Poetry


The 21st Century


(a) time – Aug 6, 2016 – “fading / dripping / …emotions slide”

A 3rd-Rate Philip Marlowe – Sept 19, 2019 – “She walked up to me
at the smoke-filled bar”

A Cricket’s Cry – Aug, 2020 – “the cry of a cricket / pierces the stillness / of the night”

A Slight Vulnerability – Aug, 2017 – “silent within shadows / lurking in corners”

Always To Dream – Mar 27, 2020 – “creating illusions / a front for dark secrets”

Blank Eyes – Aug 23, 2018 – “put down that crack pipe / the cop tells Blank Eyes”

Breathe – Aug, 2020 – “Slow! …down / breathe”

Crystal Meth Lovers Float Downstream – Sept 2 & 3, 2017 – “…she’s floating in the cloud of her dreams”

Daily Death Dance – Nov, 2017 – “crystal ball gazing / memories dance / sway frantically”

Discipline of Dying Ghosts, The – Apr, 2019 – “ghosts stir, a child recoils”

Exist – Oct 26, 2016 – “feed from energy / nourish creativity”

Fleeting Recollections – Jun 1, 2018 – “I dreamt / you were here / not there”

Goddess – May, 2020 – “the goddess bathes in her private stream /”

Gurus of the Road – Dec 18, 2005 – “ice immerses the earth in a frozen sheet of glass”

Horror of Modern Day Living, The – Aug, 2011 – “day after day the possibility of escape dwindles”

Horse & Buggy Show – Mar 20, 2020 – “I drew a picture / of a horse & buggy”

If I Lost My Memory – Mar, 2020 – “If I lost my memory / I would be free”

In Memoriam – Jul 7, 2019 – “fade into the ether / disappear / …dignified…”

Invisible Men – Apr 29, 2020 – “invisible men / speak in unison…”

Is That You Macduff? – Dec, 2019 – “your creaky steps creep closer to my chamber door”

Kafka Dreams – July, 2019 – “dark thoughts & Kafka dreams”

Melting Ice – Mar 3, 2020 – “melting ice / dripping / lonely thoughts”

New Pen New Notebook – Jul 26, 2017 – “I wait…wait for inspiration…wait for the flow”

Note on the Door – Oct 23, 2019 – “There’s a note on the door / … / I wrote it during a dream”

Old Ladies, The – May, 2020 – “are they listening to me? / are they listening?”

One of Those Days – Mar 28, 2020 – “the phone rings / i shriek / my heart skips a beat”

Rage – Aug, 2020 – “rage / arising from ashes / overwhelming / intense”

Real Fucked Up – Jun 15, 2018 – “the door is locked / the phone muted”

River Deep, The2008 – “I sought respite / from the dark thoughts / stealing my peace”

Room, The – Aug 7, 2017 – “all i need is a room / space / a place to collect myself”

Shine – Aug 28, 2016 – “searching… / for that elusive special transcendent / shine

Silence – July, 2017 – “silence / the elusive god / dissipates into vapour”

Soma Induced Hallucinations – July, 2015 – ” Purple Disneyland characters / dance maniacally on top of battered heads”

Spider’s Web, The – Jan 8, 2011 – “a smeared spider smiled”

Strategic Planning – Apr 12, 2020 – “do this / do that / by this date”

Time’s Vapours – July 26, 2018 – “infinite / time’s vapours / vanish / into the mists of history.”

Tomorrow – Oct 23, 2018 – “tomorrow / I will pursue my dreams”

Vacuous – Feb 21, 2019 – “existence, a shell / armies endless mindless emotionless”

Walls – Apr 6, 2020 – “a prisoner behind bars / a hostage / in my home”


The 20th Century


A Song of Heartache1980 – “…the burning hot rays could not melt the ice”

Distant 1992 – “I don’t know what’s wrong with Harv…he’s so…distant”

Fate of Merryland, Theearly 1980’s – “There’s too much sadness in my kingdom”

Flakes mid-late 1980’s – “snow falls on the rooftop / flakes of dandruff / looking for a home”

Fly, The1996 – “there’s a fly / buzzing around / the room”

Freedom for the Butterflylate 1980’s – “you’ve gone and left me / staring at the clock”

Hippie in a Laundromat1987 – “…shouting: peace to shirts! peace to pants!…”

Human Rat1982 – “nothing to do, nowhere to go, unemployed…”

I Attract Weirdos at the Festival of Friends1983 – “Walking through the park / staring at Mother Nature’s art…”

I Reach for a Rock1997 – “I reach for a rock / to keep / from drowning…”

I Reject the Words1991 – “I reject the words / of despair, ennui / apathy…”

I Steal Poetry1986 – “I stole a woman’s poetry and ran through the streets…”

I’m Amazing1986 – “people are so arrogant / except for me…”

Imaginary Death1990 – “You were screaming at an imaginary friend”

Imperfect Nihilist, The1992 – “if I could scream with meaning / a sound of fury.”

In the Pit of My Gutmid 1980’s – “crawling through space / waiting for God to appear”

Laugh, The1989 – “the laugh / always at the ready…”

Melted Chocolate Days1985 – “She sets the table / methodically, slowly”

Monday Night Isolation1986 – “It’s a Monday night / and there’s nothing to do”

She Doesn’t Bring Me Flowersmid 1980’s – “drunk and disgusting / I sing out of key”

Some People Are Assholes1986 – “Some people don’t know / when to shut their fucking mouths”

This Isn’t Sarcasm1986 – “all the writers bitched and complained”

Tick Tock1990 – “the day is dragging / like molasses / on the tip of your tongue.”


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