I've had more than a hint of a tulip or two,
after treating them to a mint julep,
The mint julep is a mixed alcoholic drink, or cocktail, consisting primarily of bourbon (or some other spirit) and fresh mint.
Some associate a faded mint
with either the speckled mint chocolate
chip ice cream from their nearest shop
or the chipped colors on her fingernails
that were the perfect spring shade.
Personally, I recall the sign
at the café down the street
from my cramped two bedroom
apartment that the three of us shared
after they separated,
soaked with nostalgia and resentment
and appreciation for the new home
I share with our new addition
in a much nicer city
where all the houses are beige
cookie cutter resemblances,
but I can take refuge in my car
for the night and not fear
what lies outside the frosted window.
April 14, 2014 8:54:27 PM
some connections can't be adequately explained
freezing wind and gilded ceilings, mousy brown roots
on bubblegum hair
keeping a scarf in place is too hard, and staying inside is too easy
(the bottom has cobblestones)
why is there is only such thing as effortless
when the air is cold enough to burn?
(the best veins are beneath the lids of my eyes)
if footsteps don't echo there's neither point nor interest
menthol, sorbitol, glycerin, xanthan
I exhale mint when I breathe in the world.
i am only an egg
i am only a rug
i am only a bud
turning into a flower
i really like figs
simplicity is magic
word is bond
this is to you, September Eleventh
and you, Reverend Donald Green...
Listen to this Lady
She's talking Jabaca
right now. right in there
is an envelope i made.
i am only an egg
i make mistakes
i miss steak, my mistake.
Will you please piddle-paddle up to my Jhorts?
never go full retard with Marissa Golden
kicking dogs in the face
Are you ok?
Are yo clown?
we are also powerfully stoned, Mamajama Ladybird!
beautiful green mesh
of a garden full of
a thick snowy web
gently tops the tall,
never thinking where this
dewy web derived from.
i suddenly spotted the source.
how could something so
create something so beautiful
such as this web?
thick body, thick octet set of legs
when it dies
could possibly redeem itself
because of the
snowy, dewy web
it made in the green
meshy garden of mint.
at the market
in front of me, he was buying wine
and breath mints for later
he was short twenty cents
on his hopeful purchase; I gave him a quarter
he didn't say thanks
when he would tap on the apartment door
and she would answer, eager
would she let him
all the way in, would he stay
the two bits I gave him
changed something for
mints may matter