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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Better than him ... they explain

Last week I went to the VA hospitial for my annual. The place creeps me out but I go because it is a reminder of why War is Not the Answer. It always stimulates me to write and yesterday was no exception. One example that came to me as remember the Bob Dylan lines perverted,

You're better than him
You were born
(or was it white skin, I can't tell the differnce anymore)
they explain

A Granary Full Empty

I didn’t see his Cadillac
Didn’t have to
The smug grille was stamped in his eyes
The massive doors covered his ears
He sat on his chair like Captain DeVille
I wondered why he didn’t speak
But to us he had nothing to say

Two diamond rings
One on the left and one on the right
A five hundred dollar cowboy hat on his head
and Black boots that a Baptist preacher would wear
I wondered why he didn’t speak
But to us he had nothing to say

His mother was getting free care at the VA
Her hair was a signalman’s tangle
Her escort was broken and gray

But to us he had nothing to say
Because each of us in our own little way
Had already paid for
What his money could not buy him

Friday, January 27, 2006

A Right Justified Hand Job

Pornography Politics

The latest gotta have
A Jack Abram Off pill bottle dildo
It’s got yur screw off head
When you rub it and say CASINO
A white sticky liquid
Squirts into your hand
It’s for greasing the palms
That do youse right
It's half-on right now
With a Bush guarantee
To keep your name a secret
and a Senator in your pocket

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

CCTT (Tease) IngenuiTies

"The special theory of relativity owes its origins to Maxwell's equations of the electromagnetic field" — Albert Einstein

When scientists write poetry they often end up in the wrong place. One of Einsteins heros wrote them. Finally they all had to resort to mathematics to clarify their thoughts about what they were trying to say. So, I started with T & T' and got to this, which is to say, the line count got to 72 quite of its own accord.

There is lots of drivel about the number 72 but the finance Rule of 72 seems to have a crass appopriateness here, i.e. there is more.

Hangin' out with TT

This is about Ts
Alone in lower case
without the tail
A t could have been
Oh what might have been
a western religious symbol
But X out those possibilities
there is a tail
and the mention of TT-poon
don’t go there
This has to be about the pair
hereafter known as TT
(can you say “tease”)
TT became
more than
fore thoughts in golf
Devices used to drive
balls long and straight off of
put in your pocket
poke in the ground
leave your mark
beyond the bored room
herbal TT
and all similar insanities
We’re talkin’ Mantees
not femininities
Like testes they
hang out together
Sometimes disabused
unlike sons-in-law
it is not Teestotaler—
one who adds up TT
instead of improprieties
a big teaser
at the beginning and the end
disparities has some similarities
to sound out
Starting geographically
at the river Tees
where the longitude is zero
Greenwich. Just one of the
among English
language ambiguities
Letters are not just characters
to set upon the page
to take away anonymities
In a word
don’t forget tease realities
the dependency on y
to sound like ee
the avoweled affinities
c & d, or g & p
not to mention
the co-dependencies
that v or z have
on the sound of e
when it is really y
that makes their names
come out loud and clear
but c is trying
to tell us how it too
has a special place
with t and TT
but if listen closed-ly
the final buzz comes
when we listen
for CC or TT parities
the z comes through
and with it
easy finalities.

Monday, January 16, 2006

I had a nightmare on the day we celebrate dreams

Every year we honor Martin, and we hear again his stirring speech, "I have a Dream." But in many ways, that speech is among the least challenging of his charges to us, however hard and unfulfilled it remains. He dreamed other dreams, of the end of exploitative materialism and relentless militarism, of an America devoted to social justice and creative non-violence, which our mainstream media do not dare repeat over and over again.

Temple of Tryouth

The cathedral of UCMJ
Five sides of irrationality
Mathematically nonrepeating
Lead bullets transmuted
Everlastingly to “golden ratio”
Hypocrisy written in innocent
Martin Luther King orgastic
Passion of Peace reviews
Cast in stone for death
Destitution and dollars
Victory for colons: fowl
Sheep and Grimm’s golden
Schopenhauer tail wagging
Dogs of Drama
Protecting our substitutes
Coach’s X & O poetry
Play books glorify the white lies
Written on Sunday glory
Marches to Super Bowl XL
40 years of practice
For a ritual game of shame

Simpler Lines for Simpler Minds

The modern election is a sham.
One party with two first names
Serves the master money man
Who doesn’t really give a damn.
Freedoms are just fantasy games.

