours, the fountains are ours, the wind is ours

And you are the wind
Sunshine severs space everlasting
Sunshine saves sunshine safe
Sunshine sunshine seven shells shade

[a lot more writing will happen here]

We started together
We were all together

We started together
We were all one

Location:Brinkwood Rd,Baltimore,United States

January 15, 2018

Like That Like That





Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

January 10, 2018

Incantation (Invitation)

I don’t know what the fuck this is for
It’s three circles
It’s twelve stars

It’s an invitation
It’s all the limbs of all the trees waving “hi” as you walk on home
And the waves to the rocks to the shore are “hey there.”
The stars, the wind in the grass, the penitent moon.

In a ditch by the side of the road you feel the turning of the Earth. Put your lips to it.

And in the place behind your teeth is the sun on its endless path around everything true.

In your heart blood moves from one chamber to another and you feel how all of space is growing

Always with you
Its arms around you tighter still




Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

January 8, 2018

Incantation (Current)

Bags of dirt
Motherfucking bags of motherfucking dirt

Austin, Texas is a sound
And Tejas and Tejas and Tejas

Remember all the birds, Virginia
A bow on the days, a string in the night
A rubberband for your fingers and something more for those ankles

There are stars and we feel them because there are stars

There are open sores and we feel them

There are bent back pages
There are motes in corners
There are trunks and trousers and trowels

There are new days and we feel them

Bags of dirt
Bags of dirt
Bags of dirt

Is it the opposite of what is clear or the thing you can’t resist? This is where you decide.


Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States