So many stab wounds

So many stab wounds
That revenge was exacted,
But it was not exact

I didn’t know I

I didn’t know I
Was dying, but I knew I
Was killing myself

Non alcoholics

Non alcoholics
Will never know the blessing
A black out can be

The earliest sign

The earliest sign
Of liver damage is when
You start Googling it

True silence is when

True silence is when
You’re six months pregnant but he’s
Been deployed a year

Honey, life can be

Honey, life can be
Your oyster if you don’t give
A shit about pearls

Depression isn't

Depression isn't
Feeling dead, it's feeling you've
Been buried alive.

A crime by my mom

A crime by my mom
Would be more organized than
Any by the mob

There's no business like

There's no business like
Show business except peep show
Business. That, I know.

I appreciate

I appreciate
The offer, but human flesh
Has more give to it. 

I was already

I was already
Thirty percent more naked
Than I had planned on.

The age of true crime;

The age of true crime;
Where one must be dismembered
To be remembered

An officer is

An officer is
Only a few slurred letters
From an orifice

They say dating is

They say dating is
Kissing frogs but it feels more
Like kicking puppies

Quit today to be

Quit today to be
Like Lana Del Rey or pay
The Lana Del Rent?

Of all the lethal

Of all the lethal
Elements, hydrogen is
No match for surprise

Suicide is the

Suicide is the
State of never having been
So sure in your life

Bucolic sounds like

Bucolic sounds like
A medical term but it’s
Purely scenery

The key to choking

The key to choking
Is always make sure that your
Sex partner comes to

I grabbed Vicodin

I grabbed Vicodin
From the bathroom cabinet and
Rejoined the realtor

New Jersey is known

New Jersey is known
For traffic collisions and
Traffic collusions

If I were a pimp

If I were a pimp
I’d refer to myself as
A Vice President

I want tiara’d

I want tiara’d
Royalty, but would settle
For tiered royalties

Now that wives will do

Now that wives will do
Anal, there is nothing left
In my arsenal

I haven’t found the

I haven’t found the
Love of my life but they’re not
Done dredging the lake

Love is as likely

Love is as likely
As finding a champagne car
On NJ Transit

The glass ceiling is

The glass ceiling is
Just another way for them
To look down your shirt

The med school teacher

The med school teacher
Opened it up for questions;
A chest cavity

Amourtization:

Amourtization:
Noun - slowly and steadily
Falling out of love

Success has many

Success has many
Fathers, excess has many
Paternity suits

Heroes follow their

Heroes follow their
Dreams and serial killers
Follow their nightmares

Eye contact was hard

Eye contact was hard
After rough sex. What with the
Detached retina

He had his mother's

He had his mother’s
Eyes and his father’s penchant
For secretaries

A whore is someone

A whore is someone
Who chooses to deposit
The wages of sin

Sticks and stones may break

Sticks and stones may break
My bones, but keeping me in
Your prayers can’t help me

You see great service

You see great service,
I see my drink being cleared
Before I’m finished

One man's trash can be

One man’s trash can be
Another man’s big break in
A homicide case

She's had a lot of

She’s had a lot of
Husbands for a woman who’s
Never been married.

Then I realized

Then I realized, 
I am not hungover, I’m
Hungover again

Some say your body

Some say your body
Is a temple, I say drive
It like you stole it

Hold your liquor and your tongue-

Hold liquor and tongue- 
They’ll be oblivious to
Your oblivion

Women weavers wove

Women weavers wove
Tapestries of wars they did
Not fight, what hearsew

With a smile you are

With a smile you are
Fully dressed, with a frown you’re
Practically topless

The space between the

The space between the
Letters is kerning and for
Love letters, yearning

I’m sorry something

September 20, 2016

I’m sorry something
Extraordinary was no
Match for something new

Until you can tell

September 6, 2016

Until you can tell
Me which men I must assume
That it is all men

Ikea couples

September 5, 2016

Ikea couples
Have chosen saving money
Over their marriage

Book one: things men have

September 4, 2016

Book one: things men have
Yelled at me from cars. Book two:
Things I have yelled back