Votes are just for show.
The election was stolen fair
And square. In ain’t like we did not know
Money is king and wages are low, so
“Keep us safe,” your only prayer.

Don’t need no Bill of Rights
Happiness is a new police state.
Give me God and Silent Night’s
Promise of radiant search lights.
No need to grieve or pontificate

Cheer for the red state towns
Sold out to the Wal-mart boyz.
Loyal objects for proper nouns
Seeking favor the simple clowns
Take for gospel, all patriotic ploys.

My soul’s been bought and paid with greed.
Ronald Reagan said it best:
“Grow your debt, that’s our creed.
The rich must get richer, yes indeed,
We’ll let inflation do the rest.”

Everybody knows we’re the greatest
Don’t ask questions, don’t miss the boat
Faith in god makes our conquest
For Mideast oil, a religious test
To keep our economy afloat,

It takes oil to run our war machines.
Business tells me what to say—
Trust the NRA, not the greens.
I can’t tell you what that means,
But it’s them or us, so bombs away.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006


When i wrote this poem way back when and put it in the Paris Chapbook, little did I know that Paul was just carrying on an, ahem, family tradition. Well for those who didn't see it here first . . .

First Century Psych Out

St. Paul’s
sunlight trauma—
Dropped some acid. Saw faces.
Messiah cult tripper religious

David-wannabe cum
Crack Pharisee called Sadducees
“Bad Guys.”

Not cool.
High priest guy got
Herod court justice rule:
“Hang the rebel.” One more traitor,
bumped off.

tall behind Paul
pagan god-head mystic
saving story. “Osiris does

preacher hero
ripped myth raising story—
Faith based Roman best seller. Aye.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Work is Shit , War is Work ergo War is Shit

Independent Online Edition > Europe:

"The German Anarchist Pogo Party (APPD), whose defiant proclamation that 'Arbeit ist Scheisse' ('Work is shit') contrasts sharply with Angela Merkel's vows to reduce unemployment and Gerhard Schr?der's labour market reform programme, launched its campaign video on Monday for the 18 September election.


No way out now

on behalf of peace and justice

The curse that taints us all
Our common human blood splattered on our faces
Smeared by tears
Sad tears
Mad tears
Irreversible god given road maps of guilt
Written indelibly in Rohrshack pattern
Guides to

unStupid Continuum

Unstupid Continuum

In an online world Unstupid could be a desire
It became a destination
Only a search engine could understand

With a name like Google, most anything
Disinterred from a vanity contest
Most anything can be given life, or death

Once launched, the groaning disk clanks
Bumps over bad translations
Disappears in Answers copied from elsewhere

But today was special,
or was I lucky?

Kurt Schwitters was lurking beyond the grave
Looking for the ghost of rapper past

Having been given the Bird’s Christmas Carol
Too late to be a more than a disentangled how
Lost in the Deutsche sounds of Dadadada

Elesvier, Britannica, Cut and Paste(d) here
An Anna Blume Madd Madd World there
A 2006 YouTube review cut with insanity

Chunked into a collage of humanity
Wiggling before my eyes with MSM tentacles
Moribund but living out a death of innocence

Unbalanced colors float across the screen
Patterns of despair carved in exponential curves
Sounding out intractable calliope warnings

Unwords with imagined meanings appeared
Alphabetically correct and presented as if,
As if there to make spellcheck expendable

1. The World
2. Unstupid
3. Nights
5. Legborders
6. Green Child
7. Wound roses roses bleed
8. Light & Low
9. Cnudgel
11. He She It
12. Simultaneous Poem
13. Repose

