We have seen
and called for misunderstanding,
But I have seen our future children,
I am at our confusion,
Foggy like the farts of war,
The bullets continue to fly
even in silence,
From my brother's gun,
Hoe can you call youreself,
When you hold tight to the chains,
We must let loose,
We must see the sun and its morning fog
As the dew of renewal,
Because I have seen you witb oure
Mulatto children, and you looked at me,
I was a father.
I know you got a lot on your mind
to tell me.
we fell love
in so quickly.
How feelings of shame
rattle up the game and scare the rat
in its cage.
be mad today.
Tell me what's inside, everything;
your stupid dreams,
dreams of enough, not it all,
but enough to pain the walls,
make this un-sturdy prison fall,
make me happy enough.
I don't want to change personalities
from day to day.
This letter, sent to you
over airwaves; through the gunplay,
past funerals held today;
I hope it revitalizes the feelings
we shared, over moonlight blunts, so loud,
they had us scared.
So, little miss sunshine, wake up from night,
wake up from this place of pain
holding us tight.
No one to hold my fears.
No sanctity for my tears.
When I cry, it goes deep
into my system, lays down
beside my visions; oils my dreams, powers the machine
of my body.
allow me the strength to survive,
to climb, to love,
to live a breathless life.
Even though I feel
sadness, I know
it wells from a good place
in my soul.
Uncomfortable without my tears.
I may not be a blaster,
or a boxer,
or a firefighter,
but I've learned
to control my explosions,
take my punches when they come,
and let my eyes fall
to water the fires
that lick on all sides.
your comforts are poison,
you never return my love
and I am constantly hurt,
wishing you were here
in the birth of my confusion.
In the midst of a moonlight fuck,
I lied to myself,
and said we were making love.
The universe unfurled,
and your body liquified
in the heat of the moment.
Just let me kiss you,
because you said hello
in the first place,
in those plaid leggings
and beautiful greens.
I didn't tell you intimate secrets,
and you didn't shed yours.
But I touched your naked skin,
and shared the same leather,
as our bodies meshed,
and the universe unfolded.
A flower grows through reeds and thickets,
and reaches for the sun,
while being eaten away by fungus.
The sun drops its dress,
and undresses until the flower is wet.
And even in their unknowing of the season,
the flower and the sun share pleasure
And even though your mother didn't like it,
I made you wet,
and in the basement,
I regret not kissing every part of your body,
because the moonlight won't let me forget.
That burning dispersion.
The wick prespires.
The nitro-oxygen air
eaten up with every breath,
in such commonstance as to be ordinary,
But how much do you know
Can you blame a flame?
Can you truly hurt a fly?
Where are you now?
In some place so stuffy,
that you can only wish
that you were something more,
something stupid enough to live,
and not feel the pangs of your billion needles,
cascading down like a waterfall
of death, disappointment, and disorder.
Driving down the street,
asphalt littered with patches of scattered sunlight,
breeze blowing down my drunk,
sobering up from last night.
remembering a slurred argument I had with this woman about compassion
I was just yelling over and over:
"How can you know a thing about compassion?
How can you call me brave and noble,
and call me a killer in the same breath?
do you even know what you're saying?
Do you know the real meaning,
behind the words on the veil?"
I'm drunk scum, trying to pick up the peices
of my sanity
as I hurl them across my dashboard
with every chunk of cigarette ash I tap away,
trying to forget and remember last night,
because it's always a dark, damp place inside my soul.
Two long island iced teas, a thousand more coronas,
a couple more useless people blabbering about
their truths and their ideas, and how their right,
and their is no such thing as w r o n g.
Holy fuck, this place makes me sick.
So, I get into my car,
angry at the woman I was yelling at,
because she is so happy with herself,
happy with her ideas, how small they've made me feel.
How big she is now.
How insignificant her ideas are as I drive away,
her sweatshirt looks like the inside of an old man's crotch,
a long stain of beer
that she doesn't know about, and I'm just the same.
Somewhere on me there is something I don't know about,
and yet I feel better than you.
Back to this.
And SHE is in my mind,
all the time, wherever I go,
wherever I am pretending to be
when I am really not there
all. Someplace else.
Pictures of her life
Memories of her disappointment. I was always bad,
or uncontrollable. Too drunk. Too, too, too drunk. And too, too, too, stupid to realize,
that I was hugging her with that stain. Drowning her in my stain.
Flashes of her body and the fever it got going inside of me,
the hot, uncontrollable, ecstasy that poured into my being
with the mere lick of thinking about the stain in her crotch
that I had caused. A yellow, polka dotted sundress stopping just above her
buttermilk kneecaps. I could slip two fingers on both sides of the dressstraps,
and slide it down her shoulders--as easy as silk--all the way to her ankles. God gave me heaven.
And how much grief I get over too much to drink.
Then I met a friend at a pizza bar.
And I'm hammered, slurring, and he sits with me as I find another person,
I'm a magnet for you all. I hate and love what you make me say about myself.
How I reveal and demean.
And we yammer, my friend drinks his beer, the person leaves, we have our pizza.
And SHE is there. In my mind, all the time.
My mind is an imagination zone, and I am guessing that she's with her boyfriend at the beach.
the pain of my imagination is a knife when she's messing around in my heart. always.
And so, now, at this stoplight I'm trying to stop myself from the things that make me forget myself.
I'm back here now. In the present. And I'm ashamed, humbled, content, and I don't want to drink or smoke
I want to be a businessman with a wife.