Thursday, August 31, 2006

wasp 2

i offered money & lunch for anybody who would get the allegedly non-stinging dauber wasp for me, but in the meantime the nice people at showed me how to make a trap for it. natural pest control.

ginger ale bottle
soapy water to make it harder to fly
honey all in the bottleneck
fingers crossed

here it is in its spot under where the wasp mainly daubs all day

Wednesday, August 30, 2006


it's as long as a crayon
oval head
tiny waist
long gold legs hang off its back
it's been in the house the past few days
morning afternoon
must sleep at night
hangs out next to desk in corner ceiling
next to painting
zooms in near my head
thru closed doors
window cracks

it sees me try to take its picture
i look at camera to hit button
for just one second
look up
there it is
every time
hovering buzzing the sound of 5 flies or more at once
right at my head face level
i turn & run & scramble backwards
involuntarily and hope for its death
hope it is old & about to die
hope it flies into a moving vehicle
hope it stings me when i'm not looking
just get it over with

i take down the painting it hangs out around & there are 20-ish blobs of mud caked onto the side where the fucker's been building a nest
i took down the painting & look forward to tomorrow when it comes back & its project has been relocated to the kitchen
i got 2 flyswatters tonight in preparation and also have a strapping young man visiting tomorrow who can help me get rid of this pest if i need it
i painted something today while the terrorist held my office hostage with its endless swooping diving buzzing
as long as a crayon
oval head
tiny waist
long gold legs hang off its back

(just the other day parttown told me about tarantula hawks
and i see on the schmidt sting pain index that wasps hurt.)

here's the wasp nest hung up & reflected in jay archibald's watermelon orchids

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

topcat lisa

my friend lisa completely ROCKS! she is a real live nfl cheerleader for the carolina panthers in charlotte! so cool!

(click her!)

Monday, August 28, 2006

wine country temecula this weekend

so fun!

there's a video of jed, brady, & some ladies at thornton winery here
("navy seal jed helps ladies at temecula winery")

i posted a couple more videos on youtube and somebody gave me only 1 star ratings! bastards!

more photos of the whole trip are here

Sunday, August 27, 2006

happy birthday quissy!

to the best little brother since henry! have a great day!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

over 20 billion served

august 18

sick sweet
heavy sweet
full mid august heat
heavy sun full
day turns honey brown
drip drop heavy sweet
sludge of spring summer
accumulates here bucket
swill together dark full
droplets amber sun heavy gold
drops dark red full burst
angle more steep sooner does creep
dark fall full deep
fall from gold heat
beat beat beat beat
beat beat beat beat --

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

kick her boy

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

tiny tomatoes were growing in the garden

holden got 3/4 of them, the painter dumped paint water all over the rest

Monday, August 21, 2006

willin belo

there's a Little Feat song, Willin', that has a chorus of
"And if you give me:
weed, whites, and wine
and you show me a sign
I'll be willin', to be movin'"

and i tried to fingerpaint it last summer, the weed whites & wine spiral movin' - hung with xmas lights, i took a rotating photo last winter

and then saw this mirror at chef's restaurant belo downtown in april-

and here's a youtube video of the song -


Friday, August 18, 2006

night visitors from god (c. 1987)

starring Leigh Revens as Dana Carvey as Church Lady

the last comanche war hero sips a mint julep in the bronx

i wanna write things that
when they're done
people will have to
go back and

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

family resemblance

Tuesday, August 15, 2006


so she didn't like it
now what will you do
whisper worn out secrets
to the neck of someone new

Monday, August 14, 2006


Sunday, August 13, 2006

jerky painter

frank rizzo. r-i-z-z-o. 503 5th street

Saturday, August 12, 2006


Thursday, August 10, 2006

yesterday's window

(Latrodectus mactans)

the definition is fully yanked from

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

beeping a

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

hang nail

bloodshot eye
i shot blood

from my finger
stained the rug

cut the skin
just too deep
ripped it off
pain's not cheap

take it back
if i could
throbbing sore
push the wood

Monday, August 07, 2006

not longing haiku 25-32

stretch bend do push ups
if you don't touch your toes how
do you know you can

there's nothing like a
dog with a copter tail to
brighten you right up

buttery grilled cheese
hot chocolate thawing fingers
after shoveling

sometimes when you rhyme
the rhythm the rhythm the
rhythm is just off

when things seem a mess
break it down to ritual
take it step by step

i could sing along
the first time i heard it &
that's a good feeling

get to or have to?
hafta get or get to have?
resent or inspire

some things just are not
inevitable you don't
have to spill next time

Sunday, August 06, 2006

blockin up the scenery, breakin my mind

Friday, August 04, 2006

sun fish

frozen salmon + glass pie plate + glass lid

4.5 hours in the sun

so done, so good

i've done this a dozen times or more with all kinds of fish and haven't gotten sick and it really tastes great

happy birthday li'l jen!

have a great day & many more good times down the road!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

happy birthday mom!

happy birthday! i hope you & my littlest brother henry have a fantastic year!

and also birthday wishes to jessica~