Tram Spark
Thursday, October 31, 2002
The time we travel
goes just one way,
as surely as there
are history books
and no record of men
in gaudy tight shorts
clubbing the skulls of
flintflocked assassins
with video cameras. 
Wednesday, October 30, 2002
A bubble of
girl in the soft
of a curled
arm screams
like she's
been here before
and needs
kissing back
into the dream. 
Tuesday, October 29, 2002
After tequila and salt
licked she could
tongue her thin round
glass rim into sing. 
Monday, October 28, 2002
When we burst
we love we
forget we float
on ourselves and
dream away must
for will drugged
from within. Who
won't believe love,
the foundering
rocks, will be
believed away. 
Sunday, October 27, 2002
The Book of Monkey
starts with me.
Here's my tail
spliced with ennui.
Here my fingers,
stubbed or long,
sized for typing
or mah-jongg.
Thighs for riding
rolling chairs,
Nails for plucking
Errant hairs
Lips for mouthing
Tongues spat out
at dung. 
Saturday, October 26, 2002
After you've kissed her
under the mistletoe,
the rest is unwrapping.
You could pop those
buttery potatoes into
your mouth until time
runs out, but nibble her
gooseflesh and she'll
taste it. 
Friday, October 25, 2002
The suicidal poet loved
by the loveless left eight
hundred final notes and
one surprised blue face. 
Thursday, October 24, 2002
This same blue smoke
winds me, rewinds me
round, soft, the breath
that rattles my father,
rewrites his plan and
will mine. There is no
coil tight enough that
it cannot unspool and
reweave from skin to
bone. It will settle in
my spine, bite brain,
and hold, tooth deep,
until the end. This is
how the smoke lives. 
Wednesday, October 23, 2002
Grandmother's ratcheting
Christmas machine
chatters over the boards.
She chews through sausages
with metal bridges and smooches
cheeks and totters after toasts
and evacuates the bathroom.
Mum holds our tongues and
we thank her ghost and goblin. 
Tuesday, October 22, 2002
A bug-eyed moon tonight
watching me scratching
my crotch and waiting for
her coming home from out
with friends. She will smell
of smoke exhaled elsewhere
and taste of something soured
in cellars. Her legs will ache
from dancing without me.
She'll try to kiss me but I'm
asleep. 
Monday, October 21, 2002
Mother folly in the grass
and overgrowth, moldering
the wood about her crumbling
chair and sprawled cats.
Her reverse here under trees
boils up from the ground,
the last of three sisters.
Sharp birds pick at scattered
nuts. She forgets the dream
and rolls into another. 
Sunday, October 20, 2002
Mum, you bore me
with your patience
and exasperation.
When all a girl wants
is to be laid out hard
by an untrustworthy
man, you bore me.
Why? 
Saturday, October 19, 2002
Bollocks. Great swinging
bollocks. Every bloody
thing is a near-death
experience. There is no
Jesus-fucking-Christ and
all his hyphens near-death
experience but this life.
That little fly is enjoying a
near-death experience now,
and not just because it is
looking down the inside of
my beer glass. The bastard. 
Friday, October 18, 2002
9th Floor: Poetry and Froufrou Apparel

Compressed and elevated, we
pack ourselves and count our
feet and press buttons. When
some fool leaks a fart we stare
ahead and half suppose it didn't
happen and count our feet again
and look ahead to the ding, the
ding, the ding, the sliding doors,
and the gladness when we're gone. 
Thursday, October 17, 2002
Her father, tall Mennonite,
fell from his windmill
tower through the space
of Kansas, and lay until
who knows where in the
long grace of Kansas.  
Wednesday, October 16, 2002
Why the long face? Wisenheimer!
And he has her repeating his damned
one-liners! So, a man walks into a
kitchen and explains where he's been,
takes off his coat and his shoes and
explains where he's been and kisses
his mother and explains where he's
been and she asks him to come home
from where he's been. So the monkey
says, "It grew there." 
Tuesday, October 15, 2002
She's quite a snatch,
kid, good for you hung
on your shoulder and
giggling into your armpit.
But, look, she won't come
off after washing. I've got
a few on my skin myself. 
Sunday, October 13, 2002
Today I'll believe in
God here it is.
Yep. Yes!
Yep.

You can't make this stuff up:
people wrap around back
from the dead like candy
on apples, tasty if you can
bite it, to believe this stuff.
I eat a hot dog heavy on the
mustard and don't know
(pig's testament) don't know
what's inside. 
Monday, October 07, 2002
Rain and bloody
fall and rain and
all the time stuck
under brellas while
the bus does not
arrive until again
and when the driver
wheels about the
wheel again and
carries us away
and through the rain. 

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