When asked where I’m from

September 3, 2016

When asked where I’m from
I’m like, I’m American,
I am from my car

I remember love

September 1, 2016

I remember love
And Audubon shot every
Bird that he painted

Don’t beat yourself up

August 31, 2016

Don’t beat yourself up
About it, men on Craigslist
Can do that for you

Suspicion is the

August 14, 2016

Suspicion is the
Quiet cousin of envy
And anxiety

Virginity was

August 14, 2016

Virginity was
The first assumption of the
Blessed Virgin Mary

They might not buy the

July 28, 2016

They might not buy the
Cow but there’s always someone
Who’ll pay for the milk

Lead Better

July 28, 2016

Women in business-
As important on the sheets
As you are in them

Cellist's paid plaything-

July 28, 2016

Cellist’s paid plaything-
I was accompaniment
With an arrangement

Intrigue lies with the

July 19, 2016

Intrigue lies with the
Second one leaving the file
Closet, not the first

I diet myself dateable

July 16, 2016

I diet myself dateable
Eating only candy
Because I hate candy
And the men with their newly animal eyes
Ripping my clothes off
While they are still on
A backwards sweater
(hungry and weak when I dressed)
The mirror’s sweet nothings
The leering subway cars rattle “nice tits” 
the looks men look
They want to ravish me finally
Victorian title IX, ravish is
A rape of lace and linen
Tumbling into bed with kisses
(I suffer them, I hate kisses)
I put their hand on my throat
And they won’t
I ask for a slap
And they won’t
I say fight me for it
And they won’t
Men media and mother I ask
why will you starve me but you won’t hit me

Sorrow is to jump

July 15, 2016

Sorrow is to jump
Into the Four Seasons pool
And not make page 6

Murmuring markets-

July 5, 2016

Murmuring markets-
The longs and their bullshit, the
Shorts and their bearshit

How different are those

July 5, 2016

How different are those
Who speak of protein from those
Who speak of proteins

Wealthy New Yorkers-

July 5, 2016

Wealthy New Yorkers-
Your million dollar views are
All of New Jersey

50 ways to leave

June 10, 2016

50 ways to leave
Your lover and I do the
Same thing every time

Who casts the first stone?

June 1, 2016

Who casts the first stone?
Thumping your bible used to
Mean thumping your own.

The times you curl your fingers up

May 24, 2016

The times you curl your fingers up
Around right ribs as though to cup
Searching lower than the heart
For what more quickly falls apart

Gently you feel for hardness there
A furrowed brow and worried stare
And finding no sign of scar
On with the coat, out to the bar

And if a lump or bump had found
Would you not got another round?
If the organ did protest
Would you have closed the tab and left?

Now a gravelly morning voice
Through retching claims it had no choice
Requests soda and reprieve
For its foul temper in the eve-

Of the fool philosophers,
None have knowledge in their coffers
Of the ruse called destiny
Where all drunks find our amnesty

Soldered soldiers locked

May 14, 2016

Soldered soldiers locked
In lockstep, a fused phalanx,
Its own silver siege

The only comfort

March 18, 2016

The only comfort
I would care to pursue is
Louis Tiffany

A hart and my heart.

March 12, 2016

A hart and my heart. 
In Texas it’s legal to
Shoot either or both.

Put some cheese in your

March 12, 2016

Put some cheese in your
Ramen YOU ARE BEHOLDEN
TO NO FLAVOR PACK

If you name drop the

March 12, 2016

If you name drop the
Hamptons, I’m going to ask
If it’s a time share

I love you England

March 8, 2016

I love you England
But the “maths” has to stop, I
Can’t take more than one

I'm not saying he

March 3, 2016

I’m not saying he
Doesn’t exist, I’m saying
God is a tough sell

Office Mary Oliver

March 3, 2016

Fuck the small talk, man,
What will you do with your one
Wild and precious life?

