Poems April 2017

Silly Ideas When You're 22

I was so young
Desperately in love
I sent her folders
For her to store thoughts of me
As if love could be imagined
April 1, 2017

Ides of December

Rain came down all day
Ms Luck visited the house
Sexily gave me a mop
And, her lips puckered, she said:

A) Here, life's a squishy orange

B ) Here, the basement is flooded

C) Trump won the presidency

D) Both A and B, but not C

April 1, 2017

On the Island

the island in the sun
the rooftops in the morning
the boys at the bus stop
the girl in the window
the dog at the stoop
the flower he sniffs
picked by the girl
given to the boy
left on the bus
he leaps from a rooftop
on an island
in the sun

April 1, 2017


Nib Sizes: 0.5, 0.3, 0.05. 0.03 (tiny!), brushpoint
Med. Fine Sharpies (x4)
Copic Double sided C4 (+refill)
Alvin Retrac 0.7mm

They sit in their pocket, waiting
for drawing that seldom happens

April 1, 2017

The Widower

They will wonder:
How does he live with such a heartbreaking fate!
There will be no such Romance and Tragedy
There will be the slow grinding down, like a pencil

April 1, 2017


For just a moment
One frame of video
I had a good smile
My eyes lit up with delight
To see me handsome for once

April 1, 2017

Sink and CVS

In the world of men
we drift by on bicycles
and pile up dishes
It's a cruel catechism to be alone
to be alone in this world

April 1, 2017

Em Brooklyn

Of young parents
In Vinegar Hill
And the decisions
over which they agonize

April 1, 2017

Lizard Mind

I've not seen a friend
In years but he tells stories
I figure in them
Somehow I have forgotten
My own life as I lived it

April 1, 2017


The road this morning
Is straight and the color of the sky
The end vanishes in the clouds
I'm driving it
To my own disappearance

April 1, 2017