Can’t Always Get What You Thousand (NaPoWriMo #19)

Wife is like no
don’t wanna go tonight now
though party planned it.
President like
can’t always get what you
want, dear
get what you always.

Tonight is like
right
daytime TV
since mistress cut
your phone from ring.
Wife Jeremy Kyle
wax ears, ear buds
tissue stuff drum damage
least of problems.

Once, you’d join
something for you
learn to take care of the pocket gap
where liver used to be.
But tonight wife
is right
tonight wife says no
but you go, anyway
because she cottage cheese
sell-by date 2006
astrology predictions
Matt LeBlanc beg
holding all the vibrators
now.
always

Erase (NaPoWriMo #11)

Is it movie cliché
that brains remember who we loved before war
post-war
prior to alien invasion?

Or is this fact
what we’ll face in 2064, 3018, when the world
Earth
is no longer ours?

Tom’s who you’d pick to convince
he was it, forgot
when they wiped every memory
with purse-size sanitizer

and any dream with a face like yours in it
he has
is epiphany
premonition

and in a past-life or this one
just, like, decades ago
you were together

and if he’d re-ring it
put another on it
you’d save the world and shit.
tom c