Saturday, March 9, 2013

If You Find The Velvets

If you find the velvets, please save a pair for me.
You know my tender toes will feel divine on a bed
so sweet and lovely.
Like tiny magic carpets they fly through the moonlight.

Cloud like, the velvet cushions my feet
traipsing lightly across the street on the wide walks
of the future.

Aaah.. did you find the velvets?

Sunday, September 23, 2012

It Is Glorious To Persevere

It is glorious to persevere in the face of overwhelming odds.
Together we will slowly conquer this momentous task.

Without questioning, we will act!
Shoot forward with your foot on the gas!

If you never wait, you may reach the cave of the heroes grand reward.
You must never look into the eyes of those in pain who you step over.

Friday, September 21, 2012

The Menu Collector

When I went to buy the menu collector's books, he
just kept talking about how he was going to die right
in that room someday soon. 

I said nothing, let my co worker respond to him while
he emphatically repeated DIE HERE as his canary sat
on his hand & softly whistled. 

I should've said something because my coworker was
remarkably unsympathetic. The guy had great books, 
too - Willeford manuscripts, signed novels by authors
he'd gone to meet... he was a real collector. Of menus
and books.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

In Heaven (Sharp Little Teeth)

In heaven you can wear what you like.
Nobody up there is wearing any pants right now.

Heaven! Let me pour you a drink. Here's a nice
big glass of cold water. Cold water!

Oh heaven, here come the dogs. They can smoke
cigarettes and talk on the phone.

Telephones up in heaven are all so large, large and
so loud. So loud!

Oh heaven, everyone is so friendly. Beware the smiles
full of sharp teeth, In heaven you're so friendly, beware
the smiles - the sharp little teeth
sharp little teeath
sharp little teeath
sharp little teeth
in heaven

Here's the audio of IN HEAVEN

Monday, July 30, 2012

I work with books

Thousands of them! I touch them & think about all the
things that have touched them.

I remember them! Look for them and months later can
find them in the same spot.

I smell them! I don't mean I sniff them, I mean I smell
them on my hands later on. I do sniff them too.

I read them! Yes, I sit still for long mornings, afternoons
and even evenings to read. Nothing else gets done.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Urban Shepherd Looks Into Your Window

They do not know

about the shepherd

but we forgive them
their childlike


their ignorance, and
their lust.

So, standing in special
tunic made of squirrel
fur, I raise my arms.

I raise my arms while
looking in the window.

There you are, moving
your arms and legs so
rapidly. Why so fast, if
you're not going anywhere?

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Berry Wheat, Berry Wheat -

I'm talking Berry Wheat.

Berry Wheat, Berry Wheat -

I'm talking Berry Wheat.

Wheat. Wheat. Berry Wheat.

Berry Wheat. Wheat - Berry Wheat.;