from Your Last Illusion or Break Up Sonnets

 

6

you say don't worry as you fidget
eyes glazed, inward focus
am accustomed now to waking and crying
one messy bed lies
can enjoy this for a while
meet me on E. 7th between C &D
"consider this a formal introduction"
to standard ease and sleepy podiums
bright green weather waits deeper into
shiny mind and dark blue books
still this is a concept worth savoring
what a mess
seriously the group drowns the individual
"I don't believe in the individual" she said

 

12

so you left, you bastard, so what?
I'm ready to include the world
through with internal wars
weather's clear
and lies are angels in the snow
best be off and running babe
one messy satellite still hovers
you are the one and only blinking muscle
God's a shiny fuck
step on your own toes to keep someone
else from beating you to it
the bathtub isn't long enough for four
don't dream now float
it's the best with Sunday morning peaches

 

 

from Silent Pictures Recognize the World

 

2

doll in a suitcase
browns and
dull greens
asphalt gray
stuffed bunny
on its head
doll eyes
wide open

 

5

Uma Thurman's
bright yellow
Kill Bill sweat suit
between my legs
hers and mine spread
in fencing stance
her blade
ny shutter poised
plastic monsters
super heroes
glamour dolls
pop and hover

 

6

sad eyes
sit on a young
girl's face
arms reaching
up for the
top of a van
brown suede
slightly country
western skirt
and matching vest
mirrors her
hanging beside her
a shadow version
of her bright
pink

 

8

sci-fi
day-glo
fluorescent
underground lights
bleed and vibrate
above tracks
below sidewalks
we glide
on subterranean lakes

 

9

Brooklyn Super Hero Shop
shelves filled
with cans
labeled:
atmosphere
invisibility
anti-gravity
chaos

 

10

chess pieces
on top of chess pieces
boards hanging
light then
dark squares
layered red brick
encased windows
wine red awning
sign below:
for rent
fire escape collaged
air-conditioners sit
alternating shapes

 

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