Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Broken Stars

Once
Upon a time
I chiseled through her
Hard heart
And found
The sleeping
Diamond

I threw 
A spark
And caught
Myself on fire

She laughed
And
Lit up the dark
With
My humiliation

I sang
Until my throat
Hurt:
Hymns of glory
To the
Shining remover
Of darkness.

And
Eternity
Responded back

With resounding
Silence

___________

*12/13/16

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Flotsam

When I was a boy
I built the loveliest
ship--
majestic masted,
rigged with
the finest sails
and
as ornately carved
as any Spanish galleon.

I conscripted
my dreams
to crew
this hopeful boat
And we brave
and mighty adventurers,
We set off
to see the world--
To gather wisdom
and seek fortune
beyond our
wildest
imaginations.

Yet despite all of
my most careful
preparations
and provisioning,
my planning and
course-charting--
All too soon after
weighing anchor,
the enterprise
was
doomed to
ill-fate.

The oceans would be
tempest tossed
and the seas unkind;
The ports-of-call,
cut-throat dens of iniquity
and vice--
I learnt to fight
and I fought to learn;
And for a while,
My band of faithful privateers and
I, we survived
and eked out
Such a living as we could.

But discontent
settled in amongst the
crew
Until
one-by-one
they left my service
Or in madness
jumped ship
to drown
in the sorrowful
depths.

With my last remaining
compatriots
I struggled to
pilot our now battered
unbeautiful
barque
through
storm
and maelstrom
and wicked wave

Until the once proud vessel
was finally
conquered
by the relentless
violence of the sea--
The last of my stalwart crew
consigned to
the fathomless
depths
And I
cast a-drift
upon the wreckage

And so here I am
left to float
as nothing more than
a piece of
wretched flotsam
upon
and the unforgiving
tides of life...

____________

11/16/16



Wednesday, August 31, 2016

I no longer fear the dark

I no longer fear the dark

for

there is

nothing

that

ghosts

nor

demons

can do to me

that

I haven't already done to myself.

____________

*8/31/16

Friday, August 26, 2016

An American Dream

I
 came to
sore
 and skin-torn
A crust of blood
 my garnet
 garment

I dreamt
 of
six tiny golden gods
reposing
 in their beehive chambers
awaiting the
 command
 to arise
   and   destroy

I dreamt
 of
a holy hand of harm

I dreamt
 of 
convenient cataclysm

I
 came to
in a ditch of despair
 with

A mouthful of bullets

And a GFY from the Underworld
 stapled to my waistcoat.

____________

*8/26/16

Friday, May 27, 2016

You came to me in a butoh dream

You came to me           in a butoh dream
     Ash----covered...
            Moon-pure--

Dancing     in exquisitely    painful
     Slow
                        Motion

And I,   glass-smashed:
    A wrecked               wicked ship
            Beached and   bleeded

Awaited   your weeping-willow
             Kiss
                          Upon my brow

You  you    you  tore the black              from
  My    heart
              And         shielded me from

The terror   of heaven
              And the        sinister hopefulness
      Of hell

You  held   the cold stone   of me
     Against your     snow-soft    skin
                       Until    oblivion demanded his

Final
                Terrrible
                                   Tribute.

And I...      faded     into            twisted           blissful         memory.

____________

*5/27/16






Wednesday, April 13, 2016

It's a Sad silly state-of-affairs

It's a
Sad silly state-of-affairs–

No more witty words to
Knit together–

No more wounds to peepshow poledance
For unimpressed un-aroused
Earthlings:

Here,
The motherless godless madman
Stares into the dragon's maw–

Pyrofantastic destruction
Beckons...

_____________

*4/29/16

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Shard-Heart

Once
a
lostlove
showed
me
the
marvel of
ghost stars

And ere we
fell
from our
lofty perch
atop
the
iron-arrogant
oak

I
heard
a
catbird
sing

And
the song:
it
broke my
stupid
heart
to
sorry
regrettable
pieces.

____________

*3/8/16

She

She
    writes
          stories for the hopeless
    sings
          songs for the heartbroken
     dances
           magnificent ballets 'pon bleeding feet
She
     imprisons
           the universe in lozenges of glass
     teaches
           wee savages to read and think
     lights
            fuses, blowing your mind to kingdomcome
She
     fucks
            all of this shit up, like a boss
     steals and destroys
            everything you once held holy
     touches
            your face and usurps your belief in God.

____________

*3/8/16