Tram Spark
Saturday, May 31, 2003
God, pickpocket and pickpocketed,
is limned in our sockets. The blade
cuts wide and leaves for us all.  
Out here no one
knows more
than the menu 
We could suck our teeth
and think it down
our afternoon away 
We reduce to our bones
ourselves if we can and
pour the rest away
if we can and pour
the rest away. 
Orville and Wilbur
such names for pioneers
bicycle builders in
wind and linen and
back to elating grass. 
After 100kms
she was his
snooky wookms
she makes distant
men hard. 
She uncurled
my belt and
jacked my
cock in a sink
and smiled
at it done.
Who is this
woman? How
am I here and
there? Give
back my tongue. 
I am split
and stuff my
insides back inside.
I roll me into
me and out again.  
A tie is like kissing your sister.
A cummerbund is like kissing your sister, too.
I never liked your sister. 
Thursday, May 29, 2003
Twenty fat motorcycles
goggle our avenue
up to a red light
and gore. 
A man from a funeral
gave me a lift and left
me where ducks collect
in the concrete drain
at the bottom of the hill. 
Pink beers in the corner
light cigarettes and (I'll
X-ray) thin cotton pants
and push-ups pushing up
and (I'll thump) meaty
hearts under breasts working
hard. Not their breasts. Or
them too. I hear their calls
(not their breasts, not the
calls of their breasts, not
their breasts calling each
to each) and Hah-lo? 
Tuesday, May 27, 2003
Kernel from the
Farm Council:
tonight have
buttered corn
and a Hee Haw
girl though no
donkey but you
know that they
mean what they
mean 
Tricks of girls.
A Dutch girl in
Scotland who
clasped her hands
behind her back and
lifted them up
and over
her head and
down in front.
A skinny
ten year old who
had a dozen boys
lined up on the
baseball diamond
for a thumping
that gave us tingles.
One who back flipped
from her disturbingly
identical brother's
knee to a square
landing on linoleum.
One who could vibrate
her beautiful brown eyes
if you got close enough
and stared and stared.
Then one who fucked. 
Monday, May 26, 2003
Improbably you
I try to read,
if you're one
of those dearly
departmented
worders who
stay offshore,
carefully coasting,
afraid to land
for fear of someone
squatting down the hall
suspecting you of
meaning something.
I read with great
hope, reduced
expectations. 
Boy Hemingway found
the family cat stiff up
on the top of the fridge.
Young Pollock knocked
over an easel at school.
It's what they want to hear.
Ah. Now we know. 
Friday, May 23, 2003
I will guerrilla
your dreams
down your
dildo libido 
Where has my bastard
gone shaking my bed
when I'm almost asleep
banging my pots when
I'm blind standing up
against walls opening
closing my letters leaving
my laundry undone mister
clean christ invisible gone
scarpering down streets 
Wednesday, May 21, 2003
We got big
scissors and
cut my clothes
off avoiding
my bits and I
stood a bit
pasty but game
What now? Now
Brazilian. She
yanked me
southern and northern
follicle to poopdeck
And now? (ow ow)
Now swear. I've
sworn. But swear
you won't. I swear. 
Look at our noses
grown with years
untold, our gouged
heads pushing back
our styles.

We all become
long in the tooth
if short of teeth
and breath and friends
and whiles.

All dust from nails
and files. 
Saturday, May 17, 2003
Strapping women,
close for comfort,
take seats directly
opposite a boy
and watch.
He has the longest
bare legs, smooth
and stretched, and
he twines them now
down to his shoes,
his little shorts
bunched about much.
The women mug beers
and grin. He's only soft. 
The woman who
kept him
alive is dead 
Thursday, May 15, 2003
We watched a rainbow
and gray clouds at work.

I'm sorry: can I say
rainbow here?

If our hearts leapt up
or only felt that way?

If two tame engineers
stopped work and watched
sky, would that fit?

If one of them tried even
to explain the mechanics
of the illusion to anyone

who would listen, if he
stopped talking and looked,

would you withhold your
breath and look with me?

There were colors in the sky. 
Wednesday, May 14, 2003
Giving a name is
no small thing.
Adam did it to the animals
before evening came
and he said

I'll call you tomorrow.
No, that's taken. Heh, he
said, heh. Mr Funny.
But I'll call you. Honest!
I'll call you… Sheep!
Right, Sheep!

And he chuckled and
Ouch! What's that? and
fell asleep clutching
his side. And of course
out came flesh to help
meet, the being from
beneath his skin, the
snorer on his arm when
he awoke.

Woman, he said, for
he was used to naming
names by now, Woman,
before we get down to
the begoshing of all those
Joshuas and Jennifers
Laqishas and Dakotas,

There's something
I should tell ewe.
Get it?
Damn. I'll call you
tonight. 
Two sorts of green
on a football pitch
long afternoon sun
come down. A ball
kicked into shade. 
She has two volumes,
silent and loud, she's
snap-on, has a jagged
aversion to eyes, she
says goodbye when
I walk in, and laughs
and sighs. She comes
alone in plain view
with two wines, she
knows the sickness,
the lone, the jump at
a crack, the wait for
something not right. 
There will be
an attack tonight.
Concrete. Glass.
Bits of you.
Check your mail.
Check your
attachments. 
I'm wondered over
another man's girlfriend
pushed in the door.
Look at the air
around her.
I head down into the
wood, look up into
reindeer on a vodka
label red sun, count
from forty-two down
to twenty three times
with my eyes closed.
She eats a bowl of pink
sweet for him spooning
up, then loads him
into her car and off. 

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