woensdag 9 juni 2021

A city radiates something special as its inhabitants sleep.

 


A city radiates something special as its inhabitants sleep.

The sounds of morning alarms ring out from

the overpriced houses lining

the small streets of a charming city.

A city that takes a deep breath

every morning

before its inhabitants wake up.

A city that quietly says, in a voice that

maybe only dogs can hear,

go on, go ahead
go ahead and just snooze a little longer

and let us early birds enjoy the peace and quiet

hovering over the otherwise empty and quiet streets

for just a few minutes more.

woensdag 19 mei 2021

Priority.

 

Most everyone has got at least one.

Some folks got more than they

are willing to admit.

While others choose not to take on

any at all. 

 

Some people form groups and these groups

base themselves around certain priorities.

Priorities like saving the planet or the right to bare arms,

or being body weight or gender rights activists.

Some groups make it their priority to go

after other groups whose priorities are in disagreement

with their own. 

 

Some folks see this as a sport or a way to pass the time.

 

I think priorities can be like puzzle pieces, which

in this poem makes society the puzzle.  And people, well they

just keep trying to push their priorities into certain spaces

where they just don’t fit.

 

Which ends up creating a lot of puzzles

that remains incomplete.

 

There are other types of people who take on a priority

just because it feels like a good thing to do.

 

These types of folks are everywhere too.

 

And this whole thing about poetry and this city has always been a priority

of mine.

 

Cause this is,

just what I do.


donderdag 13 mei 2021

Actually

Actually

 

move, move to motivate a fractured world

a world that too often in a time of need

sits dumbfounded upon

its own feeble hands, hands that too often

and otherwise spend days woven together,

as if clasped hands could actually catch mercy

or if mercy and compassion could actually

arrive out of grasping, grasping onto our internal nightmares

instead of actually reaching out with stretched arms

and open hands, hands ready to catch, to comfort or

when necessary actually take a bit of control

of the chaos being instigated by those with

clasped hands or those who still sit upon their hands

equally aware and yet uninterested in doing anything,

anything but clasping their hand in contemplation,

contemplating the end of the conflicts that confine us all

but without actually getting off their asses, to do anything to

help motivate some sort of cohesion for this

fractured world.

 


donderdag 1 april 2021

Crystal ball sees what worries,

 

Brain drain all the same

simple showcase sales today

origin story quick to tell

cerebral real estate is what we sell.

 

Cash for content – question of intent,

what you have to say is no longer relevant,

unsure my footing upon

the playing field I circumvent.

 

Move foward freeze frame

children play the same game

park bench picking daisy’s

know at least five other people

I can accuse of not being lazy.

 

Spring time

cool breeze

sky blue

winters over

thought about

the price paid

for what was stolen

and sold back

to you.

 

And the jury confirmed,

desperation inspires

that which desires.

 


donderdag 25 maart 2021

That if we should, then yes we can

It’s the reach around

words that form meaning

donate dollars to support reason

buy some stuff to satisfy

the cravings of the care we need

back rubs for potential queens

talk show hosts shake their head

serial killers inhabit dreams

saving coupons for upcoming

gang bang groupons,

masturbate excerbate

five star service is how we rate,

telling you the truth is tired

high school teachers living wired

juiced up and plugged in

living off of VR sin,

order out and stay in-

cash flow clogged drains

the slow demise of

fruitful brains,

 

How can we be living free

when all the cameras see

what we can’t see.

 

Esoteric pig-pen

politics of staying zen

back and forth

do it again

decision making

painstaking

ex•ac•er•bate

masturbate

the common good

what was the use

when you said

 

that if we should

then yes we can

 

 

 

 

 

Shopping center

battle ground

murder in

a small town

infant scrollers

comment trollers

going viral, VD

mugshots on their CV

bottom feeders,

twitter feed

tweets from twats

is all i see.

 

Taught to question what I read

makes me wonder

about our democracy.

Should there be another name

for the game

that we are playing,

leading us to believe

that the given choices

make us free,

in this modern world of 

“it’s all for me – democracy”

 

all the rage cage fist fights

movie import insights

politican gaslight

educated suit and tie alt-right

insecure up all night,

the American scheme

is as it seems,

 

How can we be living free

when all the cameras see

what we can’t see.

 

Esoteric pig-pen

politics of staying zen

back and forth

do it again

decision making

painstaking

ex•ac•er•bate

masturbate

the common good

what was the use

when you said

 

that if we should

then yes we can.

 

Guardrails and guide books

selfhelp for the common crook

breadcrumbs for the glutten free

uber drivers of the monarchy

euro dollar system failure

stuff my face with natural fat

no job to pay the income tax

indifference broke the camels back.

 

Natural resource clear cut

talking heads don’t give a fuck

about the way that we bend

rock for light, till the end,

 

life lessons

give or take

slave labor

shallow state

while working

in a cesspool

of dirty water and dead flies

first responders wonder why

insurance costs way too high,

 

Hand out handcuffed

life of luxury looking tough,

see with your eyes

not with your hands

the bedtime story of this land

for when you fail

repossessed and up for sale

who’s got the money for the bail

a deeper debt to pay the fine

sell your home or do the time

hand out handcuffed

just staying sane

is getting tough.

 

 

Esoteric pig-pen

politics of staying zen

back and forth

do it again

decision making

painstaking

ex•ac•er•bate

masturbate

the common good

what was the use

when you said

 

that if we should

then yes we can.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


woensdag 17 maart 2021

Ordered before 17.00 delivered tomorrow, democracy



as if it could be besteld and delivered
slid through the brievenbus
and achteraf betaald or
returned within 30 days
geen vraag.
as if it could be besteld and delivered
via Uber Eats
and placed outside my door by
some young woman who I saw
last singing in some electro-pop band
during the Popronde years before.
as if could be besteld and delivered
by the PTT or whatever company now
owns the post and has bumped the
cost of the postage so high that
to send something found
in the kringloopwinkel to a loved one is
just way too expensive to make it anymore fun
or
worth the while.
as if it could be besteld and delivered
our common sense in an envelope from the GGD
saying that regardless of the current virus issues
tha our mental health status is A-OK and that the blue
envelopes will be postponed for a brighter day,
hahaha no fucking way.
as if it could be besteld and delivered
a sense of common decency
an integral idea of integrity
the simple acceptance of living together
and voting past the issues of you versus me
and of realizing that we should be scared shitless of
the potential uitverkoop of this democracy.

 

zaterdag 13 maart 2021

Eventually we and
it will all go back to normal
and the sun and the moon will continue to do
the electric slide aroud us all.
Eventually we will go back to normal
and continue to eat the youth
so we at middle age
can continue to feel young.
Eventually life will go back to normal
and we will continue to have conversations
about eating our children
in the middle of concerts
and act annoyed when
the young people in the crowd
ask us to be quiet.
Eventually this will all go back to normal
and the streets will flow
with fake gold, imitation Gucci
full of middle aged madmen and
deranged women.
Eventually you and I
will go back to normal
but our appetites
may never be
the same.

A city radiates something special as its inhabitants sleep.

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