Monday, June 23, 2008

Prince Is 50, I am 44

it took me a long time to come to Prince.
Controversy was exactly what he brought

to my life. the first time I spent the night
with an african-american school chum,

I was given Prince:
after Suzuki, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith; and

a secret, bad, uninvited wet grinding;
by a boy Blacker than I'd ever seen -

Prince dampened a cultural orientation
awakened by the Mothership's abandonment...

no longer satisfied by flailing overbites
and embracing Kansas with the resulting grounding ~

lateral slick solitude for sneaktheifery
inspired by kinky White girls

with big hair boyfriends. he inflicted
greater ~ or lesser

damage. curvilinear
violations easier with silky metal hair.

bright white. big hair. aliens
here we are together again.

secure and anxious about time
and her tricky minions.

my cross-dressing son needs
an appropriate role model...

that traumatic love learns.
manifests.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Mouths Of Babes

This entertaining young man presents some of the very reasons I home educate. He evaluates public libraries versus public schools.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Lakshmi Made Mortal

Now is the time to rejoice!
say the medical workers.

(The twin corpse experiences
her only moment of individuality

as a slaughtered pig. No
brain - only limbs and muscles

fattening Indian doctor egos
erasing Euro medical school years

with swift agonising
scalpel sweeps.)

Rejoice! Divinity
unnecessary. Normalcy,

please! normalcy! Paparazzi
click, shrug, flex,

nostrils turn West already
another Goddess is readied.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Emptying The Water Table

five buckets of dirty

water for sunflower

seedlings. we wait

for long bodies

fat brown

faces full of seed

to remind us.