Luck of the Draw

Addicts talkin smack…. Everywhere in this city….the smells of herb….blunts burning….kids will be kids…. Speedballs….k2…..poppers…..meth….scripts too….everything must go…..passing the savings onto you….. Skinny….strung-out…..talkin’…. mumbling…..yelling at the invisible behind corners….back alleys….the men’s room at Tompkins Square…Union Square….gotta dollar? She said my poetry was dark…..well…..it’s gettin’ pretty dark out here…..observe and report…..observe and report….that’s all a poet […]

Truth Tables

So you have two ex-wives….right..?…. yes…..yes….two….both….yes two….. Why?….why two…..why any…. I write….no money….nothin’…..well…. So….marriage has a financial….. Yes…..yes…..no money…..no wife….comprende….. Women are…..wives are money driven?…. (pause)……… (longer pause)…….(a Pinter pause)…… Well…. did I mention I have two ex-wives….. I brought that-up…. Yes…..yes you did…..I’m a writer…..I don’t have any money….. And that’s the failure of […]

#146

In trying to go backwards…..nothing’s  accomplished….. And what? is there a gain in reaching across enemies lines?….a negotiation on what basis? you get yours and mine is….. Just sit there…..best bet….safest play….soon it’ll all be done…..nice and tidy like….. You’ll see…..

Gifts of Peace

Easter is done….back to hating one another…..judgements made….words said in anger….actions persist….. Back to the bombings….war in Syria….Pakistani parks….women and children first…. And refuge is sought at borders now closed….doors shut to thousands…..walls…..walls….walls…mortered with tongues….bricks applied soon…. Comforts tossed aside…. luxuries…..nothing counted-on….only the keep-on keeping- on of the poor….the sick….the hungry…. May there be a […]

Chelsea Mornin’

Joni sang of Chelsea mornin’s….an easiness….a loveliness about a neighborhood….a feeling of freedom….. times change… Ma and Pa diners few and far between Chipotle’s and McDonald’s….Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts….7-11’s selling a pizza that can only be described as …..economic….. Gone is punk rock….individuality….taste….. Chelsea is now homogenized….even the porn shops are clean….Suburbanites…..as in Chicago….Boston….D.C…. Philly…..they […]

Greeley Square

No calls coming-in….nothing going-out….communications were cut long ago…..no treaties signed….perhaps a stalemate….. The sun blings brightly….making way through … Source: Greeley Square

The Stars Aligned

There’s tension in this city…. this country…this world……Old hat? perhaps…it’s always been there….now it  feels uglier…..less palatable….. A mistrust between races has reached the summit…an eruption coming…..Lava  spilled in Baltimore……Cleveland…..Florida….New York…..St. Louis….good luck putting the fire out…..this burn is not controlled….. Political practices pitting whites against…..well….everybody whose not white…..blacks against……well….everybody whose not black…..Mexicans…..Hondurans..Dominicans…..Jews against Islam…..hell…..everybody […]

Am I?

The mag on the table was titled HEP: a hepatitis rag with hep c survivor Pamela Anderson adorning the cover…..blown-up boobs and a botox bill….God I’m in love…. Junkies in the corner dozed in and out of a methadone state of mind…not much there….gone….gone….gone… I remember when she was CJ Goddamn it, Golden said, Yeah….she’s […]

Goodbye Western Canon

Followers…..views… visitors….blogging….bloggers..long-gone are wordsmiths…poetics loom somewhere in the night….go out and find them…. Too many at home…..telling tales of branding and marketing and how to stay on top and get the most out of your website and….Oh fuck me….. It is the craft at stake…..the art of language….. the discipline involved…To awaken and write….and keep […]

Waiting to Boil

An escalator doesn’t work…. Electrical outlets produce no power….nothing….nadda…..zip… Bedbugs taking over a city that at one time was a mecca….now simply moronic…. The N train’s not running…. Number 7 is behind schedule…. A slasher (s) on the loose…. Once a fearless town…now always asking….when? which? Penn or Grand Central?…..Empire….or Trump?…. Police garding synagogues on […]