Quiet, plus!

The room was quiet,

the techs focused,

grinding quietly,

counting to themselves with earbuds drowning out any background distraction.

No jabbering,

no overly verbal outliers,

everyone’s face to the scope, fists quietly clenched,

producing, producing results…

Slight buzz of the lights,

the whir of the oversize a/c kicking in

(it’s an oversize building),

the clicking of my fingers on the keyboard,

‘FUCK FUCK SHIT SHIT FUCK’

from the guy with Tourette in the corner…

Tequila poem, also the work in progress

I got Tequila in my ear,

It gave me goose bumps.

(so far, so good!)

I got Tequila in my rear…

(No!)

I got Tequila in my ear,

It gave me goose bumps.

I got Tequila that much nearer…

(good)

Rumps? Lovely Lady Lumps? Tequila humps?

We humped and humped?

(not really)

(but I do like Tequila’s ‘lumps’. ¬†mezcal’s smoky ‘rump’.)

I got Tequila’s ear in my mouth,

I like Mezcal’s rump.

It gave Tequila goose bumps,

I also like Tequila’s rump.

(done!)

I like Tequila’s lumps.

I like Tequila’s rump.

I like Mezcal’s hump and hump,

I like a drinky bump.

(extra credit!)

Tequila bruises

I like tequila.

I love tequila.

That is to say, I love my tequila.

‘I can feel it rollin’ right on down, right on down my throat,’ as the song goes.

I want to drink my tequila.

I want to bite my tequila.

I want to scratch my tequila.

And I want my tequila to bite and scratch me back and so tell the world…

But then, a bite

or

a scratch

will only last a while.

(my tequila heals quickly, or disappears)

I cannnot think about forever but

for now

I want my tequila.

That is to say,

I want my tequila.

Bites and scratches and world be Damned, I want my tequila

to bite

and scratch

and drink me back.

Icarus, I

I am not foolhardy Icarus, who flew too close to the sun.
I am Icarus, who saw something so worthwhile he took the chance, his life on the line.
I am Icarus’ life before he took the chance; I am Icarus’ life had he succeeded; I am Icarus’ life when he failed.

I am Icarus as he plummeted to the sea.