Poetry Blog by Zach Dafoe
Tags from last 12 months
imagine doing the thankless job of rivets
hold together, you beleaguered son of a bitch
hold together, this heaving, creaking hull
this, sinking, stinking patchwork glory
made at the end of so many stubbed cigars
held wet, by the mouth
while two busy hands
idled towards retirement , pounding away
christening by the light of midnight oils, annointed
(10 in 1!)
in the warbled so...
Sunday 29th March 2020 1:32 pm
the long and loping ache
of the seizing loop called
crimped by a lifetime
of sacrifice to the dogs
wrung beats from the feverish sweat
of bedmates and
those kinds of friendships that die in shared smoke
Rising: fragile broken birds
whose abalone pieces remain
imprinted christmases on my blood
trading one tether for another
to let loose and limp
Friday 27th March 2020 11:18 pm
at the bottom
of a well
everything looks so small from down here.
as a close acquaintance to nothing
I can tell you that time is relative to
the steps I take towards a biological death
but not the wrath and reaping in-depth
well-lit and liked
by a narrow spoonful of silver moonlight.
were it so easy to call it
but down here time remains bereft
cobblestones worn smooth
Monday 9th March 2020 8:57 pm
please don't talk to me about
how all addicts should be put to death
If you've never cracked the joke:
"Ah, I've had two drinks. Now I'm finally sober.
Now I'm finally me"
and been right.
please don't talk to me about those
milk-fed good vibes
and treat me like a tumor
when my legs finally break from
the weight of the world relieved by me
doomed to glue-...
Tuesday 3rd March 2020 1:41 pm
a spiral of ribs
detaching like plugs
splitting like looming nodes
shredding red, tight ribbons
with a snap only as audible as your mind allows.
unplug, unplug, unplug
unzip, all the way down
spindles going slack
slack and spooling, loosed,
to unravel all of what could've made me
if it only had the strength
to endure these crushing molar...
Tuesday 3rd March 2020 4:51 am
the world will always be a terrible place if you decide what's coming out of my mouth before I say anything.
Before you even know my name , you've already decided who I am and the min max of what I have to say.
and then we don't even have a conversation, you just scry keywords and wait for your chance to talk.
it goes nowhere
and when it goes nowhere, you consider that a victory.
Wednesday 26th February 2020 7:42 pm
IT IS A DAMNING BLOODLESS TIME TO BE ALIVE AND IN LOVE
CIRCUMVENTING TURTLE DOVES
AT THE SPEED
in a wake of what roves
what undulates beneath the wreaths of painted doors
in front of what should be a door step
instead lays the view
from half way down
approaching the abyssal zone
and here we float
an echo in the deep
amongst echoes in the deep
Saturday 15th February 2020 12:55 am
a couple moves into a house
there's a bed in the basement. One of them cannot leave it -- there is a pleasant, numbing tiredness that keeps her there. There is an inexplicable weight. A presence and a draw, crushing gradually more and more tightly. The man feels it too. They lay together, crushed tighter and tighter. The woman has been in there for days. Her bones are crushed by the bodies of th...
Wednesday 5th February 2020 2:22 pm
this old couch
a rested place
of day dreams :
A sanctum for the spittle of birds
breaking in with the early dawn.
and each window, in the winter
a mouth of frost,
vignettes of cold rolling thru the glass with ease
i can feel my breath on my teeth
heating and cooling these tines
tuning truths on a good day
hoping for just
white lies on all the rest :
mild discomforts, acid...
Saturday 25th January 2020 2:23 pm
I knew someone that was all torn up about my having people comment on some of my works as a poet, tearfully saying "everyone loves you as you are."
Not everyone does.
But Id like to think I appreciate the ones that do.
And as I got older, my tools for sussing out who didn't got sharper
or maybe im just a likeable person
or maybe I don't fixate on the parts of the world I cann...
Friday 17th January 2020 2:36 pm