Saturday, June 25, 2016

A robber in the habit of spilling secrets

Trending newborns come
in an assortment of chic
patterns—the New Year sure

did bring us a hefty dose of
celebrity baby-bumpin' news.
But this is Apple, after all,

& they did not factor in
that a trained fighter would
be awaiting them when they

attempted to stick-up the latest
sign of opposition to the US
military presence on Okinawa.

Friday, June 24, 2016

information / relating to / man made slopes

Implicit memories need
regular maintenance work.
Retaining walls stir us up
or leave us feeling over-
whelmed. We are being

gaslighted, but no warranty
is provided as to technical
accuracy for the limited
number of items that auto-
matically trigger feelings.

Some behaviors regarded
as challenging are simply
age appropriate actions—
sharing does not come
easily to the difficult child.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

after Hokusai

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

wednesday newstrip

A group of three amateur archaeologists, aptly nicknamed "Team Rainbow Power," have unearthed the largest viking gay pride rally in the history of Denmark · demonstrators in Istanbul are anxiously waiting for the discovery of gold · Blizzard has shared new details on Overwatch, specifically the competitive mode that roamed the windswept plains of Patagonia until finally felled by a perfect storm of a rapidly warming climate & human intervention · the NSW Rugby League team's medical staff have been urgently trying to get their hands on a prescription for the drug required to treat the world's biggest automotive recall for deadly airbags · Turkish police have fired tear gas & rubber bullets to disperse giant Ice Age species including elephant-sized sloths & powerful saber-toothed cats.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

A line from Dashiell Hammett

First thing I do on the
plane is rip the head-
set off because it doesn't
have surround sound.

I need an optical con-
nection, roadside CCTV,
a confused biker hit by
the car in front of me,

perhaps a tweeted photo-
graph of a docile Taylor
Swift. Digital distribution
means things will work

out even though the hoops
Apple forces us to jump
through to avoid their
30% cut are outrageous.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Malcontent Turnipballs considers the future

Sunday, June 19, 2016

a / kaleidoscope gifted / with consciousness

The phrase was du lait. It
became boire du lait in the
mid-19th century. This re-

treat of art from everyday
life became a birthmark
that is of a light-brown

color. Once in Paris, Charles
Baudelaire's flâneur turned
into a citizen of the world.

Friday, June 17, 2016


Thursday, June 16, 2016

do odd le

Once has availed hirself
of a brace of budgerigars

inside of which are a trice
of calculators. They are

truly a force to be reckon-
ed with, suffice to say.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

wednesday newstrip

Attacks on albinos grow in Malawi as body parts are sold for witchcraft · bright orange & smelling 'amazing' - a British seagull survives a stint in a commercial vat of chicken tikka · the world's biggest smartphone maker is picking a fight with the leading fitness technology seller today after a tourist captures crazy pics of kangaroo & pig having sex · a child psychiatrist from Perth accused of filming a boy in a public bathroom in Canada has given up his right to a trio of different-colored chicks nesting in a bent antique spoon created by a Melbourne taxidermist and jeweler · patients undergoing surgery on the weekend are more likely to die than those admitted on weekdays, new research has found.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

a garden

Monday, June 13, 2016

Today the
postman brought
me a birthday
card from the
Marquis de
Sade. Not for
, I told him,
two houses up
the road
. I ran
to retrieve it
the minute he
was out of sight.

Saturday, June 11, 2016


Thursday, June 09, 2016

recycled, because I like it









Wednesday, June 08, 2016

wednesday newstrip

Auckland mayoral candidate Phil Goff & the grandfather of a little boy savagely attacked by a gang of dogs are all over each other's Instagrams - feeding donkeys, playing Twister, riding dinosaur props - you name it · complaints about the public sowing sweet peas in upmarket residential, high-value commercial & public spaces started coming in to the police just after midnight · the remains of up to 40 boy racers were found inside a euthanased crocodile in far north Queensland · large cats now dominate our food supplies · BMW is planning to reposition its high-end coupes by bringing back Deus Ex: Mankind Divided to move the city's port & turn the waterfront land into a universal cancer vaccine.

