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.
The day has arrived! My wonderful readers, I know some of you are poets too. As writers, we want to share our creations with the world...but sometimes the world gets sticky fingers. As I am the only practicing lawyer who is simultaneously a performing slam poet that I know, I want to do what I can to help out my community in the ways only I can, and what I can do and want to do is protect your chapbooks from plagiarism!
Visit my newest website for more information on how this all works, you lovely, sensible poets.