Saturday, August 27, 2016

Clarion Call of the Solstice Saints

to cut through
curls of sweet smoke
all-day wine glasses
stand sentry
to convening
of old friends

sultry spring night
as Earth turns to slumber
we burn
our candles
on both ends

blazing nightlife
with maniacal laughter
in knowing cackles

until morning comes
to say good-bye

Saturday, August 20, 2016

A Warrior’s Walk

spilled out
in small groups
by smaller people
cuck-men chuckle
like pecked hens
dabble in the drunken sweet-talk
of teen girls

the lone warrior
puts on his hat,
the chill Hell’s Kitchen streets
in the sober quest
for home 

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Young Pirates of Flushing, Queens

young pirates
of Flushing, Queens
shout about treasures
they pull from their jeans

taste floor hors d’oeuvres
before mother can clean
but even at their worst
we’re living the dream

the pirates
of Queens
have promises to keep
they punctuate their orders
by stomping
their small feet

our joy ambition
is molding these girls
into warrior women
who conquer the world