Wednesday, July 27, 2011

From the Artoons Series

by Peter Duggan

Courtesy of the Guardian
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Bukowski Starter Kit

(by Charles Bukowski)


flamingo pain,
burnt fingers trying to
light the last of this
in a place described
by terrified ladies
with money in their purses
as a “rat hole.”

“you can spit on the floor here,”
I tell them.

but no, from
a safe
distance, it appears
they’d rather discuss my poetry.

one thousand dollars

all of my knowledge about horse racing
told me that this was a sure bet.
I bet one thousand to win.
the horse had post one
at 6 furlongs.

the bell rang and they came
out of the gate.

my horse turned left
ran through the fence
fell down and
right there
at 7/5.

when I tell people this story
they don't say

sometimes there's nothing to say

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Lovely po(e)m

‘The skin on the back of your ear feels so weird’, he said
‘No, the skin on the back of your ear feels so weird’, she said
Her green eyes locked with his,
He stirred his coffee, she stirred her tea.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Blast from the ill-literate past

For a long time i wondered what drugs would do
Then i took them
And knew for ever that i knew.

And i know
That it's been four years
and I seem to have been thinking
About maybe, when
I should stop drinking.

But it's been about
Four years
Since i've been thinking, and thinking,
Thinking that i thought i knew.
Because i forgot what i saw
The things that i thought
And the experiences washing over me
Like a tide in an astrological inquisition.