Spun Out

Seriously man, you got that shit up at like 12, fuck 11

I understand, but dial it down a little …

Relax man, it’s not fashionable to burst out amidst the pack

despite the desire to attack the fascists massacring the underserved

How do you want it?

Pasturzied processed and packaged?

Just add water? You want fries with that?

We’re tailgating a manufactured reaction.

He just smiles and laughs

Arms crossed, crass as the day

the ghosts first spoke to him

and said,

You never die, you never live

and this ain’t a dream,

so feed ’em what you’re bleeding

and cut the cookie-cutter in half

Social Anxiety

I want to rearrange the tree

hopeful little gardener,

won’t you please pull me

some weeds

Now we crossed the caverns

only to find a labyrinth

fashioning a map,

we drew our dreams

mathematically aligned with our aspirations

admonitions limbered up the legend

marking an X at every left turn

Right being attached to wrong

when we’d rather be playing.

Singing our songs,

hollow as the pipe we’re floatin’

these melodies over

Ripe as the fire

for nursery rhymes, books,

and statutes of limitation.

Lady Liberty is parading around,

drunk naked and aimless …

so which one of you brave


wanna jump on this bomb?

Hit the switch kid,

and welcome to a whole new world

of existence

where bliss is the forest

and you’re still trapped in the lab

tryin’ to devise an escape from the habits

gettin’ tagged by needles and mirrors

seein’ scenes faded by memories

relivin’ the days when you pages

weren’t filled with

chicken, clucking out eyes.

Already blinded by the audience.

Good night! Good day!

You haven’t seen enough

to know the difference

still whittlin’ a way at your spine

carving a niche for the wings

Icarus shouldn’t be so lucky

ya dumb schmuck

more concerned about

how it looks

than getting burned by the sun

shit ain’t a candle,

and you aren’t the wind.

Just another bag

meant for a body.

To be manipulated

maintained, and manicured …

like a lawn.





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