The Fifty Cent Tour

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

somewheres


my country knit
its bones underground 
below the strikes
of hammer and chisel 
heart & lungs fired
from stone dug out raw
pure claw & tooth






















Tuesday, July 26, 2016

prosperity sauce

mix it up
throw it down
grind it
into something worthy
OWN that investment 
invent your magic 
here
______________

scream your name

Monday, July 25, 2016

early birds

You gotta jiggle that handle
wait for Godot 
Pat the tiger's empty belly
tin drums pan flutes
Were you in the market for cheese?
forgotten bread?
Don't mind the burning circus smell
they're gone
well done




Monday, April 25, 2016

the uninvited



Photo credit: Tom Chambers (via The Mag)


I have no room
to graze
there is no place
for my kind 
of alchemy here
I have to hold back
my hands now
knotted
into white linen
aching
a courtesy uncomfortable 
uncommon
I have no salt
to shake


Rene-2016



Sunday, February 7, 2016

Angus Dei

          Photo credit: Caroline Knopf



blessed 
oh lord
with these, thine fish
but
could you send me
a hamburger 
with a side of chips

2016-Rene

Sunday, January 31, 2016

the coming of perfect


Pierre Adolphe Valette

this secret'll keep
like warm biscuits
squirreled away 
in a blue smocked tin
a wee small crack 
in the pantry window
let winter sunbeams 
through a keyhole
grin 

Rene-2016

 



Sunday, January 24, 2016

rapture


photo by Francesca Woodman


how divine the child
gone wild
fresh tart
confection 
sweet hot
jelly roll giggle & 
blues storm chaser
done spun herself plum dizzy 
now everybody in the spool

2016-Rene




Sunday, January 17, 2016

no spoilers


it's
high time
soon

you'll find out
& peep my soul
through a glory hole

i've called on the full moon
to rattle up
my bones

these days &
breaths counted on
beads of sweat

don't tell 
how deep the scar
i beg

don't ask why
it just is
the end

image via Magpie Tales



Sunday, October 25, 2015

travel advisory



chart a course
as the hummingbird flies
fold up my heart
like a stolen map

Rene-2015

Photo credit, Daniel Murtagh

Sunday, September 6, 2015