Three poems by Bradley Mason Hamlin

Cat Piss & Vodka

Listening
to “Disco in Moscow”
by the Vibrators

I find
a matchbook
on the floor
in my office

I discover
many strange
things
on the flooring
of my headquarters

but
I don’t smoke
so
I picked it up

smelling vaguely
like cat piss

not me,
the matches

from
Black Sparrow
with a Bukowski poem
printed
on the backside

about
running
with the hunted

well done,
and this poem
won’t be as good
as that one

but
Hank isn’t able
at the moment
to drink
iced vodka

and
not quite
give a fuck.

____________

Bukowski Haiku

 

Bukowski beaten
but better than Kerouac
beaten but not beat.

____________

California Jungle

Listening
to punk rock
on the backyard
patio

she
soaks up the shine
in a polka dot bikini
while drinking
a beer from Chico

45 Grave
soundtracks the sun

as I read
Tarzan and the Golden Lion
(our Bengal kitten
stalks the veldt
of our lawn …)

just
as Burroughs
cries forth with epic
cruel world passion:

“… he placed one foot
upon the carcass of his kill
and raised his voice in
the terrifying victory cry
of the apes of Kerchak.”

the kill
in this case,
a lion

as
the jungle cat’s claws
chased
a crazy sexy hot
jungle princess

an
evil wicked beast
deserving of
the spear of destiny

if only
every
kill
could be so
clean

never destroy
that which doesn’t
need destruction

simple, right?

like,
totally, deep
thoughts …

from
the brown bottle
bottom

and
on this warm California
summer day,
north of Tarzana

you’re welcome.

 

One Response to “Three poems by Bradley Mason Hamlin”

  1. Thanks!

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