Friday, May 17, 2013

Coffee Cup Complaint

  for all the dharma bums,
              hanging out beneath broken
              down bridges

I want to rant like a over sexed rooster, staggering toward    
  some decadent hen house full of skeletal politicians,
      I want to blow out the pilot light on the stove
        in White Houses that compose songs about burning      
  wheatfields and magnifying glasses that inspect
      the lovers in every bedroom in America.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Le Fée Verte, Absinthe

Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris

in the wilderness of those green hours
gliding with the faerie muse along café
walls virescent, sighing jonquil wings of
poetry, inventing tales in the sooty red

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Art of Futbol

"Goal" by Teresa Puente

The beautiful game, the world's game, is an art unto itself. For the world's best soccer players, the pitch is a blank canvas where works of art are created game by game through skill and athleticism. For artists, soccer is the inspiration for their art. The Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer brings the two together for the third annual Art of Futbol art exhibition on Thursday, May 16.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Hotel Caribe

I heard the cry of your soul.
The low keening moan
That crescendos into a howl.
I saw your face etched with pain,
The smell of death upon your breath.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

I Was There Too

I was there,
Behind the lens.
Although you can't see me,
I saw all there was to see,
Capturing all I could,
From behind the lens.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Miles from Nowhere

Miles from nowhere
Fighting with a sheet
Tossing and turning
Missing you so much

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A Walk to Santa Monica

Desolation angels
with Lululemon between their thighs
Avoid making contact
with their eyes

Who never saw
the lines upon their face
Only the lines of their youth
arrayed upon a mirror

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Mexicality FAQ

¡Cinco de Mayo...super mercado!

I am an American
of Mexican descent.

My family didn’t come
to this country,
this country came to us;
we were your hosts.

Friday, May 3, 2013

First Lines Second Thoughts — The Great Gatsby

"The Great Gatsby" original cover art by Francis Cugat.

First Lines Second Thoughts is a look at the first lines of well known literary works.
On second thought, do these opening words stand alone as poetry? With the fifth filmed rendition of this classic novel about to hit the screens on May 10, 2013 we look at F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. Published in 1925.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Give Us This Day

Give us this day
Our daily bread
Give us this day
For we, the nearly dead

Give us this day
The under-appreciated masses
Give us this day
For hard hats and safety glasses

Give us this day
Who rise to catch the day's first bus
Give us this day
Chasing notes that read, "In God We Trust"