Sunday, July 19, 2015

The tiniest little "no"


Fuck your

Government job
Favorite restaurant 
Smoked Gouda 
Import record collection
Netflix cue
iPad cover
Lawyer girlfriend
Matching tie
Humanitarian vacations
Derivative hobby band
Instagram account
Middle class education
Nostalgia impulses
Gelato selection
Bonuses and promotions
Misplaced hesitations 

You can't make art under these conditions 

Friday, July 3, 2015

Careering



I've had too many careers
That have taken me away from you
The bus driving and bartending had to stop
The accounting I still do

Massage therapy left me a pile of nerves
The yoga shala bent me in half
The drug dealing had some potential
But I realized I'd never relax

Always up at seven
Always leaving your bed
Creating a vertical world
With pants on for lunch
Was more than I could bear

So now I don't leave your side
As a sort of emotional tool
That you can move with your mind
I'm very good at what I do

The hammer will have to wait
The stethoscope's there in the bag
The pen's been broken in half
The ink trails down your legs

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Put that shit on vibrate

Believe it or not, there's nothing to do now No one to talk to and absolutely no news Your friends are all working Taking care of loved ones They've temporarily forgotten anything outside Of the here and now (Meaning you) Soon they'll get online Tomorrow they'll like your status  But right now would be a great time To reflect on your madness

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Service Dogs

Service dogs

In a city of eight million
A woman rides the train
With her service dog

The dog helps her
With the emotional
Trauma of living

In the world's
Richest city
And feeling like

She's the only one
Without love
Or money

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

It's Just Not Now

I have these moments Where I forget  What I'm feeling  On the bus or in the park Just for a moment Before my life resumes I could be Anything at all Carbon-based  Outer space dust Mixed with water  The mind wanders far Returning to this life With a cue  from my memories Igniting my brow Muscles contract Nerves react  To some indignity  Pressing on me now What was that? How should I react? Yes, I remember This particular “now"

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Paid Likes

Paid Likes I work hard for the money It travels the world To a deli in New Delhi Near a call center So hard for the money With Chinese guitars In a lonely room At an open mic bar I give it away To be your friend Out of some desire To take things up a level Should practice more Find some time To work harder for  These newly paid likes