Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Ban

the ban wasn't them     and many groups are
politicians of power

artists quate security underground
contracts that stated the happy road

will     until no
the board is mental

people could mccarthyism pression

ban on decision?     stabbings?
the light keeps changing
think of me     a lot of people
it seems someone question:
presence like money
isn't hollow

from The Troubles (1993)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

mickey mouse's nose

mickey mouse's       nose
opens up a missle nose appears
his voice gets deeper     pointlessly as
one sees sharp teeth
he gets down on all fours
wheels sprout
the voice threatens
the little red pants splotch insignia
everybody salutes

we have spent billions for this
and picnic our children on a hillside to watch
they play with their plastic cartoon characters
there is wind in the trees
the monster below us spins tries to keep up
its wheels seem mudproof
the crowd applauds
this circling

from The Troubles (1993)

Friday, March 1, 2013

Political Hope Poem

the building has to offer and
inhospitable weather

hand on the roof i know is no
turned to iron has to wink
a tyger's eye

the rest of this foreign see stormy
born     is
and the golden age of drink
taste water     flavor
and the fourth consecutive increase
the roof's monotony

you're back
you're back
but it was coming anyway

from The Troubles (1993)