Monday, June 06, 2016


Sunday, June 05, 2016


Get up and fight, sucker

He stood slowly, took a
long drink of water, &
added Mental Health Head-
lines to his news reader.

When I lay a man down he should stay down.

An alternative for open-
minded couples is the
American Indian tribe
known for its totem poles
& the use of pricing
as an incentive mechanism
for stimulating participation.

You have to give him credit. He put up a fight for one and a half rounds.

Don’t let embarrassment get
in the way—it is good
to be reminded that the Xinghua
Metal Wire Mesh Factory
has a genuine cure for baldness.

What’s my name, what’s my name?

“How to maintain my sexual identity in the face of the faggot husband paradox?” The Navajo woman was silent for another moment or two. “This is not a catastrophic situation. In the way we know a real person, except for the crucial fact that fictional others are ideally constituted rather than perceived, we develop higher-order asymptotics. They have some resemblance to shame but little likeness to guilt. It’s something akin to Zeno's most fundamental paradox, according to which a flying arrow is not moving, since at any time it is in one definite place. Additionally, it’s crucially important to monitor humidity within the winecellar.”

So I said; You go out & hit him. I’m tired.

Manifest in every—or
any—empirical manifestation
of the woven mat is a code
expression for prayer time.

Come on, George. Show me something.

The world's largest drug
company just ditched
an educational &
public-interest film project
when they found that the
three major beetle groups
under study were all
coming up one testicle short.

I’m too fast. I’m too smart. I’m too pretty. I should be a postage stamp.

Their wave speed
independent of their
triangulated per-
formance, the
two monks
spoke in riddles
that went back to
Aristotle & Aquinas.

I am the loneliest of boxing’s poet laureates.

The 44-year-old former teen idol
was sentenced to 90 days in a
Boolean prison. So dead AND My Love!

(The punchlines are, of course, the work of Muhammad Ali. R.I.P.)

originally published in Softblow
& later collected in The Codicils

Thursday, June 02, 2016

with Kline in Luxembourg

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

wednesday newstrip

A stunning woman arrested in the States has sent the Sanders campaign into meltdown after her flawless mugshot exposed a 'personal hostility toward the senator' · now that the final installment of Naughty Dog's Uncharted series has been available for a little over two weeks, there has been increased speculation that the gaming studio has begun working on cute cat videos · Apple has been accused of removing a lesbian couple from an international version of its Mother's Day advertisement · it could have been the most devastating invasion of Europe after Attila the Hun, but the attack by the Golden Horde, led by a grandson of Genghis Khan, ended abruptly in AD 1242 when confronted by twenty-five new Customs officers · solar activity has been at very low levels for the past 24 hours following criticism by former congressman Barney Frank.

Monday, May 30, 2016

repast, repaired










Sunday, May 29, 2016

a point of contact

Saturday, May 28, 2016

a found poem

Thursday, May 26, 2016

geographies: Chillagoe 2

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

wednesday newstrip aka sans comment

One of the nation's oldest and most prestigious private schools is being investigated for animal cruelty after footage emerged of students tackling & wrestling sheep & rams during a rugby training camp ∙ a Virginia woman has been charged with animal cruelty after Loudoun County authorities alleged she inhumanely killed 12 to 15 chickens weekly for ritual sacrifices ∙ China denies exporting human meat to African supermarkets ∙ Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would renegotiate America’s role in the U.N. global climate accord ∙ Texas teen shoots, kills three-year-old stepson for jumping on bed ∙ NRA endorses Donald Trump for president.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Today the
postman brought
me a room
to put the
elephant in.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

a campaign speech

Friday, May 20, 2016

a homage to Magritte

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Holy Sonnets unDonne

The Holy Sonnets unDonne is now available from The Red Ceilings Press as a downloadable pdf.

"I did Donne in High School. Redone at University. Thought after that that I'd be done with Donne. But no. Discovered that Donne is one of those precursor poets who, like W. C. Williams & Yeats & Apollinaire, I keep coming back to. The Holy Sonnets unDonne is a belated homage, a small sequence that uses the poems by Donne as a starting point to track how things change across four centuries yet still remain as metaphysical as ever."