Tuesday, May 30, 2017

In a perfect summer downpour

In a perfect summer downpour

Laughing like a fool

Music luxuriating in my ears--

My newly bought paperback book

Being recklessly ruined--

Me: drenched to the bone--

But: the promise of

Colombian empanadas

and Cat chastisements

Awaiting

In my 67th Drive flat...

Irresistible:--

Perfect.

:/:/:

When the darkness descends,
Please know that my brain
was not always full of revolt
And Wretchedness

Once, long ago,
I was

A rainfool

And so

Very

Happy

Reveling

In my naïvety,

____________

*5/30/17

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Milquetoast Poet Blues

Here I am

Lotophage:..
Thistle-eater

Masquerading

As a Man of
Letters
While

The Planet
Burns

And
All of the glorious
Stardogs

Have all become
Roadkill

What good are my
Lovesongs

when
The pyroclastic flow
of
Hate now

Reigns supreme?

What the fuck am I
anymore
But
a
rubber-souled
Milquetoast
poet?

____________

*5/23/17