Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Plutus

This is absolutely
spectacular heroin, says the
motherly roadie for the Rolling Stones.
So what if we live in a brutal plutocracy?
All you really need is one good moment!
Think about your all-access back-stage pass!
Think about Michael Jackson embalmed in rose oil!
The least you can do is
smile for the fucking camera!



Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Comfort Inn

Clean sheets, neatly folded towels,
and it's easy to
find me on a map!

Comfort Inn off the Sweet Grass Exit on Interstate 90!

"Here exactly I am," I say out loud, and on TV

Dick Powell sings Lullaby of Broadway

while a
cast of thousands spins and twirls and

suddenly I see your face
in every face on Broadway!


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Lake Tahoe

Fog on the lake,
frost in the pines,
bad luck at the all-night casinos.

A duck quacks!

Autumn.



Saturday, May 2, 2015

Sky-box

I live in a box in the
sky over Tokyo

and Americans always ask me
why I live in a box and how much
rent do I pay?

Why not live over St. Tropez or St. Moritz?

Somewhere a man can buy a goddamned Twinkie!