Archive for April, 2010

the light you see

Posted in Uncategorized on April 30, 2010 by unsensible

Wind smells of cold metal and pre-dawn wetness

Light too bright on your naked 3am face
See three days growth
Smell the stale tang of cigarettes
Made more slender by sheer deprivation
But you won’t play off the circles drawn deep
Like a cartoon drunk
From where and how you forgot to sleep (you don’t know)
For the first time, you start to define yourself by what you have not
What you have, or had, an anecdote to amuse calloused sensibilities

There is beauty in Sodom:
In an evaporating puddle, murky and brown, you’re looking at it

The light you see is a dying star


Ask me twice

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on April 18, 2010 by unsensible

Oh. I’ve got jokes.
And plans to spare
A mean little air
Of something to prove
I’ll conjure for you
(just for you)
In nice little turns
A flash and burn
A crack of a pot
A slide of a slot
And double down, double down
Double down, dear
Or fold
It’s likely to be a bumpy ride

Ask me
Ask me twice
For pretty words
I dare you

The ingénue left the building
He’s weeping his way to posterity
Whatever’s left, the tangled mess of me
You want poetry?
Ask me again.
I never know what I’ll say.