my grandmother had a serious gas
we only saw her on Sunday.
she’d sit down to dinner
and she’d have gas.
there’s a bluebird in my heart tha…
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I’m not goi…
to let anybody see
“you know,” she said, “you were at
the bar so you didn’t see
but I danced with this guy.
we danced and we danced
shot in the eye
shot in the brain
shot in the ass
shot like a flower in the dance
amazing how death wins hands down
the German hotel was very strange…
double doors to the rooms, very th…
looked the park and the vasser ter…
it was usually too late for breakf…
would be everywhere changing sheet…
and the sun wields mercy
but like a jet torch carried to hi…
and the jets whip across its sight
and rockets leap like toads,
and the boys get out the maps
this fear of being what they are:
at least they are not out on the s…
are careful to stay indoors, those
pasty mad who sit alone before the…
I have lain in bed all day
but I have written one poem
and I am up now
looking out the window
and like a novelist might say
he was 65, his wife was 66, had
he had cancer of the
even in calmer times
have I ever
bicycling through that
Go to Tibet.
Ride a camel.
Read the Bible.
Dye your shoes blue.
Grow a Beard.
I got in the shower
and burned my balls
met this painter called Spain,
no, he was a cartoonist,
a girlfriend came in
built me a bed
scrubbed and waxed the kitchen flo…
scrubbed the walls
when Whitman wrote, “I sing the b…
I know what he
I know what he
often it is the only
between you and