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Her Boyfriend

He felt like a fool running after her so he just walked fast, speeding up and slowing down as alternating waves of anxiety and self-conscio…

Minding

… she performs / her introspection / of the street below…

The Crooked Trail

All the voices had their own little self-conscious echoes. Toward the end all the echoes made the big room with the stone fireplace seem ex…

Interview in Blue

“Yes. I don`t know why he wants to go and discover so many things, dumb things like America…”

Eddie Wakes Up On A Strange Couch

I felt almost human when I woke up but the room was so inky black I had to finger my eyelids to check if they were open, and then I was too…

Pillow Talk

he went on talking, talking, talking… / in his staccato, self-absorbed style / of monologue

Eddie Thinks About Influences

… feeling around back there in time as if it`s suddenly starting to turn cold out here, like trees in the winter…

Wild Bill And The Fine Art Of Misdirection

… Darcy told every body all that stuff himself, whether they wanted to hear it or not. As if he expected them all to get busy and hel…

A Private Dick

Down below around the bottom of the hill I could see where the neon colours of the signs downtown threw a slimy beckoning glow over the emp…

In the Spring, A Young Man

He looked at my neighbour, who was standing in his overalls at the kitchen sink, and croaked, “Hey, man, do you got any aspirin? I do…

Sky

I can still see her little baby fingers reaching up as far as she could…

Oubliette

That was when he heard himself saying, “Don`t I know you from somewhere?”

Chantilly Lace

Of course, she took no notice at all of our antique reactions to things. She started singing that old song of the Big Bopper`s, “Chan…

Dark Art Nouveau

languishing in the skyscrapers in their newly risen cities…

Eulogy for a Psychopath

a hand in the sun, / a hand like a lion`s / purring mouth…

A Hummingbird

… I was standing there / with a darkened mind / and sinking heart / when a hummingbird…

American Prince

has no war-horse to ride, / only hundreds of thousands / of twitter-followers…

White Wedding

She plans to have him / dead, or at least dying, / by the springtime…

The Biker

Fists holding weapons, / unconscious at dawn…

The Last Frontier

Way out west, lonely old cowboys lie in bed and…

Clockwork Desperations

Jealous undercurrent, / don`t look down or you`ll fall…

When I Say “We”

She ran but we caught her – / a woman with a pail / means hot running water…

Back Stage Voice

… in California, the poet / says that the ocean is a / wolf waiting to…

We Have Seen Her Dismantling

… the ugly metallic sculptures that are lurking here, you know, on every single side-street…

Always Have A Back-up Planet

Everywhere it smells like burning garbage and there are only fading memories of the once teeming human millions…

Literacy

The retail and wholesale / of popular cultures: / peacock and nightingale, / enjoyed by vultures.

Back Page News

Lots of people would fight / but they held to their love, / and there’s one ray of light…

Other Moons

All around us, people were / watching it in living-rooms / full of television moon-glow / and…

The Ocean’s Daughter

“So he told this girl that of course he / had been in love once, but that girl / turned out to be a mermaid…”

The Invention of the Electric Guitar

But those electric guitars / were making waves in the air, / so I just laughed and danced away…

Visitors From Another Time

We say to ourselves, / “How could I ever have / been so naive?”

Futuristic Swimming

Someday words will lose their meanings, / when thoughts flow mind to mind…

Tornadoes Can’t Come Downtown

The best make it look so easy, / and then the phonies take the credit…

Another Misunderstood Kiss

… some guy brought her flowers / instead of wine and when the / girl got all snotty about it, …

Unhip

It was sunshine, surf and skinny-dip / until, one day, he lost his grip…

Stratospheres

… wings that flash and / flicker in sunlight, pursued by / relentless squadrons…

Incandescence

After ignition, / you soar like a rocket, / over the moon.

Being Famous

… out into outer space, / where the view is always magnificent – / nothing but the best death for you, baby -

Lithospheres

…where raucous music and / phosphorescent fashions / are steady as a wave / or a pulse that must / start somewhere, so…

To A Purely Hypothetical Hero

My armour wasn’t any good - / he’d always find my weakness.

