Month: September 2014

unorthodox seating arrangements

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9.29.14 11:47 AM

LOCKED OUT
the road running
backwards
LOCKED OUT
time which whistles
out a wrist cuff CLASP
LOCKED OUT
you are LOCKED
with your palms
white-pressed to the glass
you are OUT
and no Pete Rose clete
to the catcher's grill
will save you
LOCKED OUT
I hear the voices you adopt
and it was
never a choice, never a choice
never
a
choice
I use the one I 
came in the box with,
yes the one I'm
LOCKED OUT
here with
and maybe I don't care
          I don't care
          I don't care
cuz maybe it's 
OUT HERE
LOCKED
OUT HERE
that I see you
in 
a 
totality,
that I see you
as you 
truly
are.

 

 

 

 

 

the man in the silver containment suit

marches firm with
clomping
silver boots
into 
taverns
cafe's
movie houses
  just to say
what's up and
watch
the faces go
from zero to sixty
from zero to sixty
from zero to
something
revelatory 
and
final.

The man in the
silver containment suit
has giant silver gloves
inside of which 
-WHO KNOWS?-
perhaps he keeps
giant silver hands,
hands which access the levers
of powers unseen,
tucked away in 
basement operating theaters
or a tattered reinforced Halliburton,
or maybe even your garage
on those cold nights
where your storm windows
do their thing.

I've seen the
man in the silver containment suit
stop passers-by on the Avenue,
just asking
why why why,
his silver containment 
fists
curled and held
heart-high.

They'll just ask
him what he's got
in there
and that's when
the tears
really start to
kick in.

 

 

 

9.24.14 8:33 AM

I've got a
bag full of snakes where
the books should be and the
train's got
an inmate at the helm.

I've got a 
bag full of snakes where
the soul should be and
not all the knights and pawns could
behead them once they get loose.

They whisper and hiss through
the cloth,
truth marbled with
enough lies to 
choke the whole thing down
and I consider that even
the clock and
the tracks and
the shrouding gravity are
in on it.

I've got a
bag full of snakes where
the sky should be but you'd
be a fool to think
you won't get rained on
and when you do, make sure
to watch the tracks,
the gravity shrouding and
yes, the door.

Time and venom will move.