Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Grand Total 4.263

We saw the agent of destruction
And he was white and silly
Making us comfortable
And our comfort was owed to us
The grand total brought us forward
Leaving the losers behind
Making us comfortable
I wish your blood was propane
So you would explode while smoking
I wish your organs were full of natural gas
So blue fire would burst through your skin
I wish you would have described to me
The agent
It was too much for you to trust
That we would get the joke
And now we will load you like tinder and pitch our full containers forward
Into the conflagration
And it will be funny

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Drinking Your Sorrows Away

I have been drinking your sorrows away
And you seemed pretty sad today
So I have kept my pledge with stoicism
To the point that I am a fucked up organism
But I was fucked up before my declaration
That I would imbibe on behalf of your station
So while your eyes become leaky with primitive tears
I order one more delicious craft beer

Friday, August 3, 2012

Once the Infected

Our outer perimeter was overrun
Once the infected had an advantage
We were the lesser species
We would give way to a new global order
Not ruled by politics or economy
But by flesh and agony

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Lay on cot
That's the spot
Denim cot spot
Wet spot
So hot
So goddamned hot

Monday, July 30, 2012

Spindle Lamp Tendril

You shut off the faucet
And you hate the dryness
What on this fuck's earth
Am I supposed to do with that?
I used the grill-burns on my forearms
To highlight my alcohol problem
And you wanted the perfect sauce
With which to eat my arms
With which to eat
My fucking arms
You're eating my arms

Monday, May 7, 2012

Pedestrians Reallocated 4.270

They ran our drugs
Some had bugs
Their gaits trod ineptly
Due to drugs and bugs
The sidewalks filled
Some insects killed
Between shoe leather and cement
Pedestrians thrilled
We are the products of reallocation
All we ever demanded was a sidewalk nation
We are the end result of the reallocation
We use drugs mixed with bugs to ensure penetration
We use all of our love
To avoid isolation

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Abnormal Geometry 2.6701a

this toast is good
have some of this good toast
you wouldn't know good toast
if it hit you in the face
have some of my good toast
I will train you to recognize
good toast from bad
because I am a toast coach

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Platitute(s) 2.213

words with your father
when you knew he was sick
words like "rotisserie"
and "onanism" flew freely
because for once
the playing field was even

Monday, April 9, 2012

Measure of Comfort 2.61

I stopped writing
And then I used MOC 2.61
(hospice workers and good nuns)
Hospice workers and good nuns agree
MOC 2.61 is a shield against woe
We who pull from the benefit know

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Data Symposium (Seasonal Affective Disorder Variant 2.045)

we held hands at the Data Symposium
and kissed on the steps of your front steps
you told me how your electrical bills had lowered
since you switched to the blue LED lightbox
that you bought from Lloyd's Pharmacy
I asked why you didn't just take pills
like normal people
and you told me about the dream you had
where Shuji Nakamura borrowed your cutlery

Monday, March 19, 2012

Permission Template

you rescued an idea
from that dick at IKEA
who made you have that dream
about Ann Landers
you had borrowed her apron
with the Raiders logo
so you could buy a scratcher
for the frosting lottery

Friday, March 9, 2012

Severity of Illness Comparison Chart page 32

I'm fixin' to lose my shit
over a love I can never quit
some choose women
while others choose men
and I choose the love
of never caring again
there have been many who have walked out
thinking I would fall apart
but my breakdown is following the logarithmic scale
just look at page 32 of the Severity of Illness Comparison Chart

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Cough Vector Bacterium Intersect 2.702

taking pills
is fun
I take pills
and have fun
let's take these pills
let's have some fun
I prefer these pills
manufactured with the patented process
of Cough Vector Bacterium Intersect 2.702
because pills manufactured with the patented process
of Cough Vector Bacterium Intersect 2.702
are more fun

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Thwartage Fetch Scenario 2.874

we did not use zeroes as per your instruction
which made our nights at the lab a living hell
sure, we had some down time when we played "Yell Hole"
but we would always clean up and get back to work

after what seemed like four long years
(it was exactly four years straddling the millennium)
we submitted your proposal for review
and it was reviewed and rejected by the committee

now we find ourselves six years later
sharing a table at the Thwartage Fetch Conference in San Jose
and you are being hailed as a visionary
who could play a mean game of "Yell Hole"

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Earthen Passageway

the cave was a musty cave
littered with the skeletons
of NPR reporters
Lakshmi Singh was clutching a goblet
and Kai Ryssdal had an extra leg
the only light source was the tuning panel
of a Bang Olufsen receiver
plugged in next to the blender

Monday, February 27, 2012

Vast Compounding

you talked up the plutocracy
and bought the pricey sliders
expensive tiny sandwiches
are best when they're insiders

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Street Assessment (Polity)

I was named after the street I grew up on
I was named after the street I grew up on
My name is Thirty-First
I was taught how to gauge the tension
I was warned about what not to mention
It's a blessing, not a curse
Understanding markets is a patterned lonely process
I've seen the fallout in the office
When the trending scale is wrong
So please pardon my excess
When I ask that you should address
All the things you say are wrong

Impunity Representative Volume 4.214

the elder abuse case was dropped
because the noodling of the needy is sanctioned
by three agencies
(two of them start with the letter "R")
so don't tell me about future returns
unless you're willing to put it in writing
because the video is just sick

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Grid Dynamism Section 3.217

I want to electrocute myself
but then again, I don't
I want to make something of myself
but I know I won't
I want to retire and sleep all day
but I know if I did
I'd electrocute myself
If I ever retire
I will die in a fire
an electrical fire
won't that be something?

Monday, February 20, 2012

Enrolled Agent Build 04.272

I will celebrate the death of the business
and your eventual return to the Los Angeles club scene
with your Echo Park pajamas
and your Cyndi Lauper death mask
good times are just around the corner

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Joist Feathering

radiation from group 7
changed the mood at Manker Flats
heat passed from cold to hot that night
allowing the steel shapes of animals
a few unsanctioned moments
to feel alive in the harsh halogen glow

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Transaction Build 04.271

don't say flagrant
because if dumbsourcing is your bag
you've got it in the bag
I can't help that you got fired
and I didn't get you fired
but I might have tried
if I had known they would listen
Transaction Build 04.271 was a triumph
we think about your face
with an "X" through it