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the switchman

28 May

i sit in the bathtub,
not too often,
but the next time i do,
i will watch the water slither towards the drain and
remember that
water wears down everything and
it will do me too.
then after that,
i’ll exit the tub,
dry off,
and cut some vegetables in the nude.

painting by colorsetbrushes


if i were a cloud…

21 Sep

i’d be one of those giant cauliflower cumalumbalus clouds on a hot humid day when the future is always steamy and up ahead and advancing quickly is another giant cauliflower cumalumbalus cloud and we merge into one.

as is the old port

20 Sep

a church organ’s massive pipes give way to horse feet clapping cobblestone fade away to the strum of Spanish guitar replaced by the hoooooo and sssssss of wind through leaves in soft percussion that was always there.


8 Sep

the wind speaks.
i thought it said, “any desire will do”
so i said “make the world a strange place!”
within minutes,
spruce tree branches started to wave.


even if we swear to tell the truth…

29 Aug

there will most likely be dozens of versions of what just happened on the corner of Birch and Benglehoff and so a wind sock could be…..
wild and wacky,
flexible and content
doing some sort of wababatooba dance
very cool
very hot if ignited and would probably melt
an ancient manifestation
a crack head at a party
something to aspire to be
and so on……

in the marshland…

28 Aug

the grasses are tall.
they bend and bow like windsocks at used car lots.
bending and bowing,
in praise of life,
in praise of anyone who walks by.
i feel better already and bow back,
in praise of grass,
in praise of life.

as barn doors open

27 Aug

i was walking along the saint lawrence river the other day
when a great smell hit me really hard.
like a warm pocket so sudden while swimming in the ocean.
i felt drunk,
totally obsessed by that smell.
got me wondering if we could see smells….
maybe people driving cars with windows open might suddenly stop,
lost in a rapture.
they might even get out of the car and wander around sniffing things.
then humans and animals would be almost indistinguishable.

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