And all the rest is history, forgotten, waiting for a resurrection:
14. An Anna Blume
15. Anna Blossom Has Wheels
16. Call It Killing You Off
17. The Bahnhof
18. Execution
19. To Johannes Molzahn
20. Herwarth Walden
21. Portrait of Herwarth Walden
22. Portrait of Nell Walden
23. Portrait of Christof Spengemann
24. Portrait of Rudolf Bliimner
25. Portrait of Rudolf Bauer
26. Mary the Red
27. To Maria
28. On a Drawing by Marc Chagall
29. A Flower Like a Raven
30. Private Gentlemen, Attention Please!
31. Decay's Way
32. Wheelers Dealers
33. Evening
34. Waggling
35. From the Back & from the Front to Start
36. Murder Machine 43
37. Chinese Banalities
38. The Prisoner
39. Workers Song
40. Subway Poem
41. High Fashion Furs
42. Raspberry Bonbons
43. The Meadow
44. The Critic
45. For Franz Marc
46. The Great Ardor of Dada
47. Cigarren
48. Simile
50. Your Most Humble
51. To the Berlin Proletariat!
52. Desire
53. Candle Fat
54. Ice Clocks
55. Village Poem
56. Dumb Poem
57. Wirecircus
58. The Hand
59. Analysis
60. Roses abloom like daisy blossoms
61. Autumn
62. Twelve
63. Poem 25
64. Z A
65. Register
66. Typographic Visual Poem
67. AO Visual Poem
68. A-A Visual Poem
69. S-S Visual Poem
70. Ur Sonata
71. Indecent i-Poem
72. p p p p p p p p p
73. Banalities (1) and (2)
74. From Hannover Merzbau
75. [1 7 10]
76. Ideas for Poems
77. Autumn / The Last Fly
78. Four Bear Songs
79. Tortrtalt
80. Devil in Need
81. For Anne: A Poem to Be Sung as a Round
82. If I Were, When I Was
83. Four Visual Poems:
84. Mai 191, Oon, Difficult, Esir
85. Premonitions
86. When someone once said
87. Small Chinese Poem
88. Flight
89. Perhaps Strange
90. There was a little Kew
91. Imagination
92. Funeral Furnitures at your service
93. She Dolls with Dollies
94. Königsberger Is Like That
95. Dadar
96. I and You
97. [Frohe Tage]
98. And in the night
99. She is my fairy queen
100. Count Sardinowhocount
101. [To avoid]
102. London Onion
103. Opinion
104. One day
105. Far away from
106. At first men were limited
107. The Prisoner
108. A fishbone fish a fefishbone
109. Pin
110. Die Gazelle zittert / The gazelle trembles

And with that, the end, almost before it began with no warning whatsoever. Unstoppable.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

1-900-poetics/ when good words go bad

Writer's Block

building a ladder to my literature
from Let Me Write Words Of Desire Across Your Plane
hotinbuffalo.poetry.blog (Dec 19, 2005 ff.)

carefully crafted come-ons
1-900-amI-HOTT masquerade
Words of Amherst fantasy
projected lust prayers
left unconsummated
Afraid to test cyclic rhythms
like couplets of slant rhyme

- 2 -
A Dickinsonian
hyper hyphen holding
her humming helpless—
line breaks taken
to places she never goes

- 3 -
on s mono portic
self manipulated acrostic
Originating with imagination
Rising to a climax
Giving pleasure
My muse

- 4 -
Used an itinerant s impersonating a
to disrupt the word sound humming
bumped fingers right
rippling through to poetic redoing
Pull out that r
Slip in the e that lies silent in blue
Give back its music melody
Expose u hiding behind bl
That bl constraining the writer’s title ending
Take away the two letter blending
Let the beginning become a wordy mouthful
u can c 2 yourself
when bl is blown away
and the acrostic suggestion repeats
the vowels in ink and uru
on r mono poetic word foreplay
Marvel Universe re-writing

Oh power comic concubine
Denizen of the NYC fringe snow belt
Come with me
To the haunts of Dr Strange
ad hominem degenerate
Satyr depictor
Tempt him with your erotic ruse
before pornography returns
and bares its bestial avatar in the cosmic comment village

blue block blown
nock down queue
While you lie with words
eye push the buttons
only a mouse click away—
scrolling toward a little death la Boheme
this Christmas night