Chase Thick bubbles in the throat Clog the voice, Distorting and stretching Music from our speakers, On the skybridges, Hitting The mountains distant In pale burgundy dawn, Sticking out like Thumb tacks From the world Corkboard To pin down and mark The places we’ve been And will go to Some day.
Ninety-Eight Jeep Cherokee… My Wolverine A high-caliber bullet, A jade butterfly, And a big key Dangle around a mirror. Years ago There was A boy in the backseat Playing his boombox. With your mighty treads The boy crawls Over steep hills and Through deep floods, And your weathered screen Deflects wind snaps, Shakes off heavyContinue reading “Ninety-Eight Jeep Cherokee… My Wolverine”
Jolokia Simulair Electric charged Processed water Ran through rubber Pumps and plumbing Now seeps from vents. White knuckle on a wheel, As if gripping tighter And tensing on pedals Would make it easier To see lanes in the road. 5,280 feet. 80 miles per hour. 422,400 feet. 3,600 seconds. 118 feet per second, 39 inContinue reading “Jolokia Simulair”
Cobwebs Sweating sugar cane, Concrete ravines, Mountains behind Standing icicles. Butterflies, Brilliance, And spitfire On rings Bouncing In rhythm and time To a pendulum During the climb, Frost setting in. Clawing brambles, Acidic herbs. Shattered fissures Before an expanse Of hazy mountains, Torn open to expose Cement cobwebs. Sidereal specks of Caltrop flowers Salt theContinue reading “Cobwebs”