Saturday, December 17, 2005

Bitters (as many as forty ingredients)

Lost girl rides a maraschino cherry like a Hippety-Hop
Clear red juice collects in erratically-spaced ponds on the imported quarry-stone patio
Her increasingly hard landings take a toll on sugar-saturated cherry skin
The once-round fruit-mount gives way to the space left from the previous pitting
And she wonders if all of her steeds will be hollow

Date-sugar is both sweet and fruity! Eat it or ride it!

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Aloe (1025 hours free)

mites are everywhere
abscessed ears produce cat funk
smelling up our lives

now dog-dog has it
and her waxy canals stink
mites are everywhere

brown spots dot the sheets
as dead mites fall from cat ears
we should have had kids

A shout out to the ladies! More vagina!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Eats (Vorticum Septum Vulgaris)

Oh! Ye of strong menthol!
Come hither, Vicks snakery!
How you climb through obvious vaporial drafts
Only to cause tingling warmness!
You are strong and mineral-based
Like the dark liquid we have fought wars over
And once the wars are over
You will be there to soothe our strained alveoli
You will comfort the limbless soldiers
Who bonded with one another amidst sandstorms and prostitutes
With a frightening explosion now and then
It's hard to pry these men apart
From the morbid gravity of memories
And the understanding of honor
That can never be duplicated among civilians

Lock and load! Try some zinc lozenges along with your Vicks!

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Commiphora Resin

a sober driver
car is gassed up; oil looks fine
such a long, clean road

passing mile markers
and unintentionally
I read a billboard

I am admonished
to please drink responsibly
they must know better

If you meet the Buddha on the road, acknowledge him with brief eye contact and a slight nod. He likes that.