The Fifty Cent Tour

Sunday, March 1, 2015

photo bombshelter

 Photo: David E. Scherma © Lee Miller Archives
Image via Magpie Tales

I am
the final victor
your ash
soaked
in the skin
of my boots

2015-Rene

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

dark ride

Image via Magpie Tales


your breath
bated

toothsome

a rainbow chorus
of seventy six
velvet draped

anvils
dropped gently
swiftly 
on itsy bitsy toes

2015-Rene

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

human superb

 Action Figures by Edith Vonnegut


household saint
eleven
caught the
train late hair
& tumbled wild
angelic down
from heaven's
seventh
stair

2015-Rene

Sunday, January 25, 2015

paper doll

Image via Magpie Tales

you caught
the stars left handed
tossed 'em back
eyes twinkling
before the sun realized
they were gone

blowing
out your fingers
like candles & cracking jokes
(so i wouldn't worry)
you couldn't hide
what you were

2015-Rene

Sunday, January 11, 2015

tourist

Photo by Elene Usdin via Magpie Tales

girl
she said
it's time
you oughta go

dig
a hole
& unscrew
the anchor

check
yourself
out & pay
what you owe

give 
up the
landline
all of your keys

whittle
life 
down
from one hundred

to free

2015-Rene

Saturday, January 3, 2015

yards


Image via Magpie Tales 

put it on
out there
labels facing north
truth in the wind
catch the neighbors
spinning up yarns
then you strut
&
reel it on it

2015-Rene


Sunday, December 14, 2014

bon voyage

photograph by Robert Doisneau via Magpie Tales


welcome traveler

your desire
is not lost
in translation

here's a postcard
in the mother
tongue

a scrapbook
memory from a
brighter sun

2014-Rene


├ętouffer

photo via magpie tales

i am okay
i guess

i do hope
& suppose

don't you think so?

if only
your voice could lift me

i would run
hard

into silence

2014-Rene

Sunday, November 30, 2014

fizz

Escher via Magpie Tales

your smile
invincible,
elastic

a soap bubble
gibraltar
rising
under an origami
ribcage

or maybe it's just gastric!

2014-Rene