Thursday, September 21, 2023

 Against the Grey

When the rain 
has passed and
the sky is left only
grey
there is nothing
but the dull hum of transformers in a switchyard 1.5 miles away

nothing new to see here
just to share a beer
with someone
I do not know 
I know I wish it were whiskey
but I am making me strong
no one speaks of the dull drum
of discipline's lungs
breathing and beating
for it is a shadow
and shadows aren't particularly colorful 
after the rain 
even the sunset is grey
cigarettes don't even taste the same
like a suburban lawnmower in an HOA
personality without any taste
no one speaks of the race
only the glory of first place
but the race is what makes men
and I am being made 
by my own will against the 

grey

even tombstones 
spread wealthily 
amongst the green
excite the mind through
the eyes a contrast of colors
to be refined but the grave is on
furlough and our lives the waiting room
skeletons reclined waiting for a phone call
and when work calls
we will answer
I garuntee we will be on time
after the rain
is only a grey sky
same as a green isle
the green in hazel eyes
a patchwork of ancestors'
lives we pride ourselves on 
saints enshrined in stained glass lines
upward blow the pipes to the sky that is 
still 

grey

not a g'damned thing has changed
dull hums in the key of A
a soft protest of the 
season's change
a sharp blow
to the side
of the face
and when 
standing 
be it tall 
a rebellious
church against 
the rocks beaten by 
the seas also soft blows salt
briny foam and every other diadem 
set enthroned at the end of glory cometh 

on the other side of the

grey

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

 This river feels dead

but I know it's not black tree 

line and one owl speaks

the silence and the raptor 

remind me I dont know you

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

 With a Million Stars

Come here my love
understand I want more
most popular culture is
training for whores
I don't judge that
but understand 
I will fill your insides
I'll descend my hands 
to your sides 
back into me
call me daddy
my darkness
I am imbued with
the spirits of my dead friends
I am the new
Hades
and you are my Persephone
ride with me
die with me
your eternal hair
envelopes me

watch me murder Hercules
watch me reach higher than Icarus
watch me bite harder than Cerberus
baby, dream with me and let me fill your dark insides with a million stars.

Monday, September 18, 2023

 Our Preferred Blend

"She is
bad
-I mean in real life."  he said
the honor of her beauty, something 
to defend

draw back your wallet pic, son
you won't be home anytime soon 

habitually a man doesn't draw back
and I never apologize for that 
risks I took - consequences be damned

I always feel 
and am never shook

my brother is in a wilderness 
a place I have been
home would be nice
and so are warm friends
but the brotherhood of oil is thicker than all of 
them

muscle and steel nothing soft in this black land
fuel and blood we build with our hands
our lives shortened and saturated by our preferred nicotine blend

Sunday, September 17, 2023

 
Hope is the Secret Sauce

 Twenty two and half degrees to the left
rain cuts the trees of forest 

push down leaves in darkness
I have to sleep but this is no challenge 

for 
I am the terror
I am the sasquatch 
the lord of this manor of darkness
man never fears the wood
the wood fears the man 
for 
will to kill is more
powerful than an instinct

this shrub is an ode 
to my strength 
not here to kill or
destroy with wanton
only calculated 
and clean
within reason

bravery's reward is
greater than fear's comfort
a man juts out in the wild
like the trees jut out to the expanse 
a bold attempt to touch the stars
don't let up on your hope boy
hope is the secret sauce that makes us men
despondency is a warm blanket to smother your desires' end



Saturday, September 16, 2023

Only Darkness is My Love

 Sick lines
and hot metaphors
I have a few hours
I present them as an offering to an ancient god

a little bit of black ink 
and a little bit of mystery 
mixing in the bloodstream 
isn't it invigorating?
my love
my lady
the night that you bring me 
is darker than shadows on a white page all my ink spilled will ever be 

black, cloud covered night, rain thrashing trees
my heart is contented and over joyed with thee

it's you

 and your dark hair, eyes and breast-peaks
that 

enthrall 
me.

Friday, September 15, 2023

Die Like Moses

 A transformer sings electricity 
behind me, it's something you cannot see

only the work from steam 
to tea
only steel and the roar-thrum of turbine
passing by a thousand times per second

one magnetic line of flux 
throws an electron down an isophase
through space time at a frequency 
that cannot be denied 

High voltage electricity is like God
If you were to see that which keeps you alive
Like Moses, you too would surley die.

Thursday, September 14, 2023

 The Vision That Fills My Soul

Cicadas are a dog whistle to the end of summer
a bold whisper against the cool breeze and clear autumnal sky
laundry waving on a line

pencil in my life - sketch or an outline
of time passing by
like a speeding Amtrak

click clack against the rails, my heartbeat
the engine's thrum, my rushing blood

I wouldn't stop until I see that smile in front of the sun, cheeks turned up making your eyes tight and teeth like soldiers at bold attention, proclaiming thier victory.

we
dream
until colored
leaves filter sun 
and alchemize her fingers
gold and that is
the vision that
fills my
soul

Monday, September 4, 2023

Hotter, Coarser, Blood

 Couldn't move past you
fast enough
Couldn't get over your seductive words
in time

I took a drive 
and realized 
you sold me the dream
and it's still alive 

and I am vivified 
hotter, coarser, blood there cannot be
my mind is lapping the intensity