Their Fingers on Your Temples

Their Fingers on Your Temples

Relaxation is a fine thing to have
their fingers on your temples
therapeutic
moving in circles, slowly,
from the outside
in
like homicide detectives
sometimes do
carefully constructing an interview
in ringlets
toward a crime years ago
that came and went
like a summer day

An Eruption of Imbeciles

An Eruption of Imbeciles

That garden
an eruption of imbeciles
she wished the exterminator
had included
in his estimate
but no
only cockroaches and termites
no infiltration of cunning
organic molecules in disguise
little growths that feed the brain
enlarge its ugly parts
then pass and hide in sludge
while the neighbor
helpful, meaning well,
offers cheery new ideas.

May I See It Please

MAY I SEE IT PLEASE

That right ventricle
may I see it please
also
your sigmoid colon
it says here that on your
sister’s side there was
a son
a harness racer of some success

Kindly share with us
a little history,
an image of him, perhaps
in the library
reclining
between the track
and sleep

By Radio Waves

BY RADIO WAVES 25 JANUARY 2020

why not be this depressed
by radio waves
bulging past the planets,
evading spacecraft, asteroids,
materializing
upon re-entry
into messages
only gifted ones have heard

the signals decay for most
but still…

it is clear now what
our gods will want from us

 

Hate Will Do

HATE WILL DO 09 FEB 2020

if I can’t have love
hate will do,
its dirty socks
unbrushed teeth
are good enough words
benchmarks, self-acclaim
forever Halloween.
read my cratered cheeks
they give your smooth ones
a better place for kisses

Cowlicked upon the Stage

COWLICKED UPON THE STAGE

02 FEBRUARY 2020

resplendent in variorum
cowlicked upon the stage
travels one carload after
another speeding by at night
bows and claps completed
finished for the week
leaving no trail of outrage
or dissent, no color, height,
odor of skin
flash of sword
to thrill us another day or two
no stamp of disapproval
misspoken lines
nor bad reviews
can precede them
in their place
wherever it is they go