Into the Abyss

When I looked
into the abyss
I saw the abyss
looking back at me

It was rolling
its eyes
and making a sort of
“tsk” sound

I don’t think
I’ll be looking
into the abyss
any more

It’s too embarrassing
and doesn’t change anything
except my perception
of the abyss

Tiny Tree of Tininess

O tiny tree of tininess
how tiny you are in your tininess
and you mean so much so tinily
and you are my tiny tiny tree
and I love your tiny tiny roots
and I also just really like the word “tiny”
and will write it over and over and over:
tiny tiny tiny tiny tiny tiny tiny
tiny tiny tiny tiny tiny tiny tiny
tiny tiny tiny tiny tiny tiny tiny
tiny tiny tiny tiny tiny tiny tiny

Therominitation

You take the words
the nonsense words
you let them fly
fly
little words
fly
my tragedies
and then there is one word
still nonsense
that makes sense
and your brain cracks open
and you become a nonsense word
forever
and ever
and ever

Put down the ice cream
put down the ice cream
PUT DOWN THE ICE CREAM
PUT IT DOWN
PUT IT DOWN

And now
for a nice cup
of tea

Orb

The orb is glowing
so it must be important
touch it
that’s right
touch it heroically
with a distant look in your eyes
a look
reminiscent of monomythic multitudes
and slightly overfull bladders

Touch it
hold it
your precious
your precccciiiioooouuuussssssss
and pay no attention
to the camera
behind the curtain

Penguin Salad

Come for a ride
on the penguin salad
which belongs in the dreams of giants
the nightmares of elves
and the wandering thoughts of Colin Spencer
age eight
who is not paying attention
to his math lesson
and is going to end up
having to stay inside
during recess