Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Happy Birthday

Birthday depression 
Is a legitimate thing 
Older -

And all the things 
I haven't done -
And all the things I'm 
Too old to do -

One can always count 
Ones blessings -
One can give thanks for 
Enough to eat and 
A place to sleep 

One can
Pick oneself up 
Have another cup 
Of coffee 

And please remind me 
That these grey cloudy days 
Are the price we pay 
For living near the ocean 
It's one hundred degrees 
Inland !

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The usa

Black like me 
Was a book 
I believe 

I remember coming up against 
Affirmative Action -
No way 
To get a job 

So to pretend 
To be someone else 
Might have made sense 
To some 

To change ones name 
To exist 
To survive 

It shows how nuts we've become 
To legislate 
What we are and what 
We can do 

And to give all the jobs 
Away to other countries too 

What's the world 
Coming to ? 
Or at least 
     The usa.

Monday, June 15, 2015


What to do 
What to do 
I overhear someone talking about 
     Doing things 
He speaks quickly 
And talks about money 
Having plans 
Blaming others 
Drinking more 
He seems to be trying 
To impress 
Some girl 
Can't get a word in 
She seems to be much poorer than 
Wonder where that relationship 
Is going ?
She needs to run fast 
     And far -
Or marry him 
This being 
A community property 


Friday, June 5, 2015


Having sent my first message 
With Siri 
-i know I'm way behind 
     The times-

But I've read way 
     Too much 
Science fiction 
Not to be 
A little bit 

What if. 
What then. 

You know it's gonna happen 
I am cynical enough 
To know-

To know it's 
Gonna happen 

Has to 

They are way smarter 
     Than us 
     In some ways 
And humility
Would have to be 
Programmed in
And who upon the earth
True humility
True patience
     I'm not gonna blow u up 
     Because you're stupid 
     And you're buggin me -


Who knows that and who will 
Teach it to 
All the Siri's
In all the world 
All the "foreign countries"
Who don't wish each other well 
Will be teaching their respective Siri's
To tell each other 
To go to Hell! 

So let's not think to much
     About it 
Let's just drink our 
And make our way 
To go to the garden store 

And buy a flower.