April 14, 2017

Please don't touch underneath my hair,

Where I'm full of whipped cream

And old play-doh, I haven't had time to clean up today, or any day

And be sure if you are going to touch me at all

That you don't break my head

Or snap my spine during a massage, 

It's happened before, ju...

April 14, 2017

you wouldn’t know it unless you’re a heavy drinker

but a head cold is a hell of a time to drink

first there’s the nyquil, which you can have all day,

and how that interacts with the liquor

then the excuse for hot toddies

which is just hot whiskey, cheap tea, and a lemon,


April 14, 2017

Consider the coconut, stoic of the palms,

who hulks about the shores, tides out to sea to float

for miles and months until it lays up swollen and keen

on a foreign shore, ready for re-birth

Consider the hitchhiker, quick to latch onto a sock,

a lace, any undiscerning passer...

April 14, 2017

I sat there on a night like most nights

drinking rebel yell on ice and listening to acoustics

putting Bukowski books in my cart

wondering which one would wound me most

thinking about what I would do if it was the last night on earth

and it was still quiet out like this

I gue...

April 14, 2017

Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

*On this day, a NASA telescope discovered a system of Earth-sized planets orbiting around a single star, three of them well within the habitable zone

So now, you’re telling me, every time I look skyward

I gotta think about three more earths hangi...

April 14, 2017

We had it made that sunday

On the nook of your porch in sweatshirts, the puppies penned in beside us, a breeze coming through, 

You were studying dental anatomy and I was redditting and laughing and we ate coconut pops and funyuns and you vaped and I drank cold beer and...

April 14, 2017

I take the little black mutt by its hind legs and yank him from his foundation, his front paws yearning for ground but not quite reaching. He can feel the intent in my grip as I load up for the throw, his whimpers desperate, final gasps—he’s just a dog who barks too mu...

April 14, 2017

We spent 2016 fist over fist fighting for crumbs of coke ruining relationships deflecting truth judging moderating lying to everyone with ears to hear

We wasted 2016 getting blackout fearing sleep dreaming until only an oxy and the light of god could send us to rem

We ru...

April 14, 2017

In the foreground: a girl running into the drive as a man releases a puppy from its leash – they run into each other’s arms, the dog and girl

In the background: the headlamps of a million drivers North/Southing on the 57 – they illuminate the same dust for a flash

In the...

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