bourbon is made
bourbon is great for sipping
bourbon is not
bourbon is a family
bourbon is aged for 8 years
in new charred oak barrels
which is
lying to me
giving me eyes that see different
bourbon is a cross between an
autumn damask and a china rose
like you
eaten up by my madness
bottle madness
bourbon is velvet
cloaking the truth
despite all efforts
those eight years had gone



baton is the tool
baton is probably the best one you get
baton is conducive for cabaret shows
baton is carried around
baton is rolled back and forth on arms
baton is great to defend yourself
baton is great for use in all
bondage and discipline situations
and comes as
baton is available in 16″
baton is best for crowd control situations
caligula would be proud
orgy proportions of a spanking latex riot
baton is combat
loss of control the eroticism
lost to a carnival mind
baton is in the hand it can twirl
baton is a sport that never really ends for me
camus you gave us him
caligula in his glory
no it is a counterpoison
antidote feeling beyond the math
baton is a non


pepper spray

pepper spray is often carried in the backcountry by biologists
pepper spray is on the agenda for today
pepper spray is safe
pepper spray is not a bear
pepper spray is made in the USA and factory fresh
pepper spray is a 1/2 ounce canister that is cased by stylish
plastic spongebob graphics
krusty krab innocence
of spatula mayhem
the enemy plankton
pepper spray is used on psychiatric patients
pepper spray is not for sale in Hawaii
so it cannot belong in
a pineapple under the sea
pepper spray is hot
at the burning griddle
plankton’s kind collected
searing their flesh
shaping and forming it to be
something edible
pepper spray is not a bear
as they cannot be found in our blue oceans
where our nation innocence
is a star in an armchair




  1. Samuel Peralta / Semaphore says:

    Oh wow, taken individually, these are interesting list poems indeed…. Taken as three parts to one whole, they’re a collage of images that suggest a story that’s a little bit more complicated. Very provocative.

  2. Geraldine says:

    I guess it’s an acquired taste. For me it was, ugggh…. happy sipping. 😉

  3. Misky says:

    Bourbon and pepper spray. It sort of rolls off the tongue!

  4. Rallentanda says:

    Good to know pepper spray cannot be put into a pineapple under the sea. You
    ve saved me a lot of effort:)
    My heart is good!

  5. Very nice! The ending is perfect! 🙂

  6. Laurie Kolp says:

    Bourbon is my enemy…

  7. alma nahe says:

    :)”pepper spray is not a bear” indeed.

  8. brian miller says:

    haha…nice progression…probably the best i will get, the baton…ouch…ha….
    bourbon as a family…oh my…pepper spray cant be in a pineapple under the sea…ha
    tell me you made that one up…smiles.

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