List of the End of January
Snow coal cone lump ashtray pustule
shrinking in the corner of the parking lot.
Sound of clogged carburetor gagging on itself.
(Great...now you've flooded it)
Lost key trunk eye hole with yellow handle
long neck Phillip's screwdriver protruding.
(Nope that didn't work either...keep swearing)
False dawn slapping wind banging away
slamming cheap tin bed frame freight train
ready to orgasm and derail.
Centipede shadow crawling measuring spoons
scurrying across the dingy white moon soaked linoleum floor
looking like a pool of quicksand.
Brown plastic garbage can rolling down the block
yawning in the gutter.
Air raid siren blast exploding
in a razor blade cable running through your ears
jerking your head off the sound sleep pillow.
(This was only a test)
Child's dream speak night talk back lit in
orange dragon space heater steel teeth
hissing at the bars on the crib.
(Some childhood memories are best forgotten.)
Fresh creme of the New Year
curdling in the calendar's milk carton.
(Who's face is that on the side?) 1/89