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  1. Sacramento


    I flew up to Sacramento last week on business. Never been before.
    I was expecting a Merced/Fresno-like town, which is like Bakersfield if you don't know, basically as about a drab, boring, not cosmopolitan place as you can get.

    I was pleasantly surprised.

    I guess I should've guessed, it being the state's Capitol and all that, but I've been to the Van Nuys Courthouse which is a large fairly modern complex and that place is about as interesting as ...

    Updated April 2nd, 2019 at 01:07 PM by Kevin

  2. Importance, impotence, impertinence, impudence...of poetry


    The coughing cacafeny
    Cacaupheny cacopheny,
    Cacophonous vermisilitude
    coming in a
    like the
    torrential nebulae
    of your
    momentous passion,
    falling flakey flakes
    from a magenta blackening winter sky.
    Verdant, shimmering



    ... ...
  3. N.s. sure lock.

    some minutes later, the couch's shivering blanket put aside- I am befuddled-muttering like Nigel Bruce:

    ...damned gadget
    Beeped and booped, but didn't put out a single cup.

    Very simple, Watson:
    An issue with the hopper.

    I fail to see any insects or 'roos?

    Not that type, no, a mechanical funnel if you will, but square sided; an inverted pyramid whose down-pointed pinnacle is the location of the blades that grind those gravity-driven ...

    Updated February 19th, 2019 at 03:17 PM by Kevin

  4. name dropping, swilling heated brown water, caffeinated- dreading heading to work.


    I once saw Hellboy, the actor.

    I remember Katherine, from Beast and the Beauty, but what was his name? That was him, too, the Monster. It was so atmospheric, that show, so 'candelabra'. She was beautiful in that light.

    He was driving in Los Felis.
    I think he lives there.
    She went on to marry James Cameron.
    Then she got really buff, for Terminator Two, and
    they got ugly.
    I'd worked on his house, once, Cameron, years before. ...
  5. stories of the day -(a vent)

    Rip offs, conquests, greed, lies and rewards.

    Another horror story ( witnessed today) , a man pays a man to do something, puts his trust, a contract - only to learn that the man has absconded. There goes a life savings. There goes a marriage. There goes his ability to sleep, drink, eat, think... he's hired the lawyers, but get in line: there are 15 other lawsuits. But he'd come so very recommended...

    A man goes overseas, works in a dangerous situation- life threatening- ...

    Updated February 7th, 2019 at 04:07 PM by Kevin

  6. Suzy Barlowe


    I was watching a friends post/share on fb. "Women"- of such-an-such "-boxing", a gym he works at.

    He posted some videos of women, trainees- several of them, in their workout gear basically chasing him around, beating on him in the ring. He is wearing protective headgear and a body shield but...

    the last one in particular brought back a memory of Suzy Bartlowe in the second grade.

    This woman throws viscous elbows to ...

    Updated February 1st, 2019 at 05:40 PM by Kevin

  7. Windchill


    Why do we persist?

    It would be so easy to hitch up the horses, un- circle the wagon, take the old Rambler and head-out west, 70 to route Six-six.

    Jack Frost is banging on the roof, huff-puffing/ howling at the walls.

    If that window glass breaks we'll be polar bear popsicles by morning.

    I can see him - some ursid - grouchy-growling, chewing ( not just nipping off our noses), spit-spitting out the little hard parts: fillings, ...
  8. Actually, it can cause a mild rash

    Why am I triggered? What level of trigger? Well? some... annoyed, yes, annoyed.

    Take oeanuts , for instance. I am deathly allergic to peanuts. Should I insist they ban peanuts in all public venues? No more peanuts in airplanes, stadiums, bars, or in snicker bars. Why? Because they hurt me. If I were to eat one I woukd surely die.

    And yet there are many who would insist that we need peanuts- that their choices to eat and use peanuts are more important than my life. Those ...

    Updated January 27th, 2019 at 10:23 PM by Kevin

  9. Scientists to Clone Earth's Stump


    Scientists to clone massive planet from Earth's 'stump'.

    Digging between the 'ruined-off' landscape, the collapse of former buildings, roads or other, passing through multi-layers of debris,
    polymers, metals, blended oxides, carcinogenic residues, and searching for remnants of biosphere, an un-manned probe successfully penetrated the hardened layers finding and removing what scientists believe to be actual organic matter from beneath the many layers ...
  10. Suzy, the corn and the cook pot.

    The phone call:

    "...I need to know what time they're coming. I have laborers waiting; they're not cheap and I know that sometimes things happen. If they're not coming I'll need to know when.

    "- So, if you could get me the the driver's cell , or their dispatcher, I can call them. Or, you could have them call me."

    "They don't work for us. We hired a company"

    "Yes... Okay. Then can I have whoever-you-hired-to-do-the-delivery's ...

    Updated December 31st, 2018 at 03:02 PM by Kevin

  11. Cathedral Sanctuary- Koreatown 12/4/2018


    4-terdee am and the water is coming down. I've put on a brew. Waiting...

    I was awake already, but I had to get up,
    though most likely I will be alone at work, what with the rain.

    12:30, I went to bed after we got back from a concert at a cathedral ( Pres'b'teerian...). Ian McCulloch was only ten rows away in a thousand seat hall but I could not tell you a thing he said in between songs except for a word here and there.

    The concert ...
  12. Homeschool


    The school board sits in unison, prognosticating
    parental paradigms, burble, burp, fart, who is bumping whom, here?

    The school board stands in unison, at urinals and unwashed walls, now washing them.

    Time to go home.

