Reading The Entrails

—Originally published at MiPo (online, ’04) and reposted here for The Daily Post’s prompt: Puncture

Reading The Entrails

Bernie had a hole in his belly
as big as your head
for a minute
and Carole Anne
had the sweetest lips
the longest legs
and the driest thirst
for Cuervo
as she slipped
into darkness
like Bernie
forever
but slower

I’m gonna be
lonely as hell
today
horny as hell tonight

Throwback Tanka

He loves his cassettes.
(He knows that they’re old-fashioned)
He loves 8-tracks, too.
Tape holds his life together.
He’s got microphonic ears.

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Taper
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Victor, Triumphant

It’s a loser’s game and he plays it
like a master; decides to live only
for the fish.
…………………..He puts on his little
bow tie, but on his way to church
he pisses his pants.
………………………….His brother, as
usual, gets lost; comes home late
from an early morning overdose
and an afternoon conference call
with mayhem.
……………………His mother tells him
she has spoken with his brother’s
beer, but the sixpack wasn’t really
listening.
……………….He couldn’t care less.
He’s got a bow tie and a crucifix.

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Triumph
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Six Word Saturday

In Ten Days, A Giant Joint

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Of course, they’ve promised me copious opioids to help me through the first few weeks of recovery, so I probably won’t need any reefer.

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Bummer.

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Catch the 6WS buzz HERE

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NOPE

                                       There’s no rain
                                       there’s no me
                                       I’m telling ya man
                                       sure as shit
………………………………………………. –Kerouac

Turn it over tenderly
turn it over tenderly

shhhh shhh sh
look at this a minute
see look how it’s dark
see how it’s dark here
how it curves how it’s
hard to see look at it
look at it lookit this
man I’m tellin ya
sure as shit see it’s
hardly even here this minute.

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Tender
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