Black Holes Are Where We Find Them

What if your life was at the bottom of that dude’s cooler? Your eternity, that bit of liquid there, You see it, rolling around the Styrofoam seams Lost, wandering, this way and that way Until it dries up, or the dog licks it In hopes of something better. You, YOUR life and dreams, What then? […]

My IED

Should I love my IED That goes off so suddenly Not hidden underneath, But for all to openly see? It’s a love-pain in reverse, Seldom often under earth, Hidden horrors underneath, When strangers plant IEDs. The victims are living canvases At the hands of angry “terrorists” Whose bleeding bleeds through The paining of others, But […]

Kids Are Not Meant To Be Puzzles: Tales From the Brig

[Reflections from the Brig[1]: Kids Are Not Meant to Be Puzzles] “Is that one over there peeking out?” I say, waving to a gunner. The dirt just under the toenail smiles at me. Or is that a frown? Silly me, I think, I am looking at things the wrong side up. These, though, are independent […]

Please Dispose of White Trash Properly

Hey, I was once white trash, Always stricken for some cash; Didn’t bathe or comb my matts; Because I was told I was a stupid jackass. So I dropped out of school, you see; No junior or senior prom for me; No loving teen girls, When I should’ve loved teen girls; Failure was my destiny, […]

Coming Fast or Slow

I thought he’d come for me, uh huh, Come fast you see But Ebola too slow, and that may be good, uh huh No Ebola No blast of vomit kissing my virgin eyeball, oh yuk No lost chunks on my door knob tempting sticky fingers, you see and flickering tongues, uh nah, It’s the wrong […]