Monday, August 26, 2013

Two poems by David Mac

Sometimes Nothing Happens Or It Does Not

Hot crucifixes in a young girl’s hell
She don’t believe in much
W/black nails black lips
Black soul to look through
And she comes in the place some times
Dragging her life off the streets
Sometimes she asks for change
Sometimes a cigarette
Sometimes even a drink

As if any of it matters
As if any of it don’t
The thing is we are all strange
All strangers at some point
But we all rub and slither up
Our lives against each other
And for that moment we
Know one another completely
Till it lasts or it falls away
And we go back to being strangers
Once more and nothing but

Hot crucifixes in all our hells
We don’t believe in much
But sometimes we do
Sometimes we believe in everything
Or absolutely nothing at all

Breakfast Poem
O what pointless demise
What old crow in skeletal tree spike 
No longer dove
O nothing on TV so might as well die
Gameshow coffin reruns
Never find out who shot JR, Phil Mitchell 
all the rest    blah blah…
O death position
Sticky black toffee caught in a girl’s hair
Sleep is Death Rehearsal 
and we’re practising almost every night
Get good at it in the end
The end the end the end…
I blow my nose and see it
I cut my thumb and see it
I shine my shoes and see it
Even in mystic beer cans negative whisky bottles
Seen it everywhere
For Death is Life reflection
Death is a pair of sunglasses on the window ledge
And it’s gonna be cloudy or rain
At least that’s what the weather says
But we all know what’s really gonna happen!

Author bio: 

David Mac is a 34-year-old wino forklift driver whose work can be found in many journals, mags, sites and zines, including: Streetcake Magazine, Bone Orchard Poetry, Ambit, Purple Patch, Ink Sweat & Tears, Monkey Kettle, Clockwise Cat, Heroin Love Songs, Neon Highway, Antique Children, Danse Macabre, Mud Luscious, Burning Houses, This Zine Will Change Your Life, Obsessed With Pipework, Howls and Pushycats, Word Riot, The Delinquent,  Black Heart Magazine, Broken Wine, Horror Sleaze Trash, Negative Suck, Naughty Girl X, Mad Rush Magazine, Gloom Cupboard, Yellow Mama, Welcome To Wherever, Thick Jam, Instant Pussy, Camel Saloon. and many times in Clockwise Cat. He has collections out with Erbacce Press, Knives Forks & Spoons Press, Ten Pages Press, Writing Knights Press, and Like This Press, plus various self-published chapbooks. He walks upon the planet in a state of worry.

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