Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Self-Importance /More Than It's Cracked Up To Be




  • love swells and drowns a pale lemon /we sisters forced to act like brothers / no drum beats for anyone /your eye knows what my heart feels /this image ain't marble / I wore thebracelet til we sold it and you clutch the pillow when I'm not there..

free peoples on w.b'way ;Manhattan

Chicken sandwichBODEGA fREE PEOPLES' Poetry survives /My voice is louder than the dude ordering:chicken sandwich w/lettuce/tomato /he repeats ''LETTUCE AND TOMATO WITH BLUECHEES" I feel purpose /Steve is running late /Peoples'Poetry /his eyes sparkling at mORRIS AND lenny C ocCo BRUCEbut he's raking me down /Someone finally comes upstairs / a toilet run / must be the guy w/the sandwich /Now I'm debating with him whether the TV CAN BE ON /tHERE ARE NO POETS COMING BUT I AM WORKING HARD AT MY POEMS / eTHERIDGE ALWAYS SAID /LET POETRY BE ACCESIBLE / I AM BEING THREATENED BY THIS GUY / ''WE'LL SEE ABOUT THAT' /he goes downstairs to the management.........KAHN SAYS THAT SINCE NO ONE SHOWED UP /THIS DUDE CAN WATCH THE TUBE...a VIDEO CHANNEL IS NOW BLASTING /THEN RIGHT BACK TO A PRISON FILM /oH etheridge /what do I DO.....

Monday, April 27, 2009

alo leaves whitehall and we cannot get the movie to play

I HAVE FALLEN ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL /CRAWLED INTO SOME OTHER -------COMMWECIAL ART ,DOG PICTURE ,PAINTED WALL SOCKET-A CAT RENDERING OF BAKED IN DETAIL-SUN-DRIED AND MY HUSBAND STRUGGLES TO MAKE ART-WE FEAR TO THE MARROW--A BARREL OF FISH - NEXT MONTH'S RENT/THE CITY SLEEPS WHILE WE ACHE TO STAY UP/HIT THE STREET / SHOW OUR STUFF / NE YORK MAGIC /WE FIGHT TO WRITE AND PAINT /BREAK THE ICE ON THE ROCK THE FLEA FLIES /AMERICAN JAZZ IS THE FIRST TO GO/ON THE ROCK / 1997

Sunday, April 19, 2009

surviving in the economic crunch

Slim pickins these days /i see the life going slowly/we enjoy taking walks up the Bronx hills and

Etheridge Knight and his ideas about poetry

There is a non-violent agreement that no egos will flair in the act of discussion....WE WILL THINK AND COMMIT TO the spoken word those ideas which press upon you...this is not to be taken lightly...this is important that you develop a voice which has meaning and understanding /begin by letting the world know your story / who you are and how you feel about the people closest to you /from the past and family who exist in your world... Believe in yourself /no one else will / probably you will grow in a predictible person / honesty can be masked in lies for the purpose of relating the piece. Poets lie; White lies for Dark Times -the title of bEN hARPER'S new album..Virgin records ----Be brave;stand up tall;speak your heart;there is nothing in art which is original; so go for it;