Saturday, July 30, 2016

Stagger Swagger Speed and Saw

sharp eyes
among the bleary-eyed pack
awake enough
to dream of attack

lone wolf
blends in with the crowd
springs to the hunt
to turn life around

not waiting
for divine refusal
the taking of prey
is its own approval

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Alien Elite

No need to let
the freak flag fly;
the deadliest of men
stride by in bow ties.

Ladies replete
with bared skin and ink,
lethal beauty
that drives men to drink.

No fearful tales
cloud our minds,
no lies to sow misery
can bind our kind.

Hands too busy doing
to clasp in prayer.
Don’t promise us Heaven;
we’ve made ours here.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Sailing the Blacktop Seas

up anchor
sailing asphalt oceans
to battle
succubus mind pirates

claiming our stake, inheritance
in the art of madness,
the beauty
of the burning drive
that turns the ruined
into noble saints

let us sink the ships
flying false flags
and leave treasure
on the salty shores
of dreamers 

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Public Relations

Everything is a sale
and every day
another act.

A week is a work
eyeing marks
like a carny.

Smile and shake
hoping intermission
will hold
while we hawk
more tickets
on the street.

Dream again
a proper
freak show life
far away
from hating
what we do.  

Saturday, July 2, 2016

North Queens

The quiet streets of Whitestone
keep calling me their way,
bidding me to trod alone
to the outlands
of College Point.

And ghosts
of long-ago movie starts
draw us
to feel the breeze
of Little Neck Bay
and skip stones
from the shady woods
of Crocheron Park.

We dip into some alien feast
with our worked hands
at all hours,
as the night life
of a thousand people
babbles around us
and the dreams of millions
chatter by.