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A Dive Trip

Oily silty water leaks onto uneven sidewalks, toward a crowd of wet sandals waiting to depart to relative paradise. Wealthy Indonesians, foreign tourists: from Japan, Germany, Australia, America; fleeing the stench of smog and littered rivers. Dense bands of trash: … Continue reading

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Stargazing

To be lost and to have lost Such a slight difference in semantics Spans experiential orders of magnitude To seek or to find Lost in a sea of strangers Small cities pulsing to these rhythms To relate those tones Sounds … Continue reading

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Protected: The Check-In

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Annoyance growing more by the complaint, just relax There’s only one person I can stand daily; her name’s Betsy

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Notes upon departure

In lieu of poetry, some poetical notes on apoetical things. Continue reading

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The longer I am away the less I miss those things I left back home

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Protected: The Pick-Up

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Beloved infant born beyond the vast desert as wide as friendship

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Mixing horror And surrealism, Abstract congress

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Half-hearted titles

Cloudy expansesand Vietnamese noodlesmake relaxing days An infected woundover kitty’s right eye drainsmore than one expects More than anyoneTexas heat really loves summer,hopes it never ends Trees shift in dry airand sway like wavering thoughts,idyllic midday

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Time for BBhaiQ

Passports, art and ass, successfully applied for and looked at by three Stomach beckons forth, “Fill me with brisket and sauce!” The poet abides

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Retitled

As heat grows milder, cicadas reach a diminuendo, September looms. The world’s a scary place if you aren’t the one creating it all.

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Refreshing evenings haiku

Voluminous hair Enlightened conversation Cheap bottle of wine A slight break from heat In Central Texas summer But we’re still sweating

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A night downtown haiku

Can straight men be called faggots for yelling at girls to put more clothes on? And that’s the problem with linguistic nihilism: No words will offend

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A wild haiku appears

A sweltering day As subtle as treacherous Half-smoked cigarettes

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Smart Phone Haiku

High technology Distilled into haiku form… Now to check tumblr Handy rectangles Enabling information/ images of cats Excuse minimized Ubiquitous connection Rendering inert All those self-told lies Like a conscience slipped into My front left pocket

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Relocation Haiku

Endless succession Of summer days, persistent as mosquito bites Quartz sand covered beach Snow-birds clogging up the road For everyone else Too hot in the sun Yet too cold in the ocean Nowhere in between Life surreal like balmy reflections … Continue reading

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A weekday note something like one in the afternoon

Though it seemed the bottom was it–– a sort of Planck length, ––a smallness one could not surpass, Here I am trapped in paradise slowly building up a hell of self-castigation, Hindenburgesque self-immolation Unsure grounding blown by the wind; Thin … Continue reading

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Muted Observation of Small Things

Notebook battered, spine-broken from underuse a life traveling, sitting blinded without thought while bristling nature hastens past: glorious colors, swelling sounds bursting like wings from the back of a startled iridescent beetle

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Birthday Haiku (7/7)

Turned twenty-seven With no sense of settling Into adulthood Infants often throw Things like fishing poles over The sides of canoes The dead of summer With a distinct symmetry: Seventh day and month Upon Ethan’s words I realized that whoopie … Continue reading

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In the Interim

To tide you over for the time between now and when I finally write something fully-formed again, here are some randomly selected jottings from my pocket notebook over the last month or two since my computer fell victim yet again … Continue reading

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January 11th – Procrastinator’s New Year

I got a request for a sort of update on my outlook for the year, seeing as the year I last outlined was 2011, which is by now soundly in the books nearly everywhere, I’m sure. Already I’m sort of regretting … Continue reading

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Random notes

Here are some excerpts from my “Nonrealized Poetical Stuff” file: I like you. I like thinking about you, and dreaming about you, and trying to remember how you smell. I think you’re stunning, and gorgeous, and sexy in every way. … Continue reading

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Misplaced Ruminations

[This is a timed writing exercise I had to do for some job I didn’t really want. It was an hour, and I took about fifty-two minutes to write it and only another six to proof-read so it’s a little … Continue reading

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Wavering Superlatives

Even though he knew it wasn’t forever, it could at least seem that way. Hazy delirium set upon him, this time as a contented exhaustion, a culmination of disconnected happy recollections of earlier deliria. A lovely Grecian cat––a cunning and … Continue reading

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Waiting for––Goddamnit.

