One More Day

Where the field is green, the rooster wakes. Where it’s brown, it mocks. So says me but the rooster only crows. That’s it, a word could bear three meanings, depending on the size of the viewer’s pocket. Geckos rejoice beans have beetles; cooks complain beetles are in beans. And that is what cannot merge religions…

VANESSA

Gentlemanly me lay upside down; Content, dreamless, not being a clown. But then Vanessa came into town And well, trouble became of my crown. Vanny got an apartment downtown, Got two labia dogs from Mrs. Browne. If you pass, you must frown. If you don’t, you must drown. I let grasses grow at my door,…

Soliloquy III

While in school I was king; At my door lasses would sing, But now that only memories ring, Even the homely refuses to cling. I hear not the ticking of clock, Long enough alone in my block, Write and read, evening on a walk, Still unsung, no dame would knock I cannot love two at…

Soliloquy II

Day dawned not nice in me pockets And I have feelings for Wura But dame flaunts her anklets Alongside her friend, Aurora. Folks fuel me after the señora So I dress nice to rich banquets My modern Sodom and Gomorrah From which I return in caskets. Friends assure my skills are enough To attract any…

A MAN

Night dreams, morning dreams! Babyish, child-like, a man seems! Touches provoking genital streams! Eyes of man, banjo beams! Blind eyes on fleshy mounds Stir protrusion in clothed grounds, And silky homes turn battlegrounds, Oh no, oh yes, several rounds. Where I love I last not, Beatrice begs I lick her pot. Feelings absent, I shoot…

SAIL FOREVER

The smile of the sun dons the day with light, its garment billowing through the sad secrets of happy faces. It’s a new day, an arrival repeated in a trillion times, which of course never fails to mock the dreams that are but will never be; the passion of a body circling the sun in…

So Much of Nothing

Here, planters swallow reapers, Reapers, not eaters; Eaters, never touched the soil, Yet, theirs are wells of oil; Eaters never a seed planted, Yet, the fruits in their house seated. Our pains than our gains, On our gains they reign, Our harvest vast, But, daily we fast; So much to spend, Nothing to buy; So…

Presidential Service

The one face theirs, the other Master’s, Master says smile and serve, They smile with bleeding hungry hearts, The room is empty once they’re in: Deaf, dumb and blind they turn, Until a clap says otherwise or a bell, Sometimes, a slap, Like monumental effigies they decorate a corner, Of the dinning, in the dinning…

September 29

It’s my birthday today. Let’s pop champagne!!!

The Rat’s Case

​A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. What food might this contain?” The mouse wondered – he was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap. Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning: There is a mousetrap in the house! There is…

The Gresford Disaster

​You’ve heard of the Gresford disaster, The terrible price that was paid; Two hundred and forty two colliers were lost And three men of a rescue brigade. It occurred in the month of September; At three in the morning that pit Was wracked by a violent explosion In the Dennis where dust lay so thick….

​Unhappy Hour

It’s five oh one; I’m in my car And speeding to my fav’rite bar To join the same old sots and schmoes To swap our lies and drown our woes. I start with double whiskey straight. I’m having trouble with my weight. A gin and tonic next I’ve got. My drinking’s chronic, but so what?…