Gentrified Global Warming

Storm clouds challenged the skyscraper’s attempt At censorship, Posting their gray scale  Above the CEO’s important view. The type of view  Laborers risk their lives To clear smudges From the window glass.  Trees dropped their seeds  And hijacked peripherals  Acclimated to city plants  Blending in with manufactured wood, Bordering storefronts  And gentrified apartment complexes, ButContinue reading “Gentrified Global Warming”

Re-dux: Savior Complex

Ajax compensated for his loneliness by posturing his lips to Ohm in silence.  Boredom enticed him to lapp his tongue and taste the bourbon smell  emitting from his voice.  Ohm. He began, simplified his thoughts and transcribed them to a social media post. Establishing Ajax’s intoxication.  Roll on Snare. Illuminate the laughter sign.  Life becomesContinue reading “Re-dux: Savior Complex”

Leading Backwards

Alienation negates the spy, observing at a distance, scope transfixed at center. A denial to focus on the ramblings relating space to tongue, off the center, specks take form and shapes related to memories begin again.  Witness A figurehead holding clay features before her face, shape of a nose before her nose, allay the sameContinue reading “Leading Backwards”

Choose to Win

A duck died, his body floated throughout the pond-water and on occasion collided with shoreline, but always returned back to drifting. When winter turned the water to ice, he was frozen from the neck down. At night, approaching headlights struck his dead eyes and they lit up like stars. During sunny days, his profile functionedContinue reading “Choose to Win”

Natural Franchise

Franchises are a natural pattern found in nature they embrace the structure of the family motif by complimenting double-helix hierarchy via multiplying carbon copies Natural selection situates the dominant features Of these carbon copies And applies them for use as needed A feather for a Nose A nose for an Eyelid An eyelid for aContinue reading “Natural Franchise”

Names for Time and Place?

The alphabet described itself, during the dry season, when warring tribes found themselves negotiating flesh for food, still moments which caused a Big-Person to stare up at the tree tops and wonder what it all means, a moment for words. Blinked, the line broke, songbirds interrupted with exclamation points and the trail curling through denseContinue reading “Names for Time and Place?”

turkey.

The playwright stared ahead, squinted and stood off her chair. She approached the baby-blue wall, put her hand flat against the plaster, it was cooler than the air in the room and made her think of flipping her pillow over at night to contend with the transference of her warm cheek to cotton, welcoming theContinue reading “turkey.”

Free FALL

Compact cars align the cul de sac, spine parallel along a pine tree, semi-truck careens into the neighborhood and its frequency transfers to wood, while the truck rounds out the horseshoe and vibrates the trunk, shakes her spine like a yacht navigating nervous waves.  Spine enters indoors, her clock-face wields a mustache, but she thinksContinue reading “Free FALL”

Dahlia and Dolls

Dahlia fed her dolls arsenic wafers to coerce fabric to adjust tone from Caucasian to the porcelain sheen of her mother’s cherished china. Last Easter her mother was setting the table, using care to place the dinnerware gently on the floral patterned tabletop. Dahlia licked her index finger and touched a stack of saucers, arrangedContinue reading “Dahlia and Dolls”

loneliness

Civilians eliminate communication as if receiving their degradation is a privilege.  Time compensates for the lapse of company by allowing entertainment to infiltrate consciousness, sequencing the blood from a frown to itemized nutrition, listed like movie credits, vying for affection from dilated tongue spurts.  Bum-Lick-Jane wipes the spittle, preserved where her wrinkles rotate from aContinue reading “loneliness”