  13. Dead Ki-yote

    Dead coyote on the side of the city road.
    How many ghost meows, and little foo-foo last whimpers are coming from his belly?
    How many gobble-gobble's, clucks, and moos will come from my casket?
  14. 7:03 am- corner of Vineland & Burbank

    Vineland and Burbank

    I suppose it's shining moment was the scene in Clueless where Cher gets robbed in the parking lot outside of Circus Liquor with the big clown on the sign. "Clueless"? How could you not know that movie?

    I pull into the strip mall across the street. Stepping out I say it again : Smokers are pigs. Marlboro red box Marlboro 100s silver box - what the fuck, did this guy save them up?- red bull can; crushed, KFC cup, two KFC cups- ...

    Updated November 21st, 2018 at 10:22 PM by Kevin

  15. fire season

    The pattern is always the same. Basically it's an arc of land created by the wind. You start at a single point/ the origin point- and spread out by about 30 degrees. The winds drive it that way : south/ south-west.

    That's our pattern, I've personally witnessed it many times. If you're close enough to the origin point it will pass you. The further south ( in the fuel supply areas) you are, the more at risk. The arc, the piece of 'pie' can get very wide by the time you get to the crust ...
  16. 5:30 am commute


    I saw her there again this morning. Two shopping carts with a tiny lump under a blanket on the sidewalk. You could mistake that there was no one there.

    "The meeting takes place somewhere public- that way no funny business." She's on the busy street side of the corner 7eleven. It's brightly lit- No bushes. The front is parking lot -no room, the back is an alley where a homeless guy was beat nearly to death.

    It's a jungle.

  17. Soiled


    I drank too much last night
    dreamed of electric sheeple
    shooting tv's and doctors,
    throwing Zanax and roofies
    from second floor
    bedroom bath windows
    on to metal roofs,
    pachinko-tinkling down pipes
    out to the lawn
    where squirrels waited
    coming down out of the trees
    rodent hands sorting/plucking
    from in between green blades,
    grabbing, gobbling, or
    cheek stuffing
    the abandoned ...

    Updated November 3rd, 2018 at 03:44 AM by Kevin

  18. Neighbors


    The guy next door was out walking a new puppy.

    Cute doggy, but that's another checkmark against him. What happened to the other one? There was another dog they had, and I remember he was a runner.

    There's something wrong or lacking with those who can't train a dog. I may be a bastard for saying that, but that's what I believe. If you can't train a dog to not bolt, don't have a dog.

    He came at me with some crap about blocking the road , illegal ...
  19. Guilty


    My thumbnail hurts. Boo....hoo.

    It's pretty. The dead part that you trim off is a 'T' shape. That's because I split it with a razor knife a few weeks ago. I keep catching it on things.

    How pathetic. Lol. Considering the real suffering. For instance... I woke up with a stomach ache last night. I'd eaten too much. We'd gone to an expensive restaurant, and though I'd attacked my meal, about halfway in I was stuffed. I didn't clean my plate. And then, about ...

    Updated October 16th, 2018 at 02:26 PM by Kevin

  20. Bzzzz...


    The fan makes noises.

    The time between awake and asleep, it comes after and before.

    This time is before. Sleep is coming.

    The fan is singing. I'm at that point. The fan is music. Faraway radio under-toned, under the buzz. I can't hear the words, I don't know the tune. I listen for it. It's there, but not quite.

    My eyes are closed. Sleep is coming.

    Scenarios playing, visions. I drop out of one, a logical dead ...
  21. Tuesday Morning


    Woke up this morning without coffee. I decided not to brew it.
    I went on the iPhone.
    It's my tv.
    The channels were mostly bland.
    I shared about someone who'd died though I'd never heard of - 'Ar-teest'.

    Cancer comes, and goes, and comes.
    It took him.

    He was only a few years away.
    I have to go work now.
    Let it not be another Monday.

  22. Feeling froggy.


    I had a frog in my shoe.

    No, seriously... I went to put on my riding shoe, and something moved. It was not scorpions ( I'm sure that was your first thought; mine too...) or a large moth (about that size, shape) but a small tree frog.

    * Boink-* and he was gone, somewhere inside my truck.

    I felt bad. You see, I had driven somewhere far to go riding. I'm sure he was from my yard (...had to be) as I had right-before leaving retrieved my shoes ...
  23. Meeting death and Mr. Peril head on


    The best thing to do is to freeze, not panic.
    He may be running right at you, but you can't get away. He's faster than any human.
    He could tear an arm off.
    He can bench a lot, too.
    He drives a fast car, and it's very shiny.

    Maybe if you just... never mind;
    he would kill you, anyway.
    Perhaps a gun? That would do it.
    You could wing him if you're feeling generous.
    It's more than he would do for you.
    But then he ...

    Updated September 25th, 2018 at 01:33 AM by Kevin

  24. Got home from work before dark.

    Only thing better
    than a moist Medjool
    is Medjool mixed
    with almond in the mouth.

    I noticed your haircut.
    It reminds me of Dido.
    She is so... She, and so are you.
    It is a painting, and
    a warmth. Always, this
    other, this Female
    simply amazes by being.
    I am the moth.
    Where did you go?
    Ah, picking the basil.
    I won't snack anymore.
    The eggplant, grilled,
    smells delicious. ...

    Updated September 14th, 2018 at 02:38 AM by Kevin

  25. Seco y oscuro


    The Arroyo Seco, despite its name, has water year 'round in some parts.

    It goes underground in others.

    Late Summer, earliest part of Fall, last official day in fact...

    I had made several fast crossings, the water splashing my ass. Only my seat protected. The momentum helps to get across and up the other side. The trail is rough, and my bike's bear bell rings louder, the faster you hit it.

    I was approaching another crossing ...

    Updated September 11th, 2018 at 06:13 PM by Kevin

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