Saturday, March 31, 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

YESTERDAY'S BAD NEWS




I'm am yesterday's bad news
today's misdemeanor
and tomorrow's probable cause
probably


"If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars."

J. Paul Getty (1892-1976)




Thursday, March 29, 2012

I WOULD LIKE TO THINK

I would like to think
my feet don't stink.

but it's a sad fact,
as she scratches my back,

I'm not ready for prime time
'til she tattoos my behind

and lets in some sunshine,
and sprinkles on some fine wine.


"I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them."

Ian L. Fleming (1908-1964)







Wednesday, March 28, 2012

IT WASN'T THE MUSTARD GAS




"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."

Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)


alright, we're in the shower,
or in the bath,
all wet and soupy,
and death picks that particular time
to come calling.

now, will death sit there,
on the pot,
waiting of us 
to rinse off the soup,
dry off,
comb our hair
while death just sits there
on the pot
quietly waiting?

I think not!
no, death will grab us,
wet and soupy,
and hustle us off
to our great reward,
wherever the hell
that night be!

have you noticed?
this thing has no title?
this thing needs no title!
what this things needs
is a transfusion! 









































Tuesday, March 27, 2012

WANE OF SOCIETY




the wane of any society
is the constant collision
between church and state.

separation of gas and water.

revolutions adjusting
to ebb and flow,
as hot breath of destruction
sucks dry society's soul

burning hot coals



"There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and is has a longer self life."

Frank Zappa








Saturday, March 24, 2012

BAD END




"Many a man's reputation would not know his character if t hey met on the street."

Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)



I have been declared
non salvageable
for all general purposes
by the neighborhood
beautification committee

having pissed in
too many mail boxes
and cut down
too many beautiful
neighborhood trees

I've been taken
to the city limits
told to run for it
don't look back
and not to write
if I make it

part of this is made up
but I'm not going to
spoil it all by telling
which part, partly
because
I just don't know



yes, grown men cry,
but only on the sly.
should be obvious why.






































Wednesday, March 21, 2012

DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE





"Basically, I no longer work for anything but the sensation I have while working."

Albert Giacometti (sculptor)


"There's a limit to how many times you can read how great you are and what an inspiration you are, but I'm not there yet."

Randy Pausch (1900-2008)



























Tuesday, March 20, 2012

WENT FOR A WALK DOWNTOWN





"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


violence has a sister, and brother,
but no mother and father. 

but, sometimes, a lover.




























Saturday, March 17, 2012

AND THERE I WAS

and there i was
relaxed
sucking back
some cool ones
when out of the smoke
here she comes
struts right up to me
sticks a tit in my face
and says suck

and me,
lactose intolerant!



I ate too much, too often, too quick, too fast
and now its too late
it don't leave much for this old dog
to celebrate


"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
































Wednesday, March 14, 2012

POLITICS IS AN ART

politics is an art
of taking something simple
and making it difficult

Very old post card of South Dakota Bad Lands


"Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down."

Jimmy Durante


fat chance, and all of that,
but what chances
when all of what we knew
suddenly turns to fat,
and the cat refuses
to chase rats?















Monday, March 12, 2012

LEAVE THAT PIG ALONE




her cat has all the talent
I need remember that

is that hope there in you eyes?
why should I be surprised?


"An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered."

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936)