Wednesday, January 8, 2014

MLK

you say the good defeated
is better than evil
triumphant
?
but then
who is left to
turn the hour glass

Sunday, June 9, 2013

after notes from underground

great

you know
great

but all I've seen since the crash
is a redefinition of what it means to be

working class

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Spring fever

I have an allegory

maybe to authority

it's not serious

just pollen in the air

The Fern Cat by Remedios Varo

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Ascension

What if poetry was the first revolution
only to be checked by prose?

What if writing meant enslavement
the icon signified the state?

What if producing and consuming
words

Sunday, November 18, 2012

for/against

In Labrador some say they're for Muskrat Falls
to mean they want to save a river.
In Newfoundland some say they're for Muskrat Falls
to mean they want to build a dam.

Is that just dissonance
or the cost of having to be for or against?


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Crow 2012

yesterday I was full of happiness and today I am rich in gold
yesterday I took a snip of wind and today I walk with broken wings

forgive me

it's the postmodern way

I do as they do
not as they say

Thursday, May 17, 2012

what trickster said

all law springs from lawlessness
all order springs from discontent

it's a double hook
and there's a policeman in my head

paid from the rich man's pocket
to keep the poor man's politics

from spilling over the dam

Monday, April 16, 2012

says i

a fella says to me he says

when you make statements
it's like you're tossing balls up in the air
hoping someone will catch one

yes i says says i
except it's more like throwing knives

After K. C.

in truth we said nothing
so in lies we said it all

what else are you going to tell people?
that utopianism is the belief

things can stay the same forever?
that lacking the will isn't the same

as needing a rationale?
that resistance in the meantime

is justified? no.
you tell them everything's fine

just keep shopping