Thursday, January 27, 2022

"social" media meditation

they got their knives out
slashing clever tweets 
of nasty nasty discord

the whole platform
is a wood splitting maul
a vicious cold metal wedge

trees fall
logs split
frozen splinters fly
all over illuminated screens

Wednesday, January 26, 2022


I'm not even here.
I'm in Cheyenne Wyoming
 well not far from there

here is chaos
lies, blood on the floor

I'm out in a mountain pass
dusting of snow
horses in the distance

here is entropy
boarded up windows

coffee boils over a campfire
an elk jumps over 
a semi frozen stream

here is neglect
a broken guitar in the corner
shards of glass


Wednesday, January 19, 2022


thick carpentry textbooks
15 in total
stack of seven
stack of eight
the perfect angle 
to prop youtube projector

Friday, January 14, 2022

heavy secrets em.
yeah deep
not even in my body
much much deeper
tethered to a ghost chain
dragged along
anchors through earth

secrets yeah
sometime they jump
from their graves
land hard 
on my robed shoulders 

secrets held
at bay
with single malt whiskey, strong beer,
prayers, poems, punches,

heavy secrets.

Post Script - Philosophically I'm anti-secret and pro-surprise.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Breathe In...


you are ok
cool mountain air 
fills your lungs
pine scented
damp with creek mist
you are okay


Friday, January 7, 2022

street crow

something is wrong with that crow
he's crazy
he's lazy
he's garbage fat
walking slow up the street

crow wanders through the ditches
up into the neatly lined pines
scratchy footprints in the snow
leading under the chain fence
in behind a rotten tree stump

not crazy, lazy, or fat
he's just dying

Thursday, January 6, 2022

one day

one day I'll ask my body to move
   and it won't

my mind will still move
out over the lakes, marshes, tall pine trees
up north through the rugged valley
up the highest peak
to a most vivid view
of the last dayspring moment