stream of streams

when you get a hanging
judge his wife probably
just burned his toast

`
i’m a southern bell
who just said bloody ell
a tornado warning

`
weighted power lines
one half inch of ice can add
five hundred pounds

`
counting words since
“knee high to a grasshopper”
finally paid off

`
For Nancy Grace
.
you can “put lipstick
on a pig” if you wish that
sure one is willing

if you’re literal
many defense attorneys
do this every day

`

i drink because i’m
thirsty and dehydrated
maybe poet too

i can’t drink or smoke
maybe i’m not a poet
inimicable


now i can’t remember
if you put lipstick or
perfume on pigs

not that it matters
maybe i need a drink now
that will help me think

misty croslin cummings croslin 2014

depraved drug kingpin
dealing rearview mirror school
Honeybun Croslin

full life by eighteen
babysitting at seventeen
stepmom eighteen

months in between lies
missing murder haleigh drugs
lying to police

did i mention lies
DISNEY marriage and divorce
every single day

undercover cop
buyer riding in your car
off to jail you go

twenty five years
honey buns braiding hair missing
lying to cops

can’t wait for the day
you are charged with murder
feel it in your bones

Radioactive
.

“On the prison bus
breathing in the chemicals
feel it in your bones”

“mean i’ve had a rough
day at work but i don’t get
to go to Disney”
.
Nancy Grace CNN 10/5/09

she had a rough year
misplacing a child from bed
fed alligators

lied hourly
sold drugs to undercover
bought sold AND swallowed

having now twenty five
years to learn the difference
between come and came

if i had a nickel
every time you said i come home
billionaire

interrupting
this haiku with nancy grace
radioactive song .