Archive for May, 2020

Sunday, May 31st, 2020


As Planned

After the first glass of vodka
you can accept just about anything
of life even your own mysteriousness
you think it is nice that a box
of matches is purple and brown and is called
La Petite and comes from Sweden
for they are words that you know and that
is all you know words not their feelings
or what they mean and you write because
you know them not because you understand them
because you don’t you are stupid and lazy
and will never be great but you do
what you know because what else is there?

             – Frank O’Hara

Saturday, May 30th, 2020


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Xiao Mei
Just walked over the keyboard.

Friday, May 29th, 2020


I was cooking gammon
And then all of a sudden
I wasn’t cooking gammon.
That was the brief highlight of my day. Thank you for asking.

Thursday, May 28th, 2020


Sir, forgive me for being contemporary –
I will go back and be out of step, like in the good old days.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020


Madam, forgive me for looking in your bedroom window –
I was just testing my eyesight.

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020


The Great Shattering of 1989:
a glazier’s nightmare.

Monday, May 25th, 2020


When cup again grasp?
Last night moon together walk
River village alone return place

Sunday, May 24th, 2020


In the snug of The Half Moon
When we imagined the future
It wasn’t like this, not at all

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020


A parasol in a monsoon
A tiara in the tropics
(choose one of two)

Friday, May 22nd, 2020


Brown dwellings
Grey walkways
Green woodpecker
(choose one of three)