Bradley Mason Hamlin

Murdering Rainbows

(For Nicky Christine)

 

One
Of the great
Treasures

You get
With children

Is
The amazing
Art

Heartfelt
Stick figures

Purple unicorns

Or super
Wildly explosive
Rainbows

That look
Brilliantly murdered
By the sun

The best part
Of all
Is the look

On their
Beautiful mother’s
Face

Smiling
Eyes appreciating
The raw talent
And emotion

Something
Only she
Never forgets

When
The kids
Turn into teenage
Zombies

And do
Their very best

To eat
Our brains

She
Sees the best
Because
She is
The best

And sometimes
When
I screw up

Forgetting
To remember
Not
To forget

The Crayon family
Riding
The psychedelic
Spaceship

