Monthly Archives: July 2016

Show Poem: July 29, 2016 KC, MO @ Davey’s Uptown #poetry 

photo by Wick

photo by Wick

Looking up and letting go
Translating the messages
Within the ceiling stains

Buttons and knobs and switches
Touches and swipes and clicks
Opposable puns

War at the breakfast table
Conquering with toast points
Explosions of cheese and eggs

An artists lunch flying chicken schwarma
On a baklava canvas of fila dough
Your paint brush dipped in honey

Sweating over our stew
We fail at dinner
No amount of free napkins
Will clean up this spill

Clear eyed and up to the challenge
We cast our votes for television

Screaming for more sensitivity
Crying for more strength
Meeting needs with needs

There is no end to this dead end

We’ll break from breaking bread
Sift through the apple sauce
And see what comes up tomorrow

Next Show: Friday July, 29 KC, MO @ Davey’s Uptown w/ Wick & the Tricks + The Bad Ideas

Show Poem: July 22, 2016 KC, MO @ Riot Room #poetry 

photo by Jason Buice

I had a dream about putting out fires
I saved many ghosts
With the flick of a wrist 

I feel the fire inside of you
And it looks like it’s hurting 

I want to smother it with water
But I’m learning to let it
Run its course 

I’m always waiting 

For the pizza to cook
For the blood to come back
For the dog to finish her business

The lessons of dog shit
We must continue to learn
My skin is not without scars
Things creep in
There are many secret loves

The judgement is like soup and crackers 

Not everyone can understand
The life of a traveler
Like a virus
It’s in the blood
The belly of the mosquito 

There’s nothing like home
But it’s never the same place 

Time is not the currency
Weight is not the change
Contrary to many attempts
Heavy feelings will not tip the scales 

We can hold each other up
With a look or
A secret handshake 

But we when we feel a brother or a sister
We know when to pause
And when to speak 

We live without the questions
We move like hot wax