Author: Chuck Johnson

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Switch

There’s a switch in here I can flipand darkness becomes light.It’s loose, and tired, and counts it’s sheepfor a while until my hill’s too steep. Slow strobing few years.Flashing, darkness, seeking out fear.Slow strobing few […]

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So We Say

Aw man, better nowBlowing cold airYes ma’am, better nowShowing clocks care Goat cheese? Yes please.Bright lights, black beans, a high top in the corner. So we stay Oh time, better nowSleeping all nightLost rhymes, better […]

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Corner Fold

Pieced pictures together to tell a storyFlipping pages, corner folding gloryBent so we go back there A top page poem missing wordsPictures of people desiring similar thingsPlaces and people perspiring different thingsPerspiring poems filling words […]

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Moving Truck

Train rollingTruck’s movingShark’s swimmingChalk’s talkingHeaded to the sand Past fleetingTruck’s movingClark’s grinningStalks walkingBetter not to stand A bunny hopped and I jumped.Where the hell did that come from?Where does any of this come from?Ice cube […]

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Beer Man

Brother, can’t afford to chase the dreamBrother, beer man got more money Brother, crashed and fell it seemsBrother, that school cost more money Rock fall down from heavenRock, please reappearRock, this world got weird with […]

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Lustered

Children building freeways beginning at an old age.Babies making babies being raised by pages.Grandmas hurdle white fences to ridepaths paved by people they’ll never care aboutin the fast laneslowlysquinting through steering wheelsall the way to […]

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The Routine

Scheme about tap dance at partiesLaughs about the routine were routine aroundthe holidaysHe’s still got his shoes Afternoon ringsTalking patterns, patches, what’s worth diggingA voice that brings a smileThe sweetest sound in a while Hope […]

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Seattle

Crossed a mind, then showed its faceSeattle, smiling, shines today What is this, if that’s the end?Seattle struts its stuff again Highways led to hazy summersRocked tracksuits in an appleWater on a mountain, bobbingAll captured […]