Archive for July, 2013

The Fat Man Has Spoken

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , on July 23, 2013 by dc

He’s the kind of fat man
Who speaks with his weight,

He dribbles when angry
And eats after violence.

He has the smell of autumn
Cloaking winter,

And at his best he has words
That could dig in your chest

And turn like a blade.

He has a forehead
Well mapped,

Teeth like chipped limestone,

And late at night
Polluted by a bad childhood

He grapples women like victims
And growls like a bear.

He is living in bliss,
Time has no need to heal here,

Hear the ignorance roar,

The fat man has spoken,
The room is still wobbling.


The Shame On You

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , on July 18, 2013 by dc

I love the rain,
The endless rain,
The gutter sounds
And flowing drains,
The strangers
Running half insane,
The melodrama
And the pain.

It’s time to feed,
It’s time to train
My eyes
On drunks
Without a name,
And here I stand
All loosened chains
The shame on you.


Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , on July 9, 2013 by dc

I thought about it
Long and hard,

Just like all those
Thinkers from history,

The ones
Often refer to,

The ones
Long dead,

The bearded ones.

I furrowed my brow
And stared into the distance.

I made a low humming sound
And looked down
Towards the ground.

(The pavement had a chunk missing).

I sighed and walked away.

The weight of history
Weighing me down,

All achy knees
And headaches,



Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2013 by dc

Discontentment swells
Like grumbling autumnal clouds
Growling from the hills

This Nothing Night

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , on July 1, 2013 by dc

I love this night,
This nothing night,

All broken lives
And silent fights,

Knuckles all white,
Air bitter tight,

Nothing is said,

No birds in flight.

No one is wrong,
No one is right,

I thank the light,

I love this night,
This restless night,

All melting ice,
No dizzy heights,

It’s digging in
And no one wins,

I love this night,
This nothing night,

TV highlights,
Then sleep.