Friday, September 30, 2011


Republican Talking Points

Stupid strew
lectures and TV,

heedless of con-
text or query.

Clever bend to
al barbarities.


Thursday, September 29, 2011


Bat Masterson Expects Tourists

My three teams won huge
games last night. Trifecta!
Payoff emotional yet--no

gambling. Best left to pros.
My rare attempts show not

heedful scheme, but ham-
my plunge. Thus do poker

players know me.
They wait icily
for ill cues.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011



Exiting Shibaraku, he
pronounces: “Eastern.”

The Master Builder, she:
“Western.” So that seals it.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Topographic Boundaries

The actress cursed on
her prosaic errands for
not marrying a fellow

in a fiction. Many fold il-
lusion into drudging life.

Well, all do at one
or another time. It

doesn't define insanity.
It defines nothing.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

-This toxic atmosphere where all fear losing their jobs?
Well I’m speaking up about it!

-You’ll get fired.

-Then you’ll get my job in addition to yours. Crushing burden.

-Yeah, but insurance policy.

-I will eventually prove in court that it’s a concerted policy
of management to promote unreasoned fear. Thus, too,
enabling the place to crawl with Quizlings.

-All in collusion with Congress?

-Just the Republicans.

-Ah yes , the official party of this corporation as we’re
reminded in the most subtle way by the pre-election letter
adjuring us merely to vote. Then glossing the important
issues with a subtext going the unspeakably evil way
of the nutcase right.

-I’m taking this to Supreme Court, if necessary!

-Where the insane righties will desire language from the
majority to equal that of the thundering left, but the
reactionaries just lapse into tut tut mode. “For all the
plaintiff's remonstrations, the matter remains to be
resolved by internal governance of the corporation only.
And by its goodwill so long fostered among the employees.
Next case?”

-Well, I’m starting, despite your defeated cynicism!

-You’ll stop. They always do. exception this time.

Email to a vice president follows: “We shd talk.
Flow probs.” Flow being a code word.

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Room and Exigency Round

-Think about it.

-No! Life is too short to mince another of your halfass theories!

-Oh? How much left?

-You and I, about twenty years give or take.
The guy peering up from his American Beauty Roses
as fiery ball approaches...?

-Milisecond or so.

-God bless!

-Will his life flash before his eyes?

-Old wives’ tale, but he’ll get to glimpse the
time-space warp in closeup.

-It’s all warps. Think about it!

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Saturday, September 24, 2011


Man, Ever Questioning

-Where do all the little bugs go at night?

-Search me!

-Never mind.


Friday, September 23, 2011


Miss_______’s Academy

-I can’t have a female teacher around every time he
speaks with a student.

-Hovering not a pretty picture.

-No indeed. And the wrong message to independent girls
being taught to handle things.

-Just a harmless old flirt, really! The quick
breast-bloomers in his class tizzied him up!

-Well, I must act.

-The last investigation here brought medieval consequences!

-Nothing that extreme.

-Hope not. Just an affectionate uncle, really.

-Now. I’ll speak to him.

-He’ll be hurt.

-And in a particular way. Male.


Thursday, September 22, 2011


Health Is Wealth

Oh yeah? How about
megas more? JD

Rockefeller alleged to say
he’d give mil for young
strapper’s easy stomach.

W/Inflation be 50, 60?
At any rate, trump

deal bilious slick-
ster ever swung!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011


With a Certain Senator

-Unemployment is brutal!

-A problem for the states. Not one size fits all.

-And we know in which you’ll go naked and starve!

-You overstate. Your kind always does.
The churches will step in.


-Perhaps you’re correct. We must amend The Constitution to establish our religion. It would take charge in the areas of social nuisance.

-Then must one profess Christ to cadge a piece of bread?

-It’s what Christians do.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011


-And all their homes destroyed by the marauding poor?

-Who, when they took over, tired of rule quickly.
Counterrevolution following, and then a purer revolution
countering the etc. And then, etc etc. With, somewhere
in there, nuclear weapons entering the mix.

-And that monstrous, rambling shell?

-Congress, where dwelt the wealthy’s spear carriers.

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Monday, September 19, 2011


Girls Kissing Each Other

Unreal on reality show
though seemingly deep.

Raging Evangelicals format
Their Bible to reverse such

awful sex, and weapon-
ize The Constitution thus
staunching resonant license.

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Sunday, September 18, 2011


Scientific Question

When Jill and Jason
dream each other in
their separate rooms,

does sexual quanta boom
a milli-millisecond
midst the fractured race?

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Saturday, September 17, 2011


Find the Nation

of biting proverbs,
and marry

into another.
Abundant life

critical passes.

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Friday, September 16, 2011



Anxiety floats,
Worry targets. Both

waste, though
defining in part.
Reaper notes

but dallies
until "Just

enough of all
of that!"

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Thursday, September 15, 2011


Law and Custom

A pink-steaming mess
emerges from the shower
to chase a chambermaid.

She kvetches,
sending him
to stir, but Pros-

ecutor reasons how her
tale too shifting.

Back home, others await
with female complaints

along the same line.
Cops sigh

He said She said

as Ladies thirst for justice

less of it

to pickle tradition-
al style.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011


All the Rage

At one of their protests or prayer meetings,
we'll hustle him away. Then the De-programming!

So expensive!

Don’t you want your son back?

What does he say when he calls?

He doesn’t. He stopped!

And won’t even text us back about anything!
One of us could die! And he...!

