On The State of World Affairs and Other Madness

The cat chases its tail, the dog whimpers in sleep, The heart skips a beat… It’s not a nightmare, not a movie, a TV show. Wake when you will, but where will you be, in bed alone, In the den, your unknowing hand holding a gun, At your desk starting at nothing? It doesn’t matter— […]

Semi-Automatic Poem

Fucked up so right no pain but the ratchet of the night tightenin’ so tight so far out I can’t do the heady philosophy-faith-politics a bullshit trinity– Blow me away ta nothing? Yo i ain’t ready for no lead in my ass so i ain’t buying what the right-wing means i ain’t havin’ no fist fight […]

Rayn is not his real name. Oh my!

I gave myself my name after my Dad complained bitterly that he didn’t like some poetry I’d published:   D: “You published THIS…..in the FAMILY name!?”    R:”We aren’t the Rockefellers or the Kennedys, Dad, nobody knows our name.”   D: “But I know.”  He said grimly. R: “Ok, Dad, what if I took a pen […]

Lawrence Ferlinghetti Part I

PoetsWest Monthly Radio Program: For Monday 07 May 2018 6:00 p.m. (PST)     KSER 90.7 FM on The Road Home from Everett, WA. The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/ PoetsWest #112: Lawrence Ferlinghetti Part I                 (29.06 minutes) Reading from A Coney Island of the Mind Poems #1 through #16 […]