July Stood and Delivered
July 2018–New work from pending publication of the next book Q- Bop City published in August
Swinging for the Fences in Q-Bop City
Of Odds & Pitch Counts
Some people are born
With two strikes on them
Others start out with the count 3 and 0
And go through life
Always content to just take that walk
While the former keep swinging at one in the dirt.
If you could only
just write one poem
that sounded like
listen to you.
I bet infinity
is just endless talk
or worse yet….
Each June sunset
burns like a stick match
struck against balance
left in the calendar box.
Right now I’ve got 27 left.
But who’s counting ?
How the West was Lost
Have we all really merely become a race
Of distracted cyber pioneers
Too embarrassed to admit
All that we never knew
Remembering the trivial
Forgetting the essential.
Received a postcard in the mail yesterday
Offering either an agnostic apostle
Or generic prosthesis-
And I didn’t hear a thing.
Fuck Waste Book
You can just skip the Like Box
And the dislike Box
Heading straight for the
I don’t give a shit Box.
Q-Bop City 2018
Walter Matthau’s Hat
Now I have this ratty, worn, ancient NY Mets hat that I practically live in around the house.
Would wager I have done everything a man can do in it.
Sometimes I forget it’s even on my head and wear it out in public.
So I’m in the local Save-a-Lot yesterday morning over in the meat section.
Looking over the turkey parts and out of the corner of my eye I notice this
Guy in a crisp impeccable pristine Yankees cap over near the chicken livers
Shaking his head and smirking at me with a bemused condescending vibe.
So I saunter down to the pork chops and keep shooting him looks until
He has to directly acknowledge me and he says in a snide sarcastic
So……You’re a Mets fan
I deadpan him with this innocent pokerfaced and reply matter of factly…
O you mean this hat ? Nah I’m a Walter Matthau fan- You know that movie
From 68 called the Odd Couple ? Well he appears in a number of scenes with
This very Mets hat. I got this on E-Bay years ago-cheap- surprisingly they
Say it’s worth a quite a lot of money now.
Of course now dude in the Yankees cap seems interested and rather impressed.
You could see the dollar signs lighting up his eyes.
And he goes….really?
Sure- been thinking about putting it back up for bid soon- should pay for my Daughters tuition
At college for a couple of semesters…
Abruptly ending the conversation… Tipping my hat to him walking away
Mumbling under my breath. So who’s on First ? You dipshit….
Q- Bop City 6/2018
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