Monday, June 29, 2009

All the holes you used to dig
In your mother and father's backyard
To see the perfect balance of the dirt you just removed
Right next to the hole it fits right into

Your parents never yelled
But they looked into your eyes
Like the dirt you dug was a shadow

You don't have to be so anxious anymore
Nobody's looking at you

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Right now you're thinking to yourself,

"I hope this is even half as cathartic for Norm McDonald as it is for me,"

him watching with his arms crossed,
you crushing a fluorescent lightbulb onto a series of colorful rugs you pulled across the alter
their shards illuminating the air between yourself and just pew
after pew
after pew
of the most confused and confusing.

Somewhere within there, two men decide this was a bad idea, and you run, literally grasping at that same air in front of you; pulling at it with each step feeling a little slower, and a lot more silly. But if you could just get a grip- if you could get even so much as a handful, you would tug it like a rope, pull yourself forward - but instead you will swim toward nothing - instead, you are stuck, spinning slightly.