Tag Archives: SLAM CONTEST

I’ll Only Write Poems for You

When you and I come together there is nothing that I want Everything of value in this world is held, with calm strength and power in your deep soulful eyes glinting, always, with mischief and desire I could reside forever … More

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Smile

Smile …..maybe I don’t want to don’t be so blue …..maybe my face …..feels better this way just smile The day that my brother committed suicide the nurse at the hospital, who knew nothing about me, took one look at … More

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Alienation Songs

Send me your love as rousing anthems of alienation you beautiful freaks of nature sailing in a glass-bottom boat on the deep and restless sea of fluid sexuality and gender You are who you want to be or at least … More

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Naming Ayana

We named our girl Ayana well, her mother did, really I just nodded and said, “Yes dear, Ayana’s a perfectly lovely name.” but we named her Ayana because we struggled long and hard to find the perfect name that no … More

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Christmas in Rehab

My family sits across the long table With shell-shocked trepidation they push over their presents for me I don’t deserve this, you know? Any of this Not the presents Not my family here taking time from their day to spend … More

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The Pathology of Need and Night Train

I was funny in my twenties a jester fueled by Southern Comfort and cheap jug wine night after explosive night winding up in love or in jail and you wouldn’t have wanted it any other way I was something, wasn’t … More

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Rehab Stories: The World’s Worst Dating Service

Don’t fuck any of the women that is the very first thing you said to me as I walked through the door You forgot to mention that is was also a pretty good idea not to fuck any of the … More

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A Junkie’s Field Guide to California Toilets

This is the temple, the tabernacle this is the sacristy and the quiet here, the empty is chocolate covered cotton-candy it’s marshmallow pillows it’s Saturday morning cartoons it’s Mommy’s distant womb you can hear a pin drop or at least … More

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This is Who We Are

We have dank and musty mines rich with veins of deceit hidden in our secrets pointing our crooked fingers and shouting the same vile names at others we bestow upon ourselves in the lonely hours of the night We may … More

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The 7-Day Drug Addict Diet and Weight Loss Program

Day 1 Crystal meth Lots and lots of crystal meth Sweat, scream, explode Talk and talk and talk and talk Stay up all fucking night Rage like a house on fire Food Food? I don’t need no stinking food All … More

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