Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Bearded Giant (acrylic, paper, ink, glue on wood)

black batman

he wore the fur lined cape 
of the black bat man
into the disco 

the music so loud 
it made a perfect circle
down on the dance floor

he moved through the crowd 
like liquid snow
steam coming off his cheeks

he shook hands 
with the bartender
the black hands of desire

the place would burn to the ground
less than three weeks later
killing most of them

but tonight wasn’t made for that sort of thing
tonight wasn’t made for worrying
about a future that would never arrive

tonight was made for michelob
and benson and hedges
and hand jobs in the black

back part of the club and
whatever else the world

had to throw into our way
Phillipe (acrylic, paper, ink, glue on canvas)

writing a fantastic poem at the airport 
on your phone while waiting for your life
to be over

is not an easy thing to do
well it's really not that hard either i guess
the results vary

there's a guy on tv in a grey t-shirt 
and a baseball cap 
facing backwards

he has a beard
i assume he's a full grown man 
only posing as a small child

the ‘newscasters’ are discussing
the death of a comedienne who passed away 
unexpectedly last week

all of these people are sitting in front of microphones
they must have important things to say
i can only imagine

what am i missing
so much 'news'
all over the world

crazy shit. 
my friend tells me about a boy 
holding a severed head

he saw in the news recently
i see the boy quite clearly in my mind
he is dressed like amal from the christmas play

he has a karate kid style bandana
he's a cute kid who you'd normally see playing baseball or video games
sort of a brunette version of my own son

he’s got a gun strapped to his back
he's covered in dust and grime
he’s finally getting the attention he deserves from these lunatics 

he seems to be surrounded by
the body of the dead man unburied nearby
the corpse's flaccid penis clearly visible

but who is this dead guy?
no idea. some dude. if it was the head of the comediane
i guess the whole country would be more concerned

but it’s not. just some middle eastern looking stranger
a ghost. a prop. no one to concern myself with

here in this airport surrounded by animals