Stalled Car

there’s something in the
way i stutter thru shames of
tongue’s transgressions

it’s like i failed in revving an engine
that turns and rolls all over
itself to catch a spark
off anything,

other than own
propulsive energies,
repulsed by own
complicity
in

rough state of
this stalled
out car

‘ready pushed
too hard
.

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image: http://www.netanimations.net/Spinning-turning-revolving-gears-and-cog-wheel-animated-gif-images.htm

Logo Goes Here ™

no logo,
another level?

how you figure,
same orange, same label,
same inflated
price
,

same sodium GMO, same plug
repeated ad nauseam
but yup, no logo,
it’s another
level,

now level with me, pal
think we’re as dumb as the
ad so patronized?

and why are these dumb
ads gettin’ me so
damn riled?

image: https://reel360.com/article/doritos/

image: https://www.alistdaily.com/lifestyle/doritos-another-level-anti-ad-campaign/

image: https://reel360.com/article/doritos/

Sand Sailor

hope’s horse is
leaving,

and i’m laggin’ a
mile behind,

what’s worse, he has
the water,

and i can’t swallow
with scorched
throat,

sure, take my bareback ticket
but please leave me
the boat,

i’ll ride the desert like a
river, and coast my vessel
while palm trees flash
me their needles,

a punctured hull
afloat.

image: https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/collection/works/286.1982/

image: http://www.sam-shepard.com/deadhorse.html

Matters of the Maze

a thought passing thru-
obliged in many
directions,

thru the more dangerous
intersections of a mind’s
long contaminated
locations,

internal bleeding and
surface lacerations

all pale when compared
to mind’s self-stoked
incineration,

or jail-bird soul’s
obliteration
,

for failure to file the proper
papers of appeal
,

just some passing thoughts spared the
pricks n’ prods of obligations
i won’t feel
.

image: http://hisgreatescape.blogspot.com/2010/10/meandering-maze.html

image: https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-identified-control-switch-anxiety-brain-cells-neuron-disorder-anxiety

In Swarm the Seraphs

can’t hurt me really but still
they gouge me, but please don’t mock
these selective memories
with nobody,

’cause hurting can get you
cut here, and worse, late
love can even get
you buried

and nights spent in deserts
leave the slithering
soils no bodies

now heaven’s cast its
haloed horde to
foil me
.

image: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/495857815/kaleidescope-angels-abstract-art

image: https://www.ebsqart.com/Art-Galleries/Abstract-Representational/51/Dark-Angel/745835/

Tongue Tired

the world cries sellout in a
blackout and fades our scene
into white background, no space
in which we may free limbs to
twist, all vice no voice left n’
i’m all hoarse shout, but it
won’t keep the blue birds
holding up my words
from flyin’ out

twisted so hard my
eyes just flew
south,

please ignore the tongue
twisting up my
mouth.

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Gold Leaf Tea

turned in the killer n’ all
his money just before
it made me

ugly and greed paid me to be
the kind of man who’s skin
glows green when talkin’
down all that’s light
and sunny,

from so many trapdoor skies
above me, for they all drop
now so golden bricks
n’ heavy

its harps and heavens
still avoid me.

well i’m here if they ever wanna
knock on bark and join me
in my tree knot for a
warm-up cup o’
gold leaf
tea.

image: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/golden-tea-party-n-segal-.html?product=greeting-card

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