mardi 22 avril 2014

Vintageable beauty

Who said it was vintageable beauty?
Perhaps it had been transformed after birth?
From Under the Volcano

Or delayed in its inception
It became so precious due to assimilating forces

Forces that flip-flopped
Evil on its belly

Forces that screened
Carcinoma out of the skin

If I were to have a vitageable
Hour or day -forget the year

I would deem it semi-hard like
A good goat cheese

I would look at it
Through the flakes of raw salt

I would listen to it as
The bread knife streaks across the crunchy crust.

Then, I would spin my body in front of a
Decomposed mirror

Reflecting puzzled, conflicting parts just
Like the Continents at strife

I would invite a gymnast to do an Olympic
Beam routine

Backbenders and flips on an abandoned
Submarine torpedo

Reaching for a volcanic Mexican bottle

With a dated black and white boney Frida Kalo
Image on its etiquette

I would take a vintage swig to
Cool and numb the burning of my spine

Laid out in a desert
Over a sloping sand dune.

samedi 5 avril 2014

Invading Times Square

Invading Times Square

Peter Pan runs a cleaning company
He irons with Wendy and Tinker bell on Tuesdays
Thursdays and Saturdays when the weather's not permitting

Toy Story is a former Iraqi war Vet
He set off mines handed over by minesweepers
In New York he first started as Mikey Mouse
He counted some 500 high-fives a day
It was the slaps that came from the back
from bemused youngsters that irked him the most;
Being caught off-guard made him think of that time when Hello Kitty approached him with an ice cream
He didn't see her coming and while pivoting he flung the ice cream in the gutter
Que lastima”she said.
And that was another story.

The Statue of Liberty is a Peruvian grandmother
who doesn't speak English
She's been working Times Square for 16 years
-Put her daughter through school by having thousands of pictures taken by unknowing tourists.
One day she got arrested for crossing the state line
(She lived in New Jersey)
For ignoring bylaws enforced by Bloomberg.

It was a sunny, crowded, congested and noisy day as usual
Bystanders gawked when the cop handcuffed the
Statue of Liberty
Who shrilled “Jo soy innocente!”
While other hardcore New Yorkers smirked
-Just another annoying eyesore was being
carried away.