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Jun 13 · 220
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Main Street clairvoyant
With her $5 revelation -
We’re all going to die
Feb 1 · 584
beatnik
Aug 2020 · 148
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florescent buzz
of the streetlight fleeting against
the infinity of night
Aug 2020 · 156
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soggy cherrios
left on the slide - forgotten
in mid-imagination
Aug 2020 · 190
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liver spots
on the streets
we grew up in
Jul 2020 · 133
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duck bobbing merrily
feet fluttering in the summer air
another quaint death
Jul 2020 · 913
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sun bleeds red
through closed eyelids
can’t escape the day
Jul 2020 · 129
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injured bird
in my shoebox
**** Darwin
Jul 2020 · 184
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grumble of the semi’s
greedy gut, gobbling my ancestors
wheels turning like time
Jul 2020 · 121
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jaybird shrieking
cursing God or Gravity
- her egg still falls
Jul 2020 · 126
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“To Hell with Descartes!”
          Scream anxious knots in my back
Tangled like body and mind
Jul 2020 · 116
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the languid bee
sulks on parking lot weeds
soon we all will rest
Jul 2020 · 159
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the swatted fly bursts
      like the Big Bang
I am God
Jul 2020 · 95
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the flyswatter hovers  
      hesitating -  
should I play God today?
Jul 2020 · 106
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chalk faded
         from the sidewalks
the kids are grown now
Jul 2020 · 78
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the sun drops
through the hourglass
drip... drip... drip...
Jul 2020 · 108
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hairy patches
below painted toes
am I less of a woman now?
Jul 2020 · 109
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footprints in the sand
       confirmation I exist
washed away
Jul 2020 · 119
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damp summer night
used ******
in the parking lot
Jul 2020 · 333
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In my wallet, rummaging
will this one decline?
- panicked, next in line
Jul 2020 · 102
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beach seagulls
chasing one other
the sunset follows
Jul 2020 · 106
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sobbing clouds
storm off
in a fit of pique
Jul 2020 · 107
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Mom neatly packing
Leftover rice - down the road
Orphaned ducklings await dinner
Jul 2020 · 265
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strip mall church
selling rosaries
and hope
Jul 2020 · 44
on hold
Jimmy Buffet crackles, harmonizing
With undertones of desperation
- “Please continue to hold”
Jul 2020 · 117
block party
sidewalk ants
faire la bise
- celebrate spilt soda
Jul 2020 · 84
5pm
5pm
5pm
hostile rain
strikes my cheeks

crimps  my pressed
white collar
in icy fists

shakes my shoulders
like a soggy ***
of singles at Venus

with the violence
of all-consuming
yesterdays
  
drips down my ear
with the seduction
and precision
of a diamond blade

licks,
moans,
thunderously shouts
  
     "WAKE UP"
Jun 2020 · 127
betta fish
never thought I’d go out this way
bursting colors turn to gray
belly up in a pet smart display
Jun 2020 · 356
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the moon hangs at half mast
mourns the passing of the day
-  another star burns out
Jun 2020 · 128
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What should I write about today?
Love, death, or foreplay?
It’s all the same
Jun 2020 · 119
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Summer grass
Rushing towards the sky
Disregard for itchy ankles
Jun 2020 · 282
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The blind old dog keeps watch
On those same porch steps
- Lucky squirrels scurry past
Jun 2020 · 86
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Cow grazing
Matter-of-factly
- unapologetic existence
Jun 2020 · 40
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****** death
- The fly swatted
by the cow’s
dung-tipped tail
Jun 2020 · 101
The turtle
The turtle wades
In water blistered by the storm
- Bathes politely, still
Jun 2020 · 69
Tuesday Morning
Addled Joints mumbling incoherently
Creaking obscenities as they stir
Stiff fists shake at the relentless sunrise
      -   ****
Another day
Jun 2020 · 74
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Disjointed thoughts writhe
Like the cut worms from my sixth
Grade science project
Jun 2020 · 116
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lonely morning tea
          sorrow in the sachet's  sigh
as the clock turns three
Jun 2020 · 280
on approaching 5 o'clock
The clock  ticks
ticks
ticks

Pounds on the inside
Of my skull -

Need an aspirin
Jun 2020 · 434
A Hound's Inhalation
Wet nose twitching
Against summer air
Interpreting the breeze

In her eyes
A profound understanding

Of June
Jun 2020 · 95
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Skies darken, bellow
Thunder or gunshots?
I can never tell these days
Apr 2020 · 578
on the liberties of molting
Naked and raw  
I bear my soul to the sea
Freed from a shell outgrown
Mar 2020 · 160
heartbreak
I'm the shell
rocking in place
suspended in the surf
as the waves come and go
-- and trust me, they always go --
weathered by the sea's
rhythmic betrayal
with the wave's triumphant
and lustful crash
followed by its
sorrowful retreat  
-- a song as old
as the tides themselves
-- heartbreak
Mar 2020 · 143
eternal lake sunsets
From daydream to daydream
My thoughts skip on the surface
of consciousness
Mar 2020 · 308
the key (10w)
the key that opens also locks - choose your actions carefully
Mar 2020 · 162
on the persistence of will
It pants, tugs, strains, yearns
Wrestles with its collar
Tags clink and chime
Songs of persistence
Mar 2020 · 232
quarantine - day 7
They shut down
the world
around me
but I’m still sublime
because I exist entirely
inside of my mind
Mar 2020 · 870
quarantine - day six
the streets are quiet
the world is still
i finally notice
the birds chirping
on my windowsill
Mar 2020 · 140
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i wish i could ask
you what you think of me now
that you are gone, Mom
Mar 2020 · 247
the chinese virus
He washed his hands until they bled
And then a little more

He bolted every window
And he locked every door

Through the cracks he peered out at his neighbors
And said “oh for heaven’s sake!

Those bat-eating chinks
We outta burn them at the stake”

Like that no-good ****** Yang
They’re infecting our country

UBI’s for lazy *****!”
Though he could really use the money…

Cause he’s been out of work for days
And has not received a raise

For the last 10 years
Amid corporate fears
of the left’s socialist craze

Yet he still angrily paces
Says “I don't mean to be racist

But they’ve gotta go - all of ‘em!”
As his face turns pale and fever runs

Poor sick thing, he doesn't know
That the hate is just for show

A trick, a guise, a twisted rouse
To turn me against you

Amidst  our misguided attacks
They extort and contort the facts -  

Our communities decay
We rot and waste away

You think it’d gone undetected?
We were always infected
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