but I'm also peering down the barrel
of a bag of sea salt and vinegar chips.
Grabby fingers poised and ready,
picking the small bits of sour
for the grace of twisted mouth.
but my gaze is fixed.
The greasy silver cradles the crunchy glories,
all puffed through with bubbles and twists,
folding over on their own delicious knees,
ecstatic to meet
the grinding altar of my teeth.
My little poem for dVerse's Thursday OpenLinkNight #193! Any poem will do, they say, so here's to potato chips!
They understand commerce,
that when someone gives you something
(like scraps of food)
they're going to want something in return.
that shiny things usually suffice.
So they lay the bright things by,
waiting for the generous stoop-sitters
to give them a reason
to come down from the wire
My first attempt at a dVerse prompt! This poem is a response to April 4th's "anthropomorphism" prompt. I hope I did this right!
Stand in one spot
and see how many people
say the same thing to each other
as they pass by it.
I took for granted
that it was embarrassing
to say what had already been said
and wanted to shush the trite obviousness.
Yes, I know this is incredibly belated...but I wanted to say thank you to David Callaway and everyone over at the Black Lab Gallery; I had an amazing time featuring at the Poetry Lab back in November!
Most of my Pulp books are gone, but I've got still got one or two to sell and the Black Lab Gallery has the rest.
I'm only psychic alternate Tuesdays--
just enough to toe-keep the gang.
Watch me unmasking your surprises
and translating your glances all day
until visible night-stars
dump me into
Come back with games and now I'm calm,
let me organize your ways with my means.
I can wave my arms and legs and
make it all make sense.
When I'm right I'm right and
I'll even rose you.
And then maybe I'll yell hot and tired at you,
pissy glare, grump on the steps,
but so help you I'll enjoy those roses.
I wrote this a while back, but I like it and wanted to share it with everyone, so I'm using it as my dVerse OpenLinkNight #194 poem. OpenLinkNight is dealer's choice on poems. Constructive criticism welcomed!
For those of you who don't already know, I will be featuring at Van Slam tomorrow, Vancouver, BC's amazing weekly event! The show starts at 8:00pm, but it's recommended you arrive by 6:45 if you want a seat. Cafe Deux Soleils fills up fast!
Café Deux Soleils,
2096 Commercial Dr,
Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 4B2 Canada
I am proud to unveil my new book! It's called Pulp. It's about fruit and sex and you can buy it here.