Empty Tub of Vick’s VapoRub

Met a guerrilla playboy 27 years ago when all that I wanted was to be free Of the religion and rules that I was raised on and he ended up taking advantage of me Why do you like him my grandma asked He hasn’t even gone to school! I had no answer that I could…

Splintery

Chip away at it… Keep grabbing more handfuls off with your mind Keep biting away at it… Drown it regularly until it erodes over time Keep shoveling way down deep into it… Throw the parts that impede you off to the side Pick away at it … Keep telling me the love that you’re feeling…

Sententious Bitch

  She’s lost all her family, her buddies, her men She can’t tell you how because nobody hears She’s so condescending and so independent That even her tears seem errily twisted.. Lizard pelt responses Everything’s implied Subtly controlling you Manipulation shines You hate the fact you love her Since you failed to subdue her You love the fact you hate her Since you want to…

After breakfast

You taught me that that energy is equal to mass multiplied by the speed of light squared. And he taught me how to crack a crab leg to get the most meat in one try. Je vous aime tous les deux. Les deux- You taught me that Shakespeare said, “With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.”…

Yard Sale Signs

You’re ready to put a deposit down On a moving van A truck full of the nonsense You should trash but you can’t Ready to ride the highway From here down to the coast Ready to say good bye to Everything you said you loved the most I keep saying to think it through Why buy…

Dreadnought Fail

You act like you don’t love me but I am the only human thing about you. Howl. Screech. Wail. You pretend that you love me because I am a reflection of your face. Grimace. Wince. Stare. You contact me because there isn’t anyone sentient nearby aware. Think. Brood. Lie. But he But he But he…

Contrary to one’s will

I can only see one second at a time Only one microcosmic atom of relevance at any given point of spark But I keep trying to make all of it make sense There’s nothing out there that isn’t in me. I am the savior and the enemy. I don’t understand rape or wealth or souls……

Non compos mentis

I really don’t have to think about any of this. I can train myself, to only think about moon light and what my next meal will be. But then I think, if all I am concerned with is food and shelter, then I am merely surviving in the world and isn’t the goal to be…

Sweet Lil Tammy Cakes

All Tammy wanted to be since she was three was to grow into a hard working Midwesterner’s wife All Tammy dreamed that she would need was to be sweet and cut his apples open with a monogrammed bread knife But then she turned five and saw daddy kiss goodnight A woman who wasn’t mommy out her bedroom door…

An unsolicited open letter to Dave’s girlfriend

Hello. I have only met you once in passing but I would like to say my impression of you is that you are an aesthetically pleasing, loquacious, quick witted young woman with a carefully crafted manipulative streak that should serve you well if properly applied. Unbeknownst to you men are much bigger gossipers than women are and because…