Author Archives: marcogibbo

BLACK LAKE

Don’t go down to the edge of Black Lake, they say there’s no story beneath the surface, no moral midst the chaos of mud and weeds, no answers pulled from its depths, just a mirror of plate glass, a sheet … Continue reading

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The Return

I fell in love with the wounded animal in you. I recognized it across the room, and I wanted to hold you, soothe you, and reassure myself we’d be okay as a team. Which meant a friend in the fifth … Continue reading

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Negative Canon

Think of it, all the great poems we will never read, the uncollected gems no one tried to publish or those groundbreaking verses submitted to fall on ears that couldn’t hear their music or genius since no one had ever … Continue reading

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BUTTE RAT

Dan Lavelle was a poet with impeccable credentials— he was a wild-ass Butte rat bound to a wheel chair after a mishap behind the wheel involving speed, involving age and rage and alcohol, of course. His curse (our reward) was … Continue reading

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The Billiard Bones Blues

Lee Nye played the sticks last night, Brought his musical pool cues he’d designed himself To demonstrate on my basement table. His bones, As he called them, were works of art, and as you might guess, The son-of-a-bitch could play. … Continue reading

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The Old Poet Sees the White Man

                       for Vic Charlo Two stools down, two white guys rebuild – sheet rock and tape – the house they’d worked on all day, tossing back pints of Miller beer. … Continue reading

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MY FELLOW AMERICAN

i do appreciate you my friend and your poems too   your directness is the key that honesty   will get your ass in trouble   dancing in the bullshit bubble of decorum   but you’re a poet just doing … Continue reading

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AFTERMATH

The Rolling Stones In concert Was no excuse But since I couldn’t Get stoned For the show Risk pot in my piss I decided I could Drink whiskey instead I don’t know why I thought I could But I did … Continue reading

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rose hill blues

    chorus 52 funny you should mention them ol clickity-clack blues i been rollin round with dr. sax searchin for my walkin shoes   so its funny you should mention you got that hobo moan a-goin cause ol master … Continue reading

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A Jug of Cranberry Juice

today’s a day to celebrate don’t give a fuck open up those pearly gates do something really stupid poke the bear push your fucking luck buy a bottle of irish whiskey and a quarter ounce of cocaine pretend you know … Continue reading

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