That Was An Odd One To Intrude

Oh, it's youSaucy minxFlint and fireGentleman’s jinx Hold it outHold it closePull it backWhen it’s needed most I'll never lose youGod knows I've triedPoisoned the breadcrumbsTrained the flies Help me outYou’re good at mathWhat’s left when what’s leftCuts ever in half? Suitcase briefcasePurse and clutchI saw you nakedJust the once Hold it outHold it closePull … Continue reading That Was An Odd One To Intrude

Lawrence Immemorial (unfinished)

I was born in BabylonTime stamped three a.m.Maternity was packed and jackedWith what we knew as men The fog was thick in BabylonThe day I came of ageIt broke three hearts when I climbed the stairsAs the ink dried on the page I’ve booked a trip to BabylonTo shush up chatty tombsIf I’m not back … Continue reading Lawrence Immemorial (unfinished)

Posse at Twitter Gap

The Devil came in the nightChanged hats black from whiteAt dawn the posse awoke They gathered their gearTrusted year after yearBut not one brother noticed the joke When they rode into townTo gun bad guys downThey frightened the God fearin' folk And were soon dead in the streetBlack hats at their feetCross haired in the … Continue reading Posse at Twitter Gap

Nothing Better To Do

* Sometimes a thought you feel with certaintyis a thought too abstract to shape at any wheelinto an object useful or artful or playful or in any sense goodyet behind closed eyes persistently emerges from the clay... * Sometimes a cure you know for certainCould never come from some bad money labIs revealed behind your … Continue reading Nothing Better To Do

Guidance Counselor Part 1

“That is so High School!” What pops into your head when you hear that phrase? If you grew up in the 1960’s it means a situation in which all the inanity of high school, the rigid social structure, the arbitrary rules, the clueless adults in power, is echoed in some present day inanity. A generation … Continue reading Guidance Counselor Part 1

Cam’s Sad Sad Dab

It has been quite a while since hair products have held sway over me– though I applied shampoo to the top of my head long after it was only the wispy dreamers on the sides that needed tending–but when Cam Newton, Carolina’s polarizing quarterback, league MVP and media VIP, attracted national attention for his dab, … Continue reading Cam’s Sad Sad Dab

Bob Wins The Big One

Bob Dylan has won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature. Somebody tell Watson. They seemed close. The grizzled pitchman for Cadillac, Pepsi, Victoria Secret and IBM has been awarded the highest prize in Literature, for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” Well, duh. Or, they could just ask the 98% … Continue reading Bob Wins The Big One