The Mezunian

Die Positivität ist das Opium des Volkes, aber der Spott ist das Opium der Verrückten

NO HABLAMOS DE LAS COSAS PEQUEÑAS DE QUE PRESCINDIMOS CUANDO VIENE TODA ESA ESTACIÓN LOCA

EL INVIERNO

Tranquilo noche,
tan negro como blanco
es esta nieva.

EL OTOÑO

Caye el sol y
no se mueven las hojas
en aire muerto.

EL VERANO

Un día lleno de
nubes con un claro sol.
Todo se quema.

LA PRIMAVERA

Florece el sol,
y se incluye hongos
automicos, oh—


WINTER

Peaceful night,
as black
as the snow is white.

AUTUMN

The sun falls &
the leaves don’t move
in dead air.

SUMMER

A day full o’
clouds w/ a clear sun.
Everything burns.

SPRING

Blooms the sun,
as well as mushroom
clouds, O—

Posted in Española, Haiku, Senryu y amigos, Poetry

Doors

I pound & pound on your door;

but you won’t let me in.

No, not you.

Too clever for this cat.

Actually, I haven’t been pounding @ all.

That’s all the fevers in my imagination.

I’ve only been glancing sideways @ it--

So stealthily, you’ll never find out.

Now, you’re probably wondering

why I don’t just open the door.

But there are far too many doors from which to choose.

I still haven’t made my choice.

Why are you so impatient?

But there is no “you,” is there?

There never was.

I tried to find a “you” somewhere in there--

a hat, a color, an icon--

all just straw.

So many hands offering so many drinks;

why, I’ll never find in which you’ve hid the poison, you finks.

I think, “Would this be easier if I thought less or mo’?”

But I don’t have much mo’ time to think

‘Fore the close o’ every door.

Posted in Crazy, Poetry

THUNDERPUNCH

While the songs are still here,

there’s no need for fear.

Sometimes it’s good to have an ol’ block;

if a clock’s gonna tick, it may as well tock.

You don’t need wood to build a bar;

you just need a room safely shrouded in the dark.

But I hear the guitar crunches fade,

leaving solo piano keys, ‘tween each a growing space.

But the hollow echoes last a li’l longer,

e’en if they sound warped & blurred.

E’en if every year adds a scratch,

I’ll hold onto that record as long as it lasts.

Posted in Poetry

YO TRABAJO DURA COMO EN MADERA Y YESO

Vi un abeto magenta

y casi me atraganté con el radicalismo de la naturaleza.

Ahora voy a pintar todos los árboles en no solo todos los colores en el arco iris,

sino también todos los colores fueras,

que, sí, incluye «montañas púrpuras majestuosas».

I saw a magenta fir

& almost choked on nature’s radicalism.

Now I’m going to paint every tree not only every color in the rainbow,

but also every color outside the rainbow

—yes, e’en “Purple Mountain’s Majesty.”

Posted in Española, Poetry

TODOS DE LOS QUE SON SUEÑOS ESTADOUNIDENSES

My mental span’s variety spans wider than the types o’ trees,

so now that I’m too naturally coked-out to read

the ventures o’ a recovering alcoholic in book clubs,

I’ll bug you, insipid Muse,

whatever vapid, abstract meaningless you’re meant to represent.

Sorry.

That’s bitter graphite.

Should store that deep in the kegs.—

No! You should let it free, expressively!—

No! Don’t be so bleak!

Just pretend it’s not there—

No! You must be honest with yourself.

See, these are all tricky philosophies.

That’s what make them so wise.

Would the alphabet be so sexy if A always meant A,

& not 5, as in Brain Games’s “CodeBreaker” puzzle?

It’s time you stopped making ‘scuses.

Gotta get out in the game,

get a new frame,

taste the frost on the flakes,

stop sweeping with a broken rake,

put your feet in the freezing lake,

taste the rainbow in the rain,

I secretly hold Hitler’s brain,

get mo’ buck for your bang,

get insane in the membrane,

do as the good books say,

I’m on a plain with cocaine,

toss the sugar & keep the cane,

we have nothing to lose but our chains,

put ice in your veins,

don’t play the blame game,

get through the red tape,

have you seen my husky, Blaine?,

put your fists on the crane,

get in the quick lane,

eat your carrots before your steak,

don’t delay,

don’t stay,

shake & bake,

easy as cake,

less than Jake,

ache,

snake,

ape,

shlpape,

don’t you feel the tightening hold on your heart like a wrench squeezing all o’ the tears from you with constantly building misery till your nerves want to cry out & the fear finally devours you as if you were nothing but a puny, worthless, splotched, & mushy grape?

I do, too.

I do, too.

Don’t touch me there.

That’s my private place:

only I get to touch me there.

No one else can.

Posted in Poetry

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Todas las canciones:

unas son nuevas conocidas,

y unas son las viejas parientes cálidas que has olvidado,

mezcladas con fragmentos de muchos voces de dibjuos animados,

y absurda microficción con Old Navy y la vodka #9 de obreros en el papel de protagonistas.

Y entonces te dan alguna mierda extraña en las medianoches de fin de semana,

con líricos y guitarras que gritan presentados por Mr. Rogers.

All o’ the songs:

some new acquaintances,

& some warm ol’ relatives that you’ve forgotten,

meshed with clips o’ many cartoon voices,

& absurdist microfiction with Old Navy & Worker’s #9 Vodka as protagonists.

& then you get some strange shit on late weekend midnights,

o’ screaming lyrics & guitars introduced by Mr. Rogers.

Posted in Española, Poetry