Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Salad Daze Archive Unit 34 (2005)

caliban's blues 


all of these days

eating me raw

flaw by bloody flaw

win lose or draw


all these centuries

burning me away

rend peel & flay

the devil i say


none of these failures

shall so much as slow me down

for i'm such a perfect clown

i'll dance until i drown 

Salad Daze Archive Unit 33 (2005)

the rise & fall of us all 


history is a fickle bitch

she loves to pull a bait-&-switch

in the smoking rubble we're sure we've got her

as we race to the next farce even hotter


history is a crazy dame

she shuns the meek yet strangles fame

as we march to triumph & destiny's seal

she giggles - & drops a new banana peel

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Salad Daze Archive Unit 32 (2001)


My eyes are wet but I will not weep

This is a little blessing for you to keep

& when you are wishing you could be brave

Your heart can renew this gift I gave

Salad Daze Archive Unit 31 (1998)

requiem for Pat Lowther 


circa 1984

i read your words

& i am still

scared to again



are still so good

that i am

going to anyway

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Salad Daze Archive Unit 30 (2005)

 haiku for a black ladybug 

her 4 scarlet gems

herald beauty's dawn so shy:

enchanted daughter

Salad Daze Archive Unit 29 (1997)



truth is behind us


we feed its verdict


change is yet ahead


 the themes of its melody

these paths

reveal their pilgrims

others wait

watching & smiling

virtue lives in us


the day of its awakening

Monday, May 24, 2021

Salad Daze Archive Unit 28 (1993)

 song of madness

i'm out of it                i'm inside it

i'm out of it                it's inside me

draw the line             cross the line

erase the line

i'm still alive                i'm still dying

i'm still alive                death am i

the world spins            the world stands still

in the beginning was the word

in the end only hissing rain

as it was it will be again

but all of this will never ever be

is this heaven's own dew

is this bitter dark blood

another utopia                another nightmare

another day                    another daydream

does this wind have a name

does this hour have a colour

we rise singing                we fall screaming

see the moon                   feel the sun

see the earth                   disappear ...

Salad Daze Archive Unit 27 (1994)

 di/agnostic prayer

the sun snuck out at the city

someone smiled 

a flag was put away under lock & key

the last one ever amen