How I Met the Floor

hey, what’s
a metaphor?

so, ever won a
losing war?

DING DONG!

so, one fine boyhood
weekend morn’
..

cartoons were disrupted by
rap n’ ring of door to
door salesman

DING DONG!

he stayed, then barred
the fuckin’ door
and..

DING DONG!

he hushed
mommy’s song
.

i stare paisley patterns
in parquet
floor
..

should just melt into
the grain but
i don’t
..

guess there’s no story
here worth telling
anymore

so i won’t.

image: https://www.touchofart.eu/en/Anna-Wojciechowska/awojc7-The-boy-on-the-stairs/

image: https://fineart.ha.com/itm/paintings/richard-earl-thompson-american-1914-1991-boy-on-the-stepsoil-on-canvas24-x-30-inches-610-x-762/a/5285-61665.s

Drunk on Think

i think i need less things
and less thinking

and maybe less thinking
about things..

ya know?

thinking about all time’s
worthless things that
demand further
thinking
..

maybe i need fewer lazy
comfort drinks beggin’
me to drink ’em
..

but when i’m not drinking
i’m thinking about things
that make me wish i
was drinking,

then i just go and drink
cause i’m so tired n’
weak from over
thinking.

image: https://arturo1219.tumblr.com/

image: https://violasong.tumblr.com/post/150593600535/flowers-in-beer-bottle-acrylic-on-canvas

Bubbles in the Stream

soda stream me a
rum n’ choke if
you don’t
mind,

a sip or nine in me,
and i’ll see ya
just fine
..

baby.

now there’s a machine to
b-line you thru any vice
that craves your
pain-

gimme a ring when they’ve
a gadget that dispatches
rats from brain

and picks lice off
the soul,

an old friend wants
to know.

image: http://www.mygnrforum.com/topic/220242-irrational-fears/?page=2

image: https://www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/sodastream-wine-is-a-very-bad-idea-article

Love’s Pale Mirror

you’re dissolving in
plain sight
and..

i’m just helpless
pieces,

evaporating then condensed
again on window’s
surface-

i see you somewhere
in the mist, your blistered
eyes shy n’ shut
as ever..

dry as never.

you set your trap,
i nudge the
lever
..

as mascara streaks
our love’s pale
mirror.

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a lone poem

i feel my most at home,
when i’m at home
and alone
..

in my home, where i already know
that i’m invisible and
know so little
..

once company offered herself
as a carrot chained to
glitzy string

and rationed kindness like i
was fat kid begging
for his pez
..

and frankly, that’s not a very
rosy feelin’ when i know i
could be feelin’ my
most at home
..

all alone.

tho lonesome still rattles
heart’s door open
like a poem.

image: https://www.artmajeur.com/en/koszoadam/artworks/12188084/loneliness

image: https://fineartamerica.com/art/paintings/middle+of+nowhere

Find Me in Your Closet

she sighs and strips me with
eyes rollin’ down the
hallway
..

as i try to vacuum rugs
while decorated only in girl’s
strained satin
nightie,

woefully, i’d failed to do
my own laundry ’cause
lazy paid his
visit
..

and slid his fuzzy
slippers on
,

but in penance, i
returned myself with
nightie to the back
of walk in
closet,

then collapsed in filthy
heap, trace of perfume on
fibers, whispers me
back to broken
sleep
,

stressing every note played
wrong in memory’s
semisweet
song
..

til jolt wakes me,
half asleep
.

image: https://www.racked.com/2018/4/23/17261508/gender-bending-men-dresses

image: https://www.deviantart.com/mexican-jo-cool/art/CxW-Stuck-in-Closet-132164142

Mother’s Gray (Love You Anyway)

mummy, mummy, i know your
son’s a hopeless
dummy

but i’m gigglin’ while breathin’
and nose ain’t even
that runny
..

anymore.

but i’m not like you
knew me before.

not much more to complain or
say to you ‘cept i hope we
dance this awkward
dance

again come next
mother’s day,

it seem i know you more
with each day i grow
more gray.

but who really ever
know us?

i’ll ever hold my love for you
tho pen only bleeds
you these black
roses.

image: https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2019/05/11/what-not-do-during-mothers-day-mass