I was cold

I was broke

I was blue

I was afraid

to tell you

the truth.

I was beat

I was bled

I was dead

I was lost

in a sadness

of flesh.

I was not in my head

and not in my bed

and not in a state of mind

so blind instead

to only see red

and not to be led but to lead

or to find this too much a deed

and I never saw the sea

nor saw a see saw

nor sawed a block of wood

I got a wood

I come from the woods

I wooded would

if only me you’d fancy

if only you’d give me a chance, see

no, don’t ask me

just eat me

my dirty poem

my greasy goosy root

my lump of words

oh word lump

oh shit of my head

you brain shit

my poetic excrement

iambic pentameter crap

in my lap

paper, pen

this here now

the end…

but oh not to be ended

this letter yet unsent

this everything I meant

this all of me

this whole of my intent

this advertisement

oh the sentiment

I’m an existential transient

a microscopic giant

my angelic element

these felonious hands

these larcenous lands

this utter less greed

that we all must feed

to be able to breathe

and keep your feet

up above all of it

independently buoyant

sophisticatedly exotic

my neurotic doll

my holocaustic tootsie roll

my endless gab and flub and flaw

my flipside

my dip back to the real

my kick back and chill

only feel

don’t think

just feel…

on the edge of a teardrop

dripping off the mouth

of my fear…

 

(1997)

 

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Texas Outlaw Press presents STONER SONNETS a poemfilm by Texas Outlaw Poet based on his two poems The Chronic Sonnet and The Hydroponic Sonnet from the poetry collection Party Fouls & Other Atrocities. All words and acting by Jeff Callaway. All music by DJ Weed. Follow Texas Outlaw Poet at http://www.texasoutlawpoet.com

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Resources for Drug Addiction Help:
The Central Texas Area Narcotics Anonymous 603 West 13th Street Suite 1A-284 Austin, Texas 78701 http://www.ctana.org/
Austin: 512-480-0004 En Español: 512-480-0007 Toll Free: 866-79-CTANA
Lone Star Region of Narcotics Anonymous (Dallas/East Texas) http://www.lsrna.com/index.html
NA Listings for all other areas of The Lone Star State: http://theagapecenter.com/NAinUSA/Tex…
AA Listings for all of Texas http://theagapecenter.com/AAinUSA/Tex…
For Musicians:
Musicares-South Region 1904 Wedgewood Ave. Nashville, TN 37212 Ph: 615.327.0050 Toll-free Help Line: 1.877.626.2748
MusiCares Austin P.O. Box 82061 Austin, TX 78708 Ph: 512.873.0204

NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS by Jeff Callaway

my

alabaster princess

of Atlantis prances

into oblivion

kissing me with her ocean

and breathing in heavy animation

a promenade

of sensual acumen, aplomb

a parade

inside the lover’s aquarium

where there is algebra in our footsteps

and a masquerade

of opulent beauty

in the caress of her

fingertips

all icy

patterns on my bare skin

to the bone

so we drop the linen

in the kitchen

towards an apex of explosions

or a crushing weightlessness

taking us towards our graves

or mine

gravely

in the grave digger’s serenade

her tongue of waves of fire

is like life is the alphabet of death

and her teeth are like tombstones

that spell out orgies

in her mouth

where i immerse myself

mercilessly

in the rain her hair is also fire

orange and golden curls

that swirl

secret side inside secret

swirl she is a cupcake

in her creamy skin, an ivory

death wish bone china cabinet

and i am the rain

upon her sweaty bed

with its no sheets, a bare bedlam

and i am the child she is torturing

in the dungeon

with butterflies

nurturing tsunamis in my stomach

as i reside within the walls

of her

wet soft pinkness

© Jeff Callaway

 

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