Panopticon Viewership for Influencers

1. A history text-book was left open on the dashboard,  Through the windshield, read a statement, highlighted in green: “The State is a recent invention.” Accepting this concept,  Martha entered the Mall And proceeded to shoplift various items She considered crucial for her survival.  Red eyeshadow to disguise her laugh-lines. Make-up remover wipes to take-offContinue reading “Panopticon Viewership for Influencers”

*This Magic Moment*

The labor shortage  Allows a city employee,  To lower their head, oblivious to passing strangers To aim their leaf blower And push debris toward the curb, where a street sweeper  Collects our cigarette butts, dead foliage, hair follicles, receipts, bottle caps, paint flecks, toilet paper scraps  And lip skin gnawed apart in strip search fashion, Continue reading “*This Magic Moment*”

Lounge Wear

Exposed by Loungers present their hips for suicide. Typical Americana, lawn furniture  Censors flesh in stripes And organizes a sunburn  To trail where restrictions flourish. Different architecture disguises  Front of the house aspirations. Lawn gnomes posed in angry side-eye. Doormats covered with generic clever comments. Live. Laugh. And love. Belongs above the oven, For HellContinue reading “Lounge Wear”

Trash Bags forgotten at the Bus Stop

1. The Bereaved were outfitted In their standard black costumes and stood before the soldiers  Who bordered the Officer’s casket in Red, White & Blue.  A hot mic captured the priest, presiding over the funeral, Take a drink from his water bottle and announce, “BLECH! That tastes like it came from the tap.”   The soldiersContinue reading “Trash Bags forgotten at the Bus Stop”

late stage capitalism’s midwestern farm

cell tower stranded in the grass plains stands erect  before a pink sunset as chemtrails style capital I Up high In the sky cows alert the farm about strangers  by announcing the only word in their lexicon  warning of  the  amish  careening with traffic  in their horse and carriage  who ignore the fantasies  late stageContinue reading “late stage capitalism’s midwestern farm”

Ode 2 @ Slumlord

Guillotine altered its gadgetry to include recycled windows, With paneling leased   And cared for by a slumlord.  Though the slumlord  Was unaware he’d sacrifice his neck  To unite warring tribes, The onset of global unity  Is war. Closed doors hearken for stowaway insects,  Who plant their fangs  Into equal flesh  As if they were Americans Continue reading “Ode 2 @ Slumlord”

3rd Eye (candy)

Gasp diluted by dust ridden inhales, Bargaining for acid tongue surplus To  Melt the fat that’s Ravaging the pontificator’s Chapped lips.  Orchestral articulation  Aligns escaping carbonation  With antidepressants Shaken about  Inside mouths  Matching the orange  From whence the bottle birthed.  Triangle pulse predicts pitch,  Sequences tissue rhythms  To contend against  Papers soaked in old soda,Continue reading “3rd Eye (candy)”

voice from a flame

Lighter fluid displaced, at what juncture in time does a misplacement flourish? Mathematical inclusivity demands that out of the options for placement inside the room, an object eventually is there. To coincide, flames will scream, blessed by chemical cohabitation, but to rewind and place the fluid back inside the lighter, impossible? Deemed…impossible.  Smoke anchors theContinue reading “voice from a flame”