Trump fans are people

March 3, 2016

Trump fans are people
Who’ve always suspected they
Might be a genius

My narcissism

March 3, 2016

My narcissism
Hurts the ones I love the most. 
Well, love second most.

Aging party girls:

February 24, 2016

Aging party girls:
Wristbands break, IDs unfake,
Don’t wait - party more

In kind

February 10, 2016

Men get older and
Cash gets colder and neither
Is hard anymore

Now that I sleep in

February 4, 2016

Now that I sleep in
Elysian Fields, back home the
Fellows lie fallow

Life: short enough you

January 22, 2016

Life: short enough you
Should sleep around, long enough
You should wear condoms

Let them eat cake, or,

January 10, 2016

Let them eat cake, or,
Flash forward, nobody knows
The truffles I’ve seen

Over the river

December 22, 2015

Over the river
And through the woods to shallow
Graves hastily dug

I don't fear my death,

December 22, 2015

I don’t fear my death,
I fear your death, following
Estate tax reform

I suppose every

December 22, 2015

I suppose every
Payment to an escort is
A company check

Tall enough to ride,

December 17, 2015

Tall enough to ride,
Time was up on his stature
Of limitations

Misunderstanding

December 17, 2015

Misunderstanding
“Drinks on me” is how body
Shots were invented

Office and brothel-

December 17, 2015

Office and brothel-
Comparable institutions
Known for spread and sheets

Quaint quants wander 5th,

December 17, 2015

Quaint quants wander 5th,
Black soles in brown motion trade
Geometric grit

If only I had

December 11, 2015

If only I had
Crossed my legs I wouldn’t have
To cross my fingers

Life's 90%

November 23, 2015

Life’s 90%
How you react to being
Called on your bullshit

Tell those smug Christians

November 19, 2015

Tell those smug Christians
It’s not premarital if
You never get hitched

Golden sacks, they see

November 18, 2015

Golden sacks, they see
More than credit sweet, clay bars,
And the leering swans

Ten thousand years and

November 17, 2015

Ten thousand years and
15 minutes; reporting
Times of stars and stocks

Those who can, do; and

October 27, 2015

Those who can, do; and
Those who can’t, switch companies
Really frequently

Soul, liver, conscience.

October 24, 2015

Soul, liver, conscience. 
A list of things that should have
Said something by now.

In America

October 16, 2015

In America
You get what you pay for and
We are all born free

I’d be immortal

September 28, 2015

I’d be immortal
If it weren’t for cirrhosis
And jealous lovers

Mother says tattoos

August 28, 2015

Mother says tattoos
Are self mutilation and
Skips dinner again

The CDC says

August 22, 2015

The CDC says
Laughter can be contagious
With enough spittle

No dude ever stopped

August 21, 2015

No dude ever stopped
Einstein, walking deep in thought,
To tell him to smile.

Led by my lover,

August 21, 2015

Led by my lover,
But now, cheers to my ego,
Led by my liver

No coward dies as

August 2, 2015

No coward dies as
Many deaths as you do while
Browsing WebMD

I saw the sun rise

June 18, 2015

I saw the sun rise
Once at an after party. 
That was good enough.

Wildly selfish like

June 10, 2015

Wildly selfish like
The overcaffeinated
Or the underslept

Even the king size

June 2, 2015

Even the king size
Could not accommodate all
Of our grievances

Old men in Porsches:

May 26, 2015

Old men in Porsches:
What was the trade-in value
On your wasted youth?

To pick his brain or

May 21, 2015

To pick his brain or
To pick his brains. Such a big
Difference an S makes.

The devil swung by

May 21, 2015

The devil swung by
To steal my soul but it was
Still at the office

You open your mouth

May 20, 2015

You open your mouth
And your brains spill out, staunch this
Sick trepanation

Tried scrapbooking but

May 5, 2015

Tried scrapbooking but
It was all suicide notes
And concert tickets

The preppy groupie

April 24, 2015

The preppy groupie
Banged Chip, Kip, Wesley, Brad, and
All four brooks brothers

 

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