Time shifts imperceptibly and my only companion, this withered and lifeless tree that once could swell with life and leaves, hangs barren and sullen, more like a mirror than a plant. I look at its aching roots and pathetic foliage, … Continue reading

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Job Search

The days tarry on The phone does ring Mostly wrong numbers Or misdials But sometimes It’s actually For me, about me Which is scary A world apart Probably frozen already A terrible distance Tearing myelin sheath

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Today is Monday too

It falls from the sky Despite the lack of clouds No torrent, no rain, nothing but sunshine And in the lack of darkness There is nothing else Time––malevolent benefactor–– Marches by with the sun, The crescendo creaking calls Of impatient … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Crosswalk

“Mon âme voyage sur le parfum comme l’âme des autres hommes sur la musique.” I knew in advance that that Baudelaire prose poem would surely remind me of you ––and how would it not?–– but then I saw you in … Continue reading

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“Tentatively Titled Notes from the Road”

June 13, 2011 First impressions 2:20 pm: Didn’t check tickets––I hope I’m on the right bus Pulling out––That’s what she said Second impressions 2:30 pm: This bus is going south. First detour 2:32 pm: Going to San Antonio…it would’ve been … Continue reading

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1 Page Department Thing

I recall distinctly the ground was wet that doubly inaugural day, but I don’t remember what the weather was like. I can only guess it was grey and cloudy and drizzling from time to time. I crossed the walkway that … Continue reading

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Ideas

Ideas and time Ideas take time To make time Stop writing Think.

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The End of Fledglinghood

As always, the winter had seemed long and strange. The lack of wintery things in Austin––frost on windowpanes, snow-crusted boughs, layers of underwear and overwear, the glitter of melting icicles––was normal and unsurprising to the Fledgling, although still unsettling. The … Continue reading

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A spattering of spoems

The last snotty exhalations Of decrepit academia A wind like light inspired Escaping aged lungs––edges of thought Reason filling itself with water Drunken with fact burning like spirits To embalm in advance the remains Interred in cap and gown before … Continue reading

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In those unbearable times

In those unbearable times When the voice is not there All one can do is wait. And read. And try to think. He should go out Talk to people. Get sleep when he can And don’t skimp on it But … Continue reading

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Do Watch Your Step

I do believe the emphatic auxiliary do does do what dog doo sometimes does when I, or you, do step in it. Once the foot has done stepped in it; The voice has done spoken it: What’s done does stick, … Continue reading

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Gardening Gloves

[This is another paper I wrote for my poetry class. Gotta post something, right? If you want to read these poems yourself, they’re below.] “The Weed” by Elizabeth Bishop “Wait” by Galway Kinnell Often the most touching poetry refines a … Continue reading

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Idleness

There are weeks When days go by Hours like years like minutes like Warzones. Words. Thoughts. Doubt followed by doubt Doubting even itself Creation of misery Destruction of creativity.

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The Paper Mill

These apparently need to come in Kindle form: Forests of paper, felled now in my notebook. Copies and handouts hardly necessary Lie doomed to destruction, Or desiccation of interest.   Copyright 2011

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Rusting Dip

I resolved to finish the guacamole So there would be none, not any For the soul that would follow me And so I laid forth my decree And thus it was written And thus it was eaten

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Studying

Well, that’s my limit. I can only store so much without taking notes, and that’s everything. Damn you, UT, you finally broke me down. For the next two days I shall do nothing but codify and binge information for immediate … Continue reading

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Uh…yo

So this is an explication I wrote for my class, but I think it does a good job of showing how one can look at a poem, and get something out of it. Plus I haven’t written anything else lately… … Continue reading

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A terrible fate

The rich say being poor is a terrible fate, But the worst fate of all is dying rich–- For while the poor waste nothing The rich waste everything And find it’s quite impossible To bribe doormen and maitre d’s At … Continue reading

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Hangman’s Pirouette

The hands that hold the strings of chance are fickle as can be All stories telling of them make it very clear Directionless, they jerk and shrug arrhythmically Every single day, each and every year We wrench and fight, only … Continue reading

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Cauldron of the Sky

A witch’s hand with a million fingers, Each with a million joints, A million accusations Accusing me Accusing you, Accuses all. Everything. But between her rhytidome fingers The soft embrace of red, yellow and cream Calls out forgiveness, Offering no … Continue reading

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Radish Humor

This is an email I sent to the people in my poetry class about the title of a poem by Wallace Stevens that we mentioned in class today. If you want to read it, you can find it here: Wikipedia. … Continue reading

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Too Long; Didn’t Revise

Okay, well this will just be a sort of quick little stream-of-consciousness sort of blog about my goings on, probably interesting only if you’re family or just not a very motivated stalker. Anyone, including stalkers, is invited to read on, … Continue reading

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The Boob Tube

I spent an hour today letting the television tell me how to think. Save print media. Read books, read poems, read newspapers, read opinions that admit they’re opinions, call out bullshit, don’t take anyone’s word for anything. When you let … Continue reading

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Quiet Company

The pages ruffle The springs creak A silent rustle After paragraphs peak Hip and foot shuffle Roll over, cool cheek. Stop, pause, sigh Listen to rain’s patter Wonder how, wonder why Does it matter, Or is it all just my … Continue reading

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Things I would like on my tombstone:

“He made all our vocabularies bigger” “How did he still have so much hair?” “He sure was a rich bastard. Spent every penny, though.” “So, [insert female name here] is single now, huh?” “I read his book once.” “He smelled … Continue reading

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