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