Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Saturday, July 3, 2010

licking river sand

machete dropping on the flat spot
in the sand where my fingers
caper and dodge that well-meaning

Sunday, April 25, 2010


do you get to tell school what you want to learn that day?

Monday, March 22, 2010

ball drive

after leaving the other

boys each trying to

out-non-pussy the other

some nights to bring

sleep  i’d lie designing

my warrior robot.

only another robot designed specifically to do battle with my robot alone would have any chance of disabling it

a ball drive was caught

in the heart of my design

bringing such fractal

maelstroms of technical difficulties

that my mind put itself to sleep

rather than

like a mandelbrot set wih pinball flippers

Ball Drive Actuator

The Motion 85257/85258 Ball Drive Actuator is designed for those applications requiring high stroke speeds where Loads are low.



i lie

designing my battlebot

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


it’s still too messy

Sunday, November 29, 2009

the werewolf's pecker

anybody could see that it barely cleared fur
you would think such a brute

the werewolf's pecker

Friday, October 16, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


a song about bold strokes
on a giant canvas
by an unknown
master of it

eastern red cedar

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they gather where the seeds were shit
by cedar waxwings,  and others
a bushhog is a mere inconvenience
caring for one will kill it
they live at the margins
of where work has been done
leaning with iced over branches

Thursday, August 27, 2009

connection in the rattle

Definitely voices.
Voices like baseball radio on a boat going by.
More than one voice, but you can't tell them apart.
Describing something you can hear happening where they are.
Stuttering, monotonous, vaguely excited with storm static.
Far off dogs, treed, gusting wind, fire cracking.
Whiporwill songs from the waterfall. 
The truck running cold.
Signals fresh off the sparking black roof of the earth.

tiny bubbles

fer george

the panic of running out,
the good stuff, the good
stuff running out, flash
flood, fast falling flow, flown,
fled, flying forth forever
into forgotten. this
will be like that, now,
like that, like that time,
time that quietly moved
and spread out its hands
across the face of that
round eager urge knowing
only that it knew, then,
only then it knew.

or, he said, write a goddam poem,
said he, who said write it, who
spoke of doom and brute dying,
wasted grieving, who grieved,
who waited drunk at the edge,
with me, the echoes rushing