Sunday, May 12, 2019

the wind

you know the wind
is mighty and awful

whistles about the buildings
there's nowhere the wind doesn't blow

so it does so for nothing
other than create

a curren............t
the wind

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

No blossoms

Spring is condescend

ing, an elaborate ruse,

since spring never sprung.

Sunday, April 21, 2019


Art decorates space.
Music decorates time.
Story decorates the mind.

Sunday, April 14, 2019


Tonight I cut an apron in
half to make a belt

but then he said
about my waistline that

two cords wouldn't make it
to Dublin.

And I couldn't argue with that.
I couldn't argue with that.


Sunday, April 7, 2019

Is spring

They want to spring
they want to blossom
they want to burst.

Pregnant branches
the buds
the inevitability

and so spring


Saturday, April 6, 2019

language, delicate

Language feels so delicate sometimes
writing sentences is the worst thing you can do

so then you do it anyway just
a couple lines then you

realize it's not language, delicate,
it's you.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Missed St. Patrick's Day

There once was a fella from Toronto

Who wanted St. Paddy's Day pronto

But he himmed and he hawed

And eventually maud-

lin That poor auld fella from Toronto

Wednesday, March 27, 2019


Crisp light. High Park sub

way station. Hawkish circles.

Cherry blossoms bloom.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


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

Sunday, June 9, 2013

after notes from underground


you know

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

working class