Blind Escape

exist, resist then completely
snap and line up cell’s
empty genie
bottles

on the humbled
heads of our least
criminal.

and “boys, shoot ’em
some new pores
!”

oh, but i stepped in early
and may have lightly
tweaked guard’s
pistol sight,

now which fool here
still trusts enough to
ride shotgun wit’
me tonight?

image: https://speckyboy.com/poster-design-photoshop-tutorials/

image: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/behind-bars-regina-warriner.html

Old Man ‘hind his Screen

i’ve got Bill n’ Ted
chit-chattering wordless
wisdom in my
head,

and i’m more Cheech
than Bond, but i’m still
shakin’ up martinis
in my head,

head’s most
insipid
yet

i’ve got no wizard’s
wand, still- i’m a
magic trick
,

still can’t spell for shit
but Wiz sure makes
an odd thought
stick.

image: http://7criminalminds.blogspot.com/2018/07/the-man-behind-curtain.html

image: https://noguiltfangirl.com/does-bill-teds-excellent-adventure-hold-up/

Spring Cleaning

bony pricks rattlin’ at
the latches on my
ol’ pine cabinet,

guess it’s been a few too many
blackouts since their
last visit,

but they won’t drink
my sacred teas and caffeine’s
no longer an option when i
see their shadows
dancin’ up the
shades,

it’s time to pack up
n’ blow on with
leaves,

to a home with fresh cleared
closets, got new costumes
n’ i need the space for
storage
.

image: https://twitter.com/funhouseartcade/status/1040040098417410048

image: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/skeleton-closet-ii-heather-calderon.html

image: https://pixels.com/art/acrylic

Head Tricks

lead astral or widely astray
without clear image
to guide us

to dictate the spirit’s direction
from initial pulse of our
shared intentions,

blank screens crowdin’ up
quick, filled with pixels come
to a standstill, still doing
back flips,

like some kind of stoner
jedi’s head trick

that shit got me through two
semesters in an abandoned
city college.

image: https://www.saatchiart.com/drawings/jedi-master/feature

image:https://www.deviantart.com/daniellieske/art/Dark-Jedi-144405779

Dating Pool (Lizards in the Swamp)

she’s a spinster
undecided,

suitor number one is marble-cut,
and nice but speaks with same
tongue his mother bleach
scrubs clean,

his tone drips pure
vanilla bean,

but suitor two is all smarmy charm
n’ mean and blowing wads and
coffee steam from his spouts
all while stirrin’ in his
curdled cream,

now the choice ain’t as hard
as it once seemed

option three’s the date with sleep
n’ this date’s the one i bet
she plays
for keeps.

image: https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-In-a-Fish-Suit/34417/4394252/view

image: https://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/huffjenkem/loungelizard

A Head Split Wide Open

seldom suspected, if left undetected,
a shadow may devour dawn’s light resurrected
and all hallowed beings humbly
bathed within it,

it chews copper casing off wires
sprouting thru our sidewalks and abducted
duct-taped detectives with their
jaws wired shut
,

persecuted, and left to contend with
its own death, a shadow fades in
morning hours like worst flaws
wasted on my breath
,

ruptured pores, stitched-up
once more, on somebody
somewhere’s sorry
head.

image: https://imgur.com/gallery/7d1Q74x/comment/233561413

image: https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/751327150306736595/

Daddy Drag

retooling of an older piece.

tossed those little waxy
hands a box of
crayons

and plopped your swaddled
bottom in this ripped up
rayon chair

you drew me all yellow fangs,
and dotted ribbons thru
my pale wisps hair,

and i knew she was one of those
good days, ’cause i didn’t
even care,

just happy witness to
an honest artist’s
share,

just let em’
glare.

image: https://eternallysunny.com/pretty-dad-makeovers/

image: https://twitter.com/Chris_Hubris/status/1232027356933623815