Monthly Archives: February 2009

T’attends

Torn-up origami swans and wilted flowers. Nothing remains long in its present form.

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It’s been raining lately

When I walk this town I walk with tempered boots. I walk this town like the rain — softly, and never often enough. And when I move, I hope they’ll say, “he walked this town with dignity.” San José. With … Continue reading

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We go so fast

What are we paying for? There is traffic that halves a man’s life, that puts a boy in a vise. There is convenience, convenience stores of storied convenience, inconvenient continental breakfasts in the lobbies of multi-storied antiseptic hotels. Expensive motels. … Continue reading

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God Bless Lost Poems

God Bless the blind dates middle-aged couples go on after meeting on Craigslist and God Bless children on bicycles and dusk and tow trucks she laughs and says, “I think I should, but I don’t.” there is a noise of … Continue reading

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Drunk song

Everything takes on a wistful luster when I’ve been drinking, as though I’m not watching the present but a gay past be born. I say to my love, “This is what I imagine when I imagine life in Cambodia.” We … Continue reading

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Some updates

Hello everyone (all one or two of you), Today I created an mp3 recording of ‘A girl in the hand is worth two under the table,’ and uploaded it onto my new myspace music page. Have a listen: http://www.myspace.com/joeclinkenbeard In … Continue reading

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The first and only time I thought of You

[another older poem, from about a year-and-a-half ago] I dreamt of a time when the mottled pieces of our puzzled planet stood in fault lines when in fact they were nobles of perfect lineage and with each movement made ruins … Continue reading

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Zuihitsu

[a poem from about a year ago dedicated to my friend Rosa.] We were born of the same parents, you and I, a twinkling nicety, once, in a young uterus; worn well now, our skin, and different like the differing … Continue reading

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In Spring it is the dawn

I knew when you sat down. It’s strange to think it’s been a year since I landed that first kiss, and a year since you waltzed through my door and confessed you wanted me to be your boyfriend. My hands … Continue reading

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Re: gig

Thanks to everybody who came out to Red Rock last night for the show. I had a great time reading. It felt good to feel appreciated… Thanks again, and thanks for reading. I will be sure to put up information … Continue reading

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