Friday, August 31, 2007

a couple of poems...

been writing lately. trying out some new magic tricks and the like.

the low rumble of poetry

but never seems to deliver.

a page from a child's diary
the sound of a time clock.

a poignant anecdote
told to an old friend
under a shade tree
over a cold beer.

in a wasteland
the sparkle of a ruby
should be easy
to uncover.

pale white walls
dirty with
the fingerprints of ghosts.

the fertile earth
of an empty grave




the cost of melancholy

it could be
Miles' horn at midnight
or Patsy Cline's voice on sunday

the crackle of radio static
the sound of needles and wax
the quiet of a summer breeze
the odd punctuation of a typewriter

a photograph in
coffee-stained paper sleeves

a hopeless
knot in lace

are the
price we pay

live like humans

the shadow

of everything else.


a walk in the desert

fucking water

what the hell is this?

everyone fat and
bloated, stuffed
from feasting,
bones littering
hardwood forest floor,

flesh and song
and meat and dance.

the extinction
of dust.

it goes on for miles
in every

smiling faces
staring blindly
back at
the face of death.


and if I owe you a letter, this might just be your weekend. just got the typewriter cleaned and oiled and the motherfucker won't shut up...

Thursday, August 23, 2007

the GPP...

the GPP is mentioned in the newest Poets & Writers.

pretty cool. the word about great indy poetry is spreading...

Saturday, August 18, 2007


I have two poems in the newest Pearl, one of the best mags out there, and a couple of poems in Blue Collar Review. otherwise, I haven't really been submitting much. don't really feel like it and would rather be writing than stuffing envelopes. I am working on some Miles Davis poems for a book I'm doing with Hosho McCreesh, who's gonna do the illustrations. here's one of Hosh's rough sketches that I just got in the mail:

Thursday, August 16, 2007

so long, max...

and happy birthday, Hank.

check out Money Jungle for some of the finest jazz you'll hear...

Thursday, August 09, 2007

just sayin'...

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

happy birthday, jerry...

"...anyone who sings a tune so sweet
is passing by..."

"...there are things you can replace
and others you cannot..."

"...if you get confused
listen to the music play..."

*tips glass*