Poems May 2010

A Night Like This

I am under and deep down
The path I am going to walk
Away from the house, the responsibilities
Are spread out amongst us
There is a traitor, and there must be an investigation
Into the causes
These problems which keep coming back
Please come back home

May 25, 2010

Bang Bang

Hugs in the chapel
While the minister checks his credentials
And cleans his stamp
And in walks some Elvis, or some Marilyn
Across some bridge of sighs or the other
And down the stairs to the rooms where they shoot the prisoners

May 25, 2010

100 days

100 days away
From winds that blow happiness away and freedom in
I'm too scared to walk
Barely able to talk
My hand mute, merely holding the pen and more to the point: will sorry go or invite its cousins over to weigh down life and render nights so lonely

May 24, 2010

Two trees

Two trees
Fell together in the aftermath of the rain
Two tables, two closets
Two things made of the wood
Two trees miles apart
Two band-aids
Too long ago to be remembered
Two, long ago forgotten
Too forgotten
Two - long ago.

May 22, 2010

In May

I'll climb the mountains of my own making
Diving off into pools of my own tears
And wander with snakes and eels and other things


May 19, 2010

May 1 7

Too many glasses of wine or beer
Or things that go bump in the heart
Or things that climb out of your mouth
And climb in my ears
Drip down my legs into a shallow hole
A grave situation

May 18, 2010

May 16

It is not three little words I need
But sentences full, paragraphs
From you
They will never come
But a drizzle of rain
Will mist in my eyes
And I will cry the tears of some guy in a desert pitching into the mud of an oasis
And then stumbling on seeking the shore of the ocean
Sentences like crashing breakers
Telling of a history of me I never knew
From someone I thought not watching

May 17, 2010


today tonight
I love hate whatever you're about
whenever you're around
it hurts it's good
planes roar o'er the house
I'm stuck stuck
on the ground looking up

May 16, 2010

May this

be the start of something new
and beautiful
Too long now ... deep breath
Too long now this has been allowed to go on
Since the time of the pharoes
First grade...
Seventh grade at some school dance
Switches were installed and no love has yet been an amputator
A physic
And we dream of alchemy
To the end
A toast!
To the end.

May 15, 2010

May 13

Play evil
Play evil on my bones
Play evil on my bones all the days
All the days
All the days that remain for me
For me and my bones
My sad old bones
My sad old lonely bones
All the days

All the days that remain all the days
All the days that remain


May 14, 2010