Saturday, February 28, 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The importance of small talk in America

The cherub keels over   toward an era of all manner      and I'll translate   that    no  surrender /
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Good, Morning

Are you vegan ?
Are you listening ?
Traffic report smells like lipstick and caffeine
Are  you starving for the revolution and all you see is safety      button  down   gun braced by class clown     color  blind    noun   lie    like      the Fountainhead    Black people   are always   ready  

I wanted to know what he meant by ready 

ready?   Ok.   I still pray  in the Delta    show my face  in LA  show/ face   show yourself    face   yourself   face   I still pray   in the Delta  though    Kind Hearted Woman's  blues   focus on Kierkeggard  and stare  hard at a nigga til  he comes to me in the movies  

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Big Chrome

It would be immoral of us  not to     return  their blows  

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

I play car with the radio martyrs

Papa, Papa,

I've given up trembling

I'm ready to join a country club and trouble the ghosts beneath   us   with  

your mother's empty cassette  cases   my double  inheritance     my flare for rare  tears    I found them, her cases,  filled with  folded angolan  flags    and pictures  of you and Nixon     and a doo rag  in one, no music /   we so  country,  papa,   I was lunging   into a field  negro  I wanted to spring  loose  from  / papa    I dropped to my knees trembling  

and remembered how much you loved to watch westerns    every night at dinner   every night  black  man  sits down with his family praying to cowboys and a damp slab of ham   had  I been   a loyal   daughter  /  bend in the hero  card     and I understand  you    I want my oppressors   to save  me too     I want my oppressors  to save  me   too  

Monday, February 16, 2015