Tagged: personal

on the days when you

on the days when you
take time off, you say that
work is a rumor,
you cut up
the day into bite-sized,
manageable chunks,
then wait leisurely
for a sign to begin
.
20100617:2317
y

what it comes down to is

what it comes down to is
the time i spent not
sleeping is in preparation
for a time when i can
sleep like a child again
.
20090501:0104
y

there is nothing that sleeps

there is nothing that sleeps
like gentrification – you can
unknowingly carry it around
for years before moving out
.
20090414:0011
y

we were instructed to place only 3

we were instructed to place only 3
potatoes in each bag, regardless of
color, weight, and the 30-day interim
.
20090413:2317
y

between 42nd and 72nd

between 42nd and 72nd
the 3-train shifts into
FTL, banners blazing full
onto the dull faces
of its straphangers
.
20090406:2246
y

20090330

what a strange fugue
resting
on the corner of scholes
and bushwick – one ghetto
ice cream truck chime
melting
into another
.
20090330:2224

glenn reads the notes to me
outloud, of course,
knowing that i have no ear
for brahms
otherwise
.
20090330:2257
y

20090311

following this
morning’s yellow
crash, your
explosion, shards
of mental hemorrhage
.
20090311:2347

something is rotting
here, you know it, i know it,
i smile because i have to
.
20090312:0002
y

20090223:2335

(for a & r)

there is not enough room
for the undocumented
north of this jagged border
not on land, and under no
circumstances may there be
a deliverance in the obits
.
20090223:2335
y

20090221

20090218-20

ten thousand hours
the index to life’s success
searching, unsearching
.
20090218:2349

we linger over
cleverly folded
memories –
origami shelves
.
20090219:0129

not here –
maybe somewhere
a little more
asian – sizing up
chinese bistros
in times square
.
20090219:0139

water heater on the
fritz, morning ritual
broken, two lines of
lather lengthen –
an uncivil chill
.
20090219:2258

4 sombreros
3 guitars
2 voices and a standing
bass – stringing together
the train cars with one
aching solitude
.
20090220:0855
y