A latter stage. They go from mild contempt to...hatred.

Is this the worst cult?

Among them, though many feel the worst. Well, we start!
Further questions, browse Q & A on the website.

Exits, with check

Oh my God what did we ever do...?

to make our son a Republican?

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Forms of Violence

Football game or
political debate?

Choose former but
switch during lank
periods or unending

commercials. Players
on the field move with
smashing precision,

mouthing off after some
tawdry athletic trick
or other. Those fixed

mouth off continuously
as to feebleness of

opponent present,
and president not,

while casting raw
moral strength.

We like all this,
the violence.

Why the multiplex runs
the detonating thriller
on many screens,

the achingly sensitive
coming of age in rural
wherever, hardly one.

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Monday, September 12, 2011


The Free Market

looks to approach
divine art. So

crooks baked in
render the pie
necessarily tart?

One can’t live on


Sunday, September 11, 2011


Dream Accomplished

"Next slide, please," asked
God. And all the business
types were ravished.

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Saturday, September 10, 2011


The Dawn of Knowledge

An overwhelming stench
permeated my tent

as the beast eased by
to enter the faculty digs.
Last night our professors

argued that a) Victim
was eaten alive, versus
b) Victim was killed first.


Friday, September 09, 2011


The Prosecutor, A & Q

-I could make a Rico case against Republicans.
With the Democrats, too much aimlessness
of purpose, incoherence, and incompetence.

-A shame! Didn't they practically invent
the process with Tammany Hall?

-Well they've been vastly vastly outperformed.

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Thursday, September 08, 2011

Republican Debate

The same flat, stale, and unprofitable
(but to the golden vile) ideas. Repeat-
ing them here would weary a saint.

At any rate, Each wrought
“debater” anxiously burns

to shoot forth a brand,
however zany, but

their numbers militate against such.
Any question serves like shaking

a bottle of soda. Distant talking points
foam over. These, too, at bottom, never
worked and never will. But the essence

of politics is pretending
they will and always have.
The experts later parsing

can’t bring themselves to say it's
all of it a base and joyless farce,

turning mountebank
in lending it credence.


Wednesday, September 07, 2011


Arrangement in Green

Be prepared to accept even more.

I'm continuously grateful.

That process is made up of continuously putting
you money where your mouth is.

My mouth IS money.

Who says you can’t invent a perpetual motion machine?

Not I, said the little snug hen! But what of the problem
of governing the rest?

A scrim.

Behind which...?

We take the cannoli.

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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

“It's Me in My Little Chevrolet”

Some don't gray, but age orange, rather. My opponent.

And not a Chevvie but a little one-seater tricked up in a machine shop. Like a clown's car. Orange, as he.

Features a tinny two-note horn which he blows continuously.

Researchers dig into his past, though I swear I’d never campaign on anything like that.

Anyway, they find nothing. He lives with Mother
and shuns women. And men.

I stress the issues, compromising with my advisers in that I
fashion them as simply as possible.

He drives his mini car in commercials, breaking up meetings
of villainous politicians who flee. Most slovenly absconder resembles yours truly.

They give that little horn to kids and you can’t shop
anywhere without hearing it.

On election night everyone announces too close to call. I wait for a dead moment to ask Ringo Skelly, my oldest pro, even then running numbers. “We're cooked," he announces.

"Oh well," I sigh, "you never know what makes
a good governor."

"I always do. And that sub-moron doesn't qualify. Sock puppet for the greasiest crooks over there."

I lose by a point, and some months after, with the chairman pounding for order, in putts he down the central aisle of
their national convention, cross-lit by spotlights.

Reporters envelop him and the tiny car, both florescent
orange in the brilliance.

Moira Dill of Fox proclaims "O I just LOVE you!"


Monday, September 05, 2011



“My sympathies, Mr Mayor! Whole Three Corners area hardly there anymore. Never saw such destruction! All the TVs here are showing it as we speak. Now, unfortunately, emergency fund tapped out. Other communities had lobbyists here before the storm hit. My brother-in-law in that business.
No better or worse, but gets my ear more often.”


Sunday, September 04, 2011


Boy Scout “Oath” On a Modern Note

On my honor I’ll do my best
to smoke cigars and cigarettes,

to curse and swear and all the rest,
and go downtown to see May West.

Kicker is May West. So
much sexier than board

broads in media presently!
Add wit also, as opposed
to laconic nose-picking.

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Saturday, September 03, 2011


The Breakfast Cook

catapults from low
apartments at 4AM.

They tick away darkly even
as the Harley's roar subsides.

What does he think, bent o-
ver the headlight? That he

despises the manager,
a self-proclaimed wit?

One day he arrives,
not, save at a thick

tree, and the hated being
shapes his ingenuity to flip

the popping eggs and steaming
pancakes on the grill. Next day
the agency sends an equal.

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Friday, September 02, 2011


-Does your father still recognize you?

-Sometimes the kid me, the nickname.

-That’s you too, right?

-Not after business dipped me into so many vats of shit!


Thursday, September 01, 2011

Two Floridians Discuss Their Reactionary Radio

-How much is genuine?

-Just a vicious ten percent. Rest is method acting.

-Will they achieve their Shining City on the Hill?

-It's there, but lights dimmed as they bus out José and Abe.

-Not to mention Ebonies, swishes, and Democrats.
Do you suppose there's overlap?

-Miscegenation! Anyway, Purity is in sight!


-Pencil and paper! They got Crays.

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