Change Your Name, Elvis

Sometime in the middle of the night, he began / to wander in the big country, where the deep / space sky knows all about you but…

In A Coffee House

Moaning from her rigid lips, / to get what she deserves, / monotonous…

Cynical Baby Downtown

The mistress of rude assumptions, / cynical baby downtown, / is trying to give us a clue, / displaying the bodily functions…

Alien Love

that hover here and there and move / on again, inquiring persistently for / someone they used to know on this / planet, and sometimes̷…

The Last Live Act

And then, the robots will drag / one of the weak, timid creatures / out into the spotlight and watch / it trying to stay alive…

The Hangman’s Tree

“This man forgot that wrong’s not right, son, / and then he went and took some lives…”

White-out

“I can’t see six feet further / than the windshield of my truck - / I didn’t mean to hurt her - / she just ran out of luc…

They Stand Like Individuals

They stand like individuals, / their heads in the clouds, / and sometimes they have faces…

Psychedelic Blues (a winterlude)

“And do you remember / how angry she was / when you wouldn’t admit…

The Dawn Shadow

All day long, you struggle to / define a certain aftertaste, / while you hurry to mow the lawn…

Ultraviolent

Distant damsels do not dare / display a splash of splendour, / sisters of the solemn stare…

Light-years Away

Light-years away are unknown places; / the truth just can’t be seen from here…

Motive For Amnesia

Her past was not the purest; / she’s a lot more wild than tame, / like a fawn runs through the forest / and the victim gets the bl…

Snow White’s Day-dream in Autumn

… either smiling appealingly and stretching out her bony hand, apple polished and fingers long and yellow, or angered…

A Sign on a Tree

Because no one can see her lately, not since last Hallowe’en, when she walked on our fence sedately…

Evening Birds

My dark thoughts cannot catch / them – the quick patterns of / their flight into the twilight…

Grandma

“This love is like a living force / that makes you move along…”

To Princess Diana

Her Royal Highness, / flag unfurled, / she shares her shyness / with the world.

Can’t Buy A Clue

I’m a used piece of kleenex – I’m soft but I’m strong -

The Contest

“I see you think that ridicule can answer any question…”

The Soap Queen

Assessing T.V. damage, / you have to play a role - / it’s a novel form of language / but it sure does take its toll.

Dragonsong

A red-tongued flame / will taste the same, / when dragon’s flight / speeds through the night.

Psychic in Cyberspace

… and he is probing manfully for that one essential but improbable fact, that microscopic mechanism throbbing sweetly somewhere…

Poetic Hardcopy (a spoof)

For more than thirty years now, he explains, he has been receiving fan-mail from his fan…

An Author Addresses An Aspiring Character

It is quite futile to resist and if I give the plot a twist…

Luxury

Red satin pillows, brass knobs that shine, the mirror up there shows…

The Groupie

.. you’re angry when you play – applause fills up the night, and I am blown away.

The Ravine, 1953

… and then I would go down into the ravine again, where the narrow blue water slid easily between the red clay banks of the stream…

Aromantic

But really, not so much for you as against the male does she bend over and inhale…

Aquarius in Aquarium

… and you were caressing, with a strange intimacy, the doorknob of the bathroom where…

If Only She’d Been Strong

But I’m amazed – he did all right, / ’cause getting married saved his life. / They let me stay there overnight / and I s…

Porn For Dummies

We could go and walk among the animals but they already seem to be hostile for some reason and show us their teeth and claws and…

Majesty

Reason’s rose has perfect blooms, with petals clean and white. Castles have so many rooms…

A Perspicacious Girl

None of them like her anyhow, / but they’d love to watch her fall, / and they ought to realize by now / that she always knows it a…

Gold Fever

There are some stars above the pines, / oscillating back and forth, / then, inexplicably, light shines / like an explosion in the north.

Losing Control

… nervous in the red light – as if anger postponed is somehow sane – and yelling indistinguishable words…

Tea For Three And History

The lost followers search and destroy.

Archeology 101

That’s what I thought, until today, when jungle leaves were pushed away from this gigantic, green-eyed monument…

Cradle To Grave

There is something keeping warm, way down there in the dark, like a shadow taking form only needs a single spark…

The Hit-man

There’s nothing left to believe, and I can’t sleep at night, and now the last one to leave…
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