Friday, March 13, 2009

Four Poems



She Believed In God

She believed in God
because
she said that
if you told Him your plans
you could hear
God
laugh.





The End of the World

The end of the world was on a Friday when
there was nothing good
on TV

The end of the world was
preceded by a loud
whirring sound

The end of the world meant
no more
live Dead

The end of the world was
not a boon
for the greeting card industry





I Used the Letters In Your Name

I used the letters
in your name
to spell
freedom
and
thanksgiving
and
xylophone
and
I mixed the
letters that I had
leftover
with water and soil
and built a house





Something Andrea Said

I remember something you said
when Mint Minus died,
"The problem is, rats don't live that long."
Earlier today I saw that it's been 14 years
since Jerry Garcia died.
It feels like ten years since JFK.
Bob Dylan said, "Time is a jet plane, it moves so fast."
But it's not just rats, or cats, it's all of us.
We're all fucking butterflies.

Look at the light.

Pretty.

Bye.

3 comments:

Gregory Seigworth said...

That third one I like especially. -- Greg

Mike Streif said...

Hi. Yesterday was also Jack Kerouac's birthday.

Stan Denski said...

Check out Mike's writing at http://www.luxtempor.blogspot.com/

Excellent blog.