Month: June 2016

God he’d be SO fat by now!

…but I wanted him
to get fat….
I wanted him
to try the blues
one more time,
to do a country-rock
album…
some shitty
solo
project.
I wanted him
to re-embrace
the poet
within.
I just wanted
that he not die,
not snuff-out
that light
singing
from inside
his darkness.
I would love him
fat…
bloated,
and
still giving.

$300 kicks

Most often
We have no choice
but to follow
the rules
of an authority
(whether at gun-point
or threat of penalty).
We do,
however,
have the choice
to ignore
the will of the crowd
of which we are part.
I don’t dislike
the staid conformity
of the suit-and-tie;
it is the expression
of authority
on your choice…
but this trendy
dishevelment
annoys me.
It is proof
that you
have chosen
to follow
all
on
your
own.