Archive for May, 2013

May 31, 2013

Dinner with the Beardos

Further proof that nothing is beneath me.
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New column up at Artillery: Tottenham Corner.
Pass the salt… http://artillerymag.com/tottenham-corner-3/

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May 29, 2013

Earth

In the latest issue of Gesture magazine:

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How dark and wide and wet it was:
pungent in the morning, with steam rising from it.
I held my nose over it, breathed in deeply
and gagged.

A hole, deeper than my love,
awaited you. A shallow hole,
nonetheless.

http://www.thegorillapress.com/gesture

May 25, 2013

Something

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I have spent my entire life 
preparing to do something 
that I am never going to do.  
I thought that accumulating 
all this learning and experience 
might result in something: a body of work…
or a body. While neglecting to take into account
that I might actually have to do something to achieve that end.

 
May 21, 2013

Perfect Summer Reading

An Acquired Taste that’s for Everybody

These two works of fine poetic literature available from Amazon, among other places:

THE INERTIA VARIATIONS

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The fruit of many fruitless years. 126 eight-line poems on the subject of work-avoidance, failure and indolence:
http://www.amazon.com/Inertia-Variations-Updated-2010/dp/0971997799/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1369175413&sr=1-1&keywords=inertia+variations

ANTIEPITHALAMIA & OTHER POEMS OF REGRET AND RESENTMENT

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A sequence of mean-spirited love poems with particular respect paid to the institution of marriage. Dispiriting observations, felicitously expressed. A tonic to those of us who are not blissfully content in work and love.
http://www.amazon.com/Antiepithalamia-Regret-Resentment-Success-Failure/dp/0985508523/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1369176426&sr=1-1&keywords=antiepithalamia


May 16, 2013

Disappearing

This story up at The Weeklings:

In Loving Memory of Clifton’s Cafeteria, 1931-2011

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May 16, 2013

by strange coincidence

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slightly troubling

May 13, 2013

A Richer Victory

 

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Broke, bitter and alone.
What more could I ask for?
I have failed, at last,
beyond my wildest expectations.
I don’t understand
why I’m still not satisfied.

May 5, 2013

Patronage of Negation

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I am constantly confronted by other people’s works
that I could have created myself.
And I am constantly disappointed by them.
Sadly, I have to recognize them
for what they are: inferior versions
of what I could have done
if I’d been insecure enough in my abilities
to do anything.

May 2, 2013

Undeliverance

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Whenever I have such a useless day as this,
which seems to happen often,
I break it down, hour by wasted hour.
I work hard to locate the source of the problem,
and, if possible, blame it on somebody else.