Wednesday, January 3, 2024

The First Few Minutes of Into The Wild


Raised letters on steel plates
bolted tiny corners
bottoms of railroad cars
tracks like stitches laid
across snowy wilted wilderness

their division never rejoins
imprints wedged on land
like stitches reunite
frayed tendons
or severed skin

more like body modification
on this day so drastic
a stark contrast
to white-out sky
or prickly bristles
hinting in the snow

raised letters across metal
signs blood dripping
making fresh indentions in the snow
tracking whereabouts
marking fresh prey
slipping from one vessel
to further destinations

excavating an endpoint
division eschewed
division driving outcome
despite itself
its final resting place
arrived at honestly
through flawed means

MM 1.3.2024

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Apocalypse, Ongoing

string of asterisks
splayed in shadowed bold text
pressed for eternity
  the key
flows across space
 into format
next line
  adds emphasis
prologue paralysis
 stark contrast
characters don’t adjoin
  but you know
a lifted finger
 brings an end
  draft continuum
 of a line
enclosing circle
 cruel cycle
MM 12/2024

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Reoccurring Characters


Every night

the black canvas projects

  the ceiling

 illuminates curtains

drawn shadows

  operating covert

 figures in the back

 of my eyelids



  an orb atop her

 shoulders, with bolts

of purple neon




   and beaded eyes

 broadcasting doubt

decreeing inquiry


 surrounding me


 Voluminous imprints

reoccurring acts



then exponential

  then crawling

 then seeping through

gray-scaled plasma

   splayed through corners

 felt beyond just

   peripheral vision


 The weary structure

  of bones, its face,

 eyes recede as

sunken soil

  hollowed out

 in another time


characters are there



  feet not moving

 words not meaning

   signals in silence

 slipping away

 referencing loss

the lack of closure


MM 11.2024 

Saturday, November 4, 2023

Suicide Pact


Mutually assured
cowed in hollowed

tread and trodden and bled
justified in spirals
spun untoward

Spatial suffocation song
formed in bleeding ears
finely crusted, over-wrought
its stench wafts like smoke
in the sun

What the end looks like now
is then unformed and raw
rank typicity
from bowels of vacuum gas
to howls of the stricken

spared conjecture
in far corners
leveled cross-quartered

Refracted light
dim yellow bulbs
fractured and street-lethal
jagged dead ends
driven divergent
given to thee

MM 11.2023

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Sprinkler Systems


It is with sadness

unease of passage

to report confirmation

slipstream of a sketchbook

death of,, depth of

by the millions

cardboard cutouts

sideways glance

through slotted ovals

magic marker tears

smearing away

wiping blunted gray

fingertips obscure

their facial features


Its fracture redounds

graded sun-cast light

off-kilter shadows

echoes not quite vivid

as life imprints

yet more imbedded

more real than shifting

scapes of dreams


Line enraptures

a moment’s queue

awe of beauty

plaza marquee

spun down frame

black metallic spider

larger than circling otherwise

web glowing

the summer dusk

waiting ensconced

above a melee of

waiting cars

transcending cities


Moved to remark

words lifted and erased

breathless sound

gasping inward heaves

the spider waved down

breezily motioned

like leaves or a snowflake

crushed beneath his feat

leather shoes

kind of orange

maybe brown

a passing moment

mortal amusement

keeping good company

ceremonial rites

of planned obsolescence


MM 8.2023

Post-Positive Addition To Your Culture


Vintage Watching Eye from The Graphics Fairy

There was this incredible amount of

residual weight and space carving

as a chisel and a light tap hammer

might while looking up brightly voided

out in the ceiling a blank canvas

in which to carve out a new churning slate


Dreams set in and then hours burn

until their wake and imprint locks and strains

its tension inertia upon extremities at rest


The fa├žade of movement in repetition

patterns strewn in piles of stained logic

planned and plotted, pointed in one direction

and another from the bed to the sink

to the drain, then moved again to cover

signs of distress


Its lift, inverse weightlessness

burrowed parasite feeding on the guts and brains

freely dispersed to attendees

immersed in shunting feigned consensus

in absentia


MM 5.2023

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Pleated Pulse



arrival in

 brunt of nature

 be it God or Gravity

a name or a place

drop off the image



Present moment

seam circadian origin

 reflex signals

 the way down


 drifted solace

 silent earthen hue


At this point

 its circulating pulse

 is a spring bleeding life

 to limbs and limits

 to yours or mine

clay vessels

 or warm relics


MM 12/2022