Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3)

possum and raccoon
an animal rivalry
they could be brothers

one stupid, one smart
road-kill and the hotdog thief
grew up together

raccoon getting laid
while possum falls off a fence
nature is not fair

uber-cool face mask
versus thick scabby armor
raccoon always wins

Try imagining yourself as the raccoon! You make others feel bad!

Sunday, October 23, 2005

D-glucarate (ambition vs. retention)

new-technology Furby stares at me through fleshy eyelids
I read the paper and solve the world's problems
in my head
new-technology Furby has a more ape-like appearance
and toes that look like individual uncircumcised penises
and I make a mental list of things to do today
new-technology Furby comes with a plastic spoon to assist in its feeding
and I am reminded of the Who song, "Substitute"
new-technology Furby competes with the dog for attention
and the dog wins every time

Profound statement. Ironic, whipsmart rejoinder nullifying profound statement.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Clam-Shell Calcium (clam)

you wore a shawl over your lower parts
even being otherwise naked
or nude, otherwise
except for that damned shawl
always covering
what I knew to be a very valuable pearl
that you kept between your legs
and this pearl was rumored to be the size
of a small marble
and perfectly round
held still by your labial folds
with opaque oily swoops and rainbows
defying the pretentiousness of other pearls
by being as spectacular as its setting
which, of course, are your labial folds

Electricity has made you more of a saint. I fainted when they tainted the paint!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Gator Testes (andro-sympathetic)

You are from Florida
and I hate you
What have you done to help others?
Yes. Nothing.
You are from Florida
and Wilma's on her way
Do you know her other name?
I bet you don't
I bet you think god's on your side
You are wrong.
God hates Florida
God hates you
God hates her other name

A good "B" supplement can help you if you're a drinker. A decent relationship can't hurt, either.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Hydrocodone (You Got Your Peanut Butter in my Chocolate Remix)

Yes the Vicodin is good and tasty sweet
But the jar of peanut butter is tucked away
--behind the meat
Oh yes, behind the meat is a jar of the jammy
Waiting for your taste buds to call to their mammy
So the chocolate is Hershey's and the bar is hard
There's a multiracial gathering
In the yard
--behind the meat

Try treating your pain with acupuncture. Then don't.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Fairy Dust

sometimes we adults
want to let the wind just blow
against our buildings

tensile strength tested
our engineers rarely err
while assessing air

the warm wind fools us
comfort everywhere outside
with static building

magnesium flares
how were we so lost in thought
that we just dried up?

Do not trust in magic. Nature is not magic.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Core Values (a tribute to the living)

looking at my mom
and wondering who carved out
her immortality
and made her just another person
in the struggle

I see the medical staff
some whom I have worked with
and I am familiar with their lies
and up until two weeks ago
so was she

the 21st century
has done away with the white labcoat
and given way to off-the-rack suits
stylish yet affordable
in the era of HMOs

dramatically, she asks me to have her cremated
so I pretend to arrange it immediately
from her bedside phone
and she slaps the bed with her hand and says
"hang up that goddamn phone"

What I would give for some "anytime minutes" about now.