my heart is a dark, warm bread
A Gardener with Weed in Hand

O, cursed weed, how now thou art cut down
By a gardener's harsh frown
Thy delicate leaves and stems been shorn
By the falling of thy head, forlorn.
Thy beauty in verdure and freshness of new
Didst not last a season true.
The morning dew and the setting sun
Shall no more grace thee, thy days are done.
The gardener, with heavy hands
Hath snuffed thy life, with no remands.
Thy fragile form, a withered wreck
Will soon be gone, no trace in check
For now thy life's last breath
Been snipped in the silence of death
O, wretched weed, thy sorrowful plight
Hath ended thy life, this night
So quietly and whimpering,
Under the stars’ still reaching light
A Poem About Sooty Venus

O mud of soot, wet and deep.
Thou art upon our dear Venus,
the one in flip-flops we keep.
Though it may not be quite fair,
We have to walk through thee everywhere!
The air is filled with thy smell;
It covers us from toe to well.
What can one do but try-
To wash away this muck and dry?
Our soles are stained by the tarry mess,
And all that once was neatness, is less.
But what other way could there be?
To travel without getting on thy knee?
Oh muddy soot, thou dost make us cry and laugh;
For no matter how hard, we scrub off your path!
So come whatever may -- rain or shine --
We'll cross thee 'til the end of time!
Savoring Prometheus‘ liver with Shakespeare’s Quill

As a vulture, I must say,
To savor Prometheus' liver
Is a delicacy in every way
That I'd relish forever.
The taste, so sweet, like a nectar divine
On a plate, it makes a quaint shine
Crisp, yet still succulent and tender
A feast worthy of more than gander.
The aroma, a heavenly delight
Surrounds me and guides my flight
My beak ready to partake
In this secret, and forbidden steak.
My hunger sated, and with glee
I can finally see
That Prometheus' liver
Is the best fancy for me.
I love it when you dm cat memes

O woeful cat, with eyes of blue,
Thy fur so soft, and sad face too,
Why do you look so sorrowful?
Perhaps, thy life has been so cruel.
To see such moping, so forlorn,
Brought to us in pixels borne,
Thy sadness so far-reaching,
That it brings us to weeping.
What dire fate hath thou befallen?
What sorrow hast thou withheld,
For all these weeks, and months,and years,
We've wondered, and held back our tears.
Thou art the subject of our whimsy,
A meme, for all to see,
But I wonder, has thy pain eased,
From all the attention, we give thee?

Present Present

All the lazy nuggets
surrounding your neck
Strung along at equal lengths
From A to B to C to D,
on that dainty rolo strand:
They’re black pearl teardrops
Replying to intruders.
Throwing shade,
in resemblance
of a stormy and metallic sea.
Along with mewls you can hear
During dinner
During bath time
During sleep
During dreaming
During coding
During smashing
During fucking.
During prayer.
Before long,
they'll be detaching,
as teeth customarily do.
Oh, hither:
a stamp of approval
For a depreciated,
edentulous bijoux,
And a disappearing shore.
The smoke machine is on.
Enjoying the solo danse lente
As never before...

Deleting the Sadistic Joys

I don’t want wine-label photos of your
“Tonight’s try outs”
I don’t want frilly, meaningless sh1t
Off the internet
No references
No crying at the opera.
No emails with diagrams.
No pinky rings with monograms.
No Valentine rose,
No photos of me
on your hard drive
spreading my legs in silky pantyhose.
No prose
No poetry
No Japanese tea.
No mornings with Italian pastry.
No more photos of me
With my sweatpants down
Lying on a rock at the top of a hill.
No white-chalky figurine
on the bedroom window sill.
No morning quail trill.
No older person to pick up the bill.
No new dress to impress.
This toad didn't princess.
it didn't have success
Unless- went as
a flirty drama artist
At the podiatrist:
Went there for a fractured toe
And turned into an Grindr hoe.
No Mini DV footage of us fucking.
No me-and-you cartoon-collage making.
No getting money from under the cat,
No fun-activity
carving mermaids and swans
out of Camay-Classic soap bars.
No mid watercolors with the likeness of me
No hearts made out of < and 3,
No riffs of shitty rock-and-roll.
No more loss of voice control.
No lying on my timeline.
This came undone in front of everyone

She took the man with beard,
cane and baby fat ankles
squeezing his last jovial breath,
guilt wrapping needless gifts
like tawdry lace
and ribbons of the world wide web
she lied about and said:
I had them custom-made for ground control
They have the name I never say on them,
Yours truly - the one and only gifter.
Left behind for others to ingest
a clump of colored linty hair
Like an infernal toddler
or maybe you, a hand-me-down sweater.
I tried to mend its holes and missing sectors,
And hurt my fingers in sharp sewing needles.
My skin got scratched
by all its rough and ornate edges.
It didn’t fit me well at all and crushed my guts
then bones,
then my affection:
too macho for a figurine!
too fake a language for girls on the internet
too cool for winter and for school.
too mid.
too pseudo.
too stubbly for oral.
too far from real roses.
It's someone from the internet
So crush
So fun
We say hello
Through electronic text

Loving gestures:
A meme in place of deli roses

I have
Never had
Such a trained animal.
Looking at me
From an oblique position
After stepping in a muddy Puddle

To the Wind:
You dirty, sooty, sweeping broom
To the Fog:Lift up your skirt and shelter me.
Veil me from the valley monster.