Proofs of Purchase

The following thoughts have filtered from a mind that has been oversaturated with images, screams, romance, text, and sounds since The Carter Administration. If you are not satisfied, then I recommend a double chocolate brownie from Starbucks with a tall bold of the day.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Broken Face

Steve Biko broke the rules
Because the rules of apartheid needed to be broken
Sometimes, breaking the rules is bad
Oftentimes, some get all the breaks
A broke slave has busted pockets
That indomitable spirit, though, broke the chains
As broken iron fell to the soil
Digital wires today are breaking boundaries
Of the nation-state, who breaks to save dying currency
After issuing broke loan documents
Leaving homes broken in spirit worldwide
Breaking Bad does pay for television ads
Bryan Cranston breaks out of Malcom's middle on top
Being broke is eating cereal with a fork to save milk
In a broken moonlight
Where the fire is breaking in a dance
An even split from the land

Monday, November 8, 2010

The Red Planet

You shave the face of yesterday
Your city eyelids stop and start
Your boss lives inside your head
Your shower head streams live chills
Months of red
You still want a flame from high school
Your subway seat holds big raindrops
Your price tag reads $2.99
Your socks have toe holes in them
Months of red
Your colleagues don't trust you once
Your work outfit is just some clothes
Your sweat glands don't work indoors
Your heart beats slower than dub
Months of red
You are the king of dilettantes
You eat the bread of stale and dry
You play a silent wood oboe
You sink deeper than you know
Months of red

Really Blue

Knowing the enemy
Takes the open sixth sense
Simmering, sugary
Taking over briefly
Killing all your spring dreams
I still laugh out loud
As one
Teasing your memories
Dying to fly through breeze
I drive on the tarmac
With nerves that hold still
Shaking star poetry
Bounce with cacophony
I take
Your clouds
And blow them to splits
Past the veins, physically
Darkened with ancestry
Business, only, strictly

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Nights In White Notebooks

I draw the acronym
To a page of substance
Style Wars magnet
Twirled into a prefix
These phrases lick paper to taste
Test minds thrice time
Keeper of the vocab
Spellbowl bound
For the 22
Second sentry
Before night falls