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and to think i saw it on floyd terrace

Tim Martin's Sonnet Project

Tuesday, November 29, 2005


if man and wolf
or resumed innocents
crept this celebrity
sort of joking with strings
only to factor the girls
old man would do well
younger and toothy intent
like khakis and blue shirts
this is a social disease
wet, greeting smile
thankful with everyone’s name
on pinned up sleeves
voiced over to differ
this trouble with the species

Monday, November 21, 2005

The Ants Go Marching

just another last minute parade
children pack this revolution
it may be tuesday
fooled this great security
but nothing blows up anymore
even christmas cards are quiet
my old home is breaking
into pieces of the nineties
whiskey voiced & reminiscent
that's where the crowd gets told
worth less than those circuses
what dead men do not do
is the wanderlust we forget
just to get out of the rain

Monday, November 14, 2005

Texas, Texas Uber Alles

cactus are dangerous decanters
in our own hands
ghosts make lawless vigils
this inhospitable moonscape
grows assasins, fugitives, mailbombs,
if another country settles
under some broad senseless star
and rises up against itself
north and south over again
split shallow, waterless roots
this turning we've waited for
miles under the soil
bled fires of greedy eyes
to watch the sky for intellegent designs

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Pyramid Scheme

as we know it
architects a new fear
this contemporary miracle
with sea legs and all
our ethnic inclusions
rob graves for proof
for another aboriginal context
to dance or take over
just calm down
out in the new wilderness
with our A game on
acts of masked men
when paris is burning
cue our theme song

Tuesday, November 08, 2005


lie in wait changes
possibilities in dog fights
this is an adaptation
big deals in front of me
the day you run away
between life and death
as geometry problems
are given to wordiness
my superpower would be
what power is for
and that is frustration
to be stoic and tribeless
whatever your intentions
i like to watch