Dumb Essays

I write dumb essays, poems, and stories. I post them here.

Wednesday

Bukowski is Probably an Enabler

It's like having 
the right tool for the job
the right ball for the lane 
the right lyrics for the the song 
the right skill for the game 
but maybe not exactly 
what it takes to endure pain. 

It May Be That I Have Already Done The Only Significant Things I Will Ever Do or Maybe I Have Wasted It All Anyway

If it never gets better, or worse
or if it does
it doesn't even matter now
or ever because 
just because.


Friday

The Fucking Bunker

Some holes in the ground 
are pretty good for 
sitting and drinking in 
but you can't call a thing 
what it really is 
it just isn't polite. 

Triptych

All the Things We Really Mean 

And the things we really say
don’t exactly express 
the same sentiment
when words get in the way.

All the Things We Really Mean 

And the things we really say
don’t exactly express 
the same sentiment
when love gets in the way.

All the Things We Really Mean 

And the things we really say
don’t exactly express 
the same sentiment
when fear gets in the way.


Sunday

I Suck at Breaking Up With You

To not know I suck would be insincere 
having a serious relationship with beer 
to suck at breaking up is no surprise 
having little experience along those lines
but to suck at you 
that's fucking new. 

I'm Not Even Fucking Possible

Don't listen to me 
or read what I write
there's nothing less profound
I don't know shit but words 
and I only write them down 
what purpose they serve 
I don't know 
I only serve myself 
but the fucking universe
leans heavy toward chaos. 

Saturday

What it All Amounts To is Not Quite as Important as What Happens Along the Way

There's a reason all of our fantasies and fables
include prophecy and meant to be 
destiny and its foils 
really we know we are slaves to chance
controlled by what we can't see 
one way or another 
when that balance is due it's no matter 
what anyone has on the table 
we were born in and we die in 
we love in and we cry in 
this war without any spoils. 

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