The Truth is plain to see

The only way to get a good looking understanding of anything is to roll back the masked cranium with a scalpel and crowbar
through over feeling flesh ignoring the basset hounds eyes digging deeper towards caverns covered in scribbled in cliche Yeats Salinger graffiti passing near shiny melancholy filled wells deeper to a back bottom heads safe house spying glances through the window will only show loving holiday passion in every corner
once enticed to view further theres’ an angry little bastard child clinging to a barstool skulling back pints on an infinite bar tab that he will never pay smashing the glasses on the floor only to keep sweeping them up into a pile when he wants you to notice he is a good boy planting the pile neatly next to the jukebox
that only plays the intro of whiter shale of pale on repeat skipping back every time the first fines find their way into earshot
dilapidated floorboards still creak and moan from everyone else that has passed through the grime caked revolving door
the same tall tales of old keep being recited to whomever dares to sit down to accompany the bipolar half smile
attractive poetry grows tiresome as the baby gets uglier forcing any patron to move on longer down to further seats away
eying a way to the exit out of the no lost loved time spent listening and spending time with the bullshit
but theres’ no need for the guided tour its all just obvious


The motions go through me as days turn into a month without use of any instant replay
no point in the review when its been by in stop start forward motion
trains passing whilst only one is moving
im not doing the timewarp again
the future can be a bright place given enough batteries for the proper lighting

Did You Get the Meal P-lan?

i could tear out my own guts just for knowing better even as trustworthy as it is
theres an allegiance with my shadow so their in on it together
lurking behind me
yelling in my ear
instinct keeps telling me to be done with the lot of them
within in all the brass tax and all thats considered holy
who am i kidding?
i enlisted in this
there was no drafted lottery radio ticket call in
did you sign your name/life on the dotted line?
we are all told to be good as gold as the fertilizer of the world falls around down the ears
good for what exactly i still wonder
theres huge potholes out there with my name on it
yes i joined
so hand out the map already
keep yours

Teacher Disciplined For Unusual Creative Writing Assignment

School Says Teacher Gave Students Inappropriate Assignment

WOLFEBORO, N.H. — An English teacher is being closely monitored at Kingswood Regional High School after administrators said she assigned an inappropriate essay topic to her students.

Jack Robertson, superintendent of the Governor Wentworth Regional School District, said the teacher asked students to respond to the question: “If you knocked your brother down, would you urinate in his mouth?”

The question was posed as part of creative writing assignment to a class of about 12 or 13 seniors. Robertson said the question was designed to help motivate students to improve their writing, but he said the teacher lacked good judgment in assigning the question.

Administrators found out about the question after a student approached another teacher for help with the assignment. That teacher told the school principal about it.

School officials said the assignment didn’t have to do with a book the students were reading. The district said she’s a good teacher with a track record of motivating her students.

“While on the one hand, I appreciate her interest in trying to get kids to write, there are other topics and there are more appropriate prompts that could create that same kind of interest,” Robertson said.

The question had some parents and residents asking what made the teacher think posing the question was appropriate. Resident Lucille Cloutier said her granddaughter attends the high school.

“I think there’s some people who feel they can do anything they want to do and say anything they want to say, whether they’re teaching young minds or whether they’re not,” she said.

Robertson said that given the teacher’s good record, he never expected something like this to happen.

The district said a supervisor is now monitoring the teacher’s assignments. Officials said the hope is that she continues to motivate her students in more appropriate ways.

Round Table

to tweet or not to tweet that is the question, seriously
do i really want to spit out the obnoxious thoughts i have at that given moment when i can just text message someone who really could give a toss either way or how bad dunkin donuts made my coffee
i have plenty of venom to go around i suppose
but it is a valid question