My Pure Thing

make more

sense of life

going
further

in

no allusions
are made to
coffee drinking
as
something deep
it is just something
I do, for now, today
something
mentioned
on either side
of the napkin
and the screwdriver
gradually wears
into my palm
forming a blister
and it bursts
putting together
new furniture
from the store the
size of a city

I was like
just let me
build this
last chair!

blood

did not
ask the
lord or anyone
for help
turning those
tighter screws
those
difficult screws

I’ve
stopped that

apartmentalized myself
subjected myself
to that
cats
cheering me up
and listening
to Bane
whose
lyrics you
can’t understand
till you
read the sheet
then you get it
get it all
friends are like
“what is this?”
you
don’t
need to
know

this is purely
my thing
this is
my pure thing
past
Christmas music
and
online shopping
for gifts

the ritual

the two new
Gorilla Biscuits songs
taste awful
what
the hell happened?

flip back to
old Chain of Strength, Rites of Spring…
open the
new Jay-Z, Nas, Outkast albums…

The Wire’s fourth season ends
check out
David Simon’s podcast
to get greater
insight into what
is the anger
of this show
of Baltimore
of any town USA

politics and psychology
police crime
street crime
telling it straight
as straight can get
for… gasp… TV

I am great for me
I’m a good influence
on myself

feared for
awhile
I’d turn up
like the Titanic
and slip under
tied to
alcoholism
or
something else…
but
I prevailed

I kept afloat

I am really
good
to
go

to my
surprise

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