ASH

the grasshopper in winter
JANUARY 3, 2015 8:05PM

WHERE THE HOURS CLANGED AND FELL




I hear a church bell summon the temporal
Above aspiring blades of grass.
A canorous cloak of charming syllable
Descends to gather us en masse.
And as the lawn-mower’s final pass
Disturbs the moment, time will tell,
With whispers from the hourglass,
Where the hours clanged and fell.Read full post »
JANUARY 2, 2015 1:40PM

YOU ARE A COYOTE FOR THE LAST TIME



The most pernicious myth about American Indians is that they are vanishing. While many Native American cultures have, alas, been obliterated, many have survived.

The Bow Leaders have served Yaqui communities for centuries as a military society.  Nowadays the society's main function is a relRead full post »
DECEMBER 31, 2014 1:20AM

ONE MORE TEAR AND THEN I'LL BE HAPPY


I'll never be younger than today.
I'm going away.
Like you,
Yesterday.
I still remember.
But even memories decay.
Don't they?
What were we,
What were we talking about?
You don't say.
You don't say anymore.
We rain,
We fall.
That's all.
Recall, recall, recall.
I am no more,
DECEMBER 27, 2014 6:12PM

TENNESSEE HONEY ON MY LIPS

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Christmas dawns on the Oak Ridge Trail
Unleashed my dog tumbles and trips
Dashing down to the wooded vale
Tennessee Honey on my lips

I raise my flask for two more sips
I call my dog to no avail
Then I hear a girl's laughing… Read full post »
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My brother’s Christmas Topic Address

“WHAT DID YOU GET?  WHAT DID YOU GET?  WHAT DID YOU GET?”

 

12/22/14

 

        Every Christmas we give and receive gifts to celebrate the birth of our savior Jesus Chri/Read full post »

 

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12/21/2014

 


My dear esteemed Doctor,

It has been a long time since I was pen-pals with your future wife.  Forty-five years is a long time for the blood but not for the mind.

When I rediscovered her letters I found for myselfRead full post »
DECEMBER 17, 2014 1:30PM

ONCE UPON A DAY GONE BY

  road behind

 

 

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DECEMBER 13, 2014 8:08AM

THE BALLAD OF HARRY PALMS

 

THE BALLAD OF HARRY PALMS

 

His life was sweet no more because

His job two years ago

Was lost in economic storm.

Now, he was out of dough.

 

The winter came to reap his shame,

Unwelcome as he was,

Within his daughter’s basement, where

“Apply for Santa

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DECEMBER 9, 2014 2:57PM

ON THE DEATH OF JOHN LENNON

 

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ON THE DEATH OF JOHN LENNON

 

        “I’m shot!  I’m shot!” plays loudly from the record console as John Lennon emerges from the fog and shadow.  He covers his ears and stares at the source of the grote/Read full post »

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MY BROTHER’S

THANKSGIVING TOPIC

ADDRESS

 

        I, who have nothing but the clothes on my back donated by the grace of those who gave to the Salvation Army, said the following during an 8AM meeting of Narcotics Anonymous in a city park whileRead full post »

DECEMBER 5, 2014 1:42AM

CROWS FLYING AT NIGHT

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The night was without definition.
At first there came a sound as if the wind were rustling around the grove of eucalyptus trees.
But against the stars no trees swayed.
Then the rustle unfurled overhead as dozens of crows.
Their silhouettes were rippling the stars.… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 29, 2014 11:38PM

THE BLOOD OF ALLAH

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THE BLOOD OF ALLAH

 

 

Doubt has four divisions: disputation, distrust, vacillation, and surrender.

~Imam Ali

 

        I am Harb.  My name means “War” but I am nothing.  I am twenty years old and IRead full post »

NOVEMBER 16, 2014 1:13PM

THE FLUTE OF THE RESTLESS WIND



Glissandra flauts around every open widow, 
around every solid fact sailing above the ground.
"OOOooh, where are YOOOooooooooou?.  YoooooooOOU?  OooOOOOooh."
Glissandra's breath, expelled by a butterfly's wings
closing a world away, once.
Once a caterpillar seeking a chrysalis&… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 14, 2014 10:51PM

BIG PINK ANGEL-WING TATTOOS FROM BEHIND


I'm sorry... There's something I gotta do.
OCTOBER 24, 2014 10:05PM

HERE'S THE THING...

HERE'S THE THING...

Life = struggle, pleasure and pain in equal measure, = death
A godless equation signifying nothing in the end
Some genus show caring for each other
In captivity some genus  can show caring for another species
A dog will adopt a kitten
A cat will adopt a bunnyRead full post »
OCTOBER 23, 2014 4:04PM

SUGAR SKULL

 

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OCTOBER 16, 2014 9:26PM

OCTOBER 17, MY OPEN SALON ANNIVERSARY

 

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OCTOBER 17, MY OPEN SALON ANNIVERSARY

 

2010... 4 years ago.

 

Good gawd.

Has it been four years?

Minutes, hours, years race into the Star Gate vortex of OPEN SALON.

 

Time never passes so quickly as whenRead full post »

OCTOBER 14, 2014 11:59AM

WE DESIGNED HEAVEN

WE DESIGNED HEAVEN

I hate the founding principle of my world:
Something must die so that something else can live.
We ALL can dream a better world than that!
For God's sake we designed Heaven!
We call it God's Will,
We call it Inscrutable,
We call it blind Chance,
OCTOBER 13, 2014 10:42PM

DAIRY KING, DANTE, and POPEYE

DAIRY KING, DANTE, and POPEYE


Love is sorrow
As surely life is death
Love is weakness
That which is called for is selfish indifference
Burn your Bibles that you may see the light
I am weak
I rage with love
But love is theft of what youRead full post »
OCTOBER 12, 2014 12:12AM

MY BROTHER'S VISION

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MY BROTHER’S VISION

 

        I am in the presence of the pure radiance of God.  There is nothing else I can see.  I feel infinitesimal.  I am saying,

        “Please, God, I have done aRead full post »

OCTOBER 10, 2014 9:11PM

CLICK O' TREAT

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CLICK O’ TREAT

 

        HAIKU THE LOVE ZOMBIE

THE WOLF WHO CRIED BOY

        A YOUNG WIVE’S TALE: “Palmdale”

        CLOSING TIME

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OCTOBER 5, 2014 1:16AM

THE REAL HOUSEFLIES OF BEVERLY HILLS

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THE REAL HOUSEFLIES OF BEVERLY HILLS

 

        On the ceiling in a bathroom of the Beverly Hills mansion of Senator Abel Boozman we see three specks.  They are the houseflies Zena, Zeta, and Zoriata.

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OCTOBER 2, 2014 11:47AM

HAIKU THE WOUNDED COYOTE


Wounded coyote
You would get my last cat food
But you ate my cat
OCTOBER 1, 2014 9:21PM

YOU BE THE GRASS GROWING

YOU BE THE GRASS GROWING 
 
 
 Life be passing.
Make you feel you vegetable nature.
You be the grass growing.
Why do you fret, mon.
Some say you and me pass.
Fuck you shit.
You shit is what passes.
You like you shit, mon?
Why you squeeze and cry?
You love one vanish?Read full post »

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THE CUTTERS LOUNGE

“The Treasure of Heather Meadows”

 

        We all had been invited to The Katman’s Cutters Lounge cigar bar to share in some particular surprise of his.  The Katman had said cryptically that it/Read full post »