Status Report



A day for a poem
    no I’m not
    yes I very much am*
This was never new

The hubris of ambition
    Faking our deaths
    to realize our lives
Always stuck to the plan

Changing the world
    while humbling
    while mind blowing
Was never accidental

Putting in work
    long days
    longer nights
Earning a semblance of cred

So her(e) we go (again)
    it’s all or not
    win or leave
I will outwork you

*this is true

These Are The Questions About Who We Are (9.5.19, previously "unpublished", unedited)

Fine OK Fine
is how I answered
and that very well may become
the standard answer
from here on out
to the question
How are you?

Where are the connections?

To people (to mystery)
To concepts (to adventure)
To reason (to the species)
To conversation (to the planet)
To stories (to separation)
To intimacy (to the written word)

The sad part is we are the
very people who should
know better
the exact demographic

We have a context
We have the education
We have the foresight

We lived before
We lived during
We lived after

We do know better
but we have grown lazy and mindless
maybe more than the kids
who were born into it
when we had to build it

How sad to see them get it all wrong

Mothers and fathers
Roles and reversals
Sons and daughters
Real and pretend

Reparations for
The Atlantic Slave Trade Business
will never happen

Secondhand smoke
in the eyes of the beholder
is neither friend nor foe





I Once Made This


2007 was a long time ago and in 2007 i made this song as a closer to the Free Milk Seminar album

for better or worse i'm not 2007 ty anymore

for worse or better i very much am 2007 ty

(and 1987 ty)


Rich liked it at the time and added a track to to make Rain's Blues 2

it think it's pretty good and holds up well

there's a video recap somewhere

middlespace sounds




intuitively the question is usually
what is the disease?

but sometimes we should ask first
what is the cure?

just what then is cure?
we all just want destinations

places safe to exist
at the end of journeys


numb to it all


so here i am and this is what

it all looks like now

how it is 





really ty

what it feels

to be me right now

still better still the best

multi-hyphenate and legendary

the act as old as forever

since the beginning

and forevers

and evers




the leisure

i actually invented

refined and sold as export

it is just a really sloppy hubris

an indictment on my belief in humans

better to just stay in shadows

and carefully observe

with diligence


opt out