I Love You Like…Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014 KC, MO #SchwervonPoetry

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photo by Rachel Sky

I love you
Like a silver dollar
Like a neck tattoo
Like a Pitbull rescue squad
Where I’m the Pitbull and you are the squad
It’s that time of year
When pumpkin guts spatter across newspaper
And tall buildings look more ominous and vulnerable
The early cool season
Sometimes I forget how much I’ve learned from you
Sometimes I don’t treat you right
But you’re still here
And I’m so thankful for that
You are a ritual like brushing my teeth.
A routine that fulfills my life exponentially through time.
So many secrets we share.
But I want you to know that all of them are safe with me
Whatever you say…whoever knows them will not affect my love.
I don’t know how I can promise you this.
I just know that I can
Like a backyard dog in early winter regardless of when you let me in I will try to have a warm wiggling smile for you.

(This poem was recited live at the “Weirdo Wednesday: Kate & Sherman’s Wedding Event” at Davey’s Uptown on September 17, 2014 in Kansas City, MO)

Sat. Sept. 20th “I HEART LOCL MUSIC NIGHT” @ Replay Lounge (Lawrence, KS) w/ Bruiser Queen + Drop A Grand

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Schwervon! is playing with the the amazing Bruiser Queen from St. Louis, this Saturday, at the Replay Lounge in Lawrence, KS. Also on the bill the masked rockiness of Drop A Grand. The fun starts at 10pm! All of this fun is brought to you by the best local music photo blog in town: I HEART LOCAL MUSIC!
See you there!
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Weirdo Wednesday Supper Club! 9/17/14 + the wedding of Kate Blackman & Sherman Breneman!

We are so honored to be performing at the Weirdo Wednesday Wedding of our good friends Kate and Sherman! This will be a Schwervon! acoustic set. Plus we’re dusting off a couple of old gems for this very special occasion.

Also performances by:

Microphone Jack!
Cher D Blame!
Annie Thrax!
Amy Farrand!

As always, there will be delicious food, Tarot readings and chair massage! Don’t forget about the dirt cheap drinks.
$5 gets you in the door.
See you Wednesday!

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SATURDAY SEPT. 13 @ THE BRICK (KC, MO) w/ Josh Berwanger Band (The Anniversary) + Spencer Brown

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Saturday, Sept. 13th Schwervon! is playing The Brick (1727 McGee St. KC, MO). The show starts at 9:30 pm.

1st – Spencer Brown
2nd – Schwervon!
3rd – The Josh Berwanger Band

Caterpillars…Friday August 29, 2014 Omaha, NE #SchwervonPoetry

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photo by Sara Bertuldo

I’ve been tricked by flying caterpillars
 It’s a special kind of ugly.
 There is no make up for it.
 I’ve embraced it for most if my life.
 They lay their eggs in your garden.
Their children feed on you leafy greens.
It’s better when…
Of course I understand.
You’re just doing what comes natural.
But just because there is water does that mean something has to drink it?
 Life in a car is not totally unlike living in a mobile green house.
A green house that farts toxic gas into the atmosphere.
 Look the people that I love are all over the map.
Some of them are healing. Some of them are dying.
Some of them are healing others and some of them are dying eggs.
And some if them are dying t-shirts.
 And some are selling T-shirts
And some are selling eggs.
 Sometimes I over act
And sometimes I over react
But I never wanted to react over and over.
 I wanted to act. But then I realized that I couldn’t.
At least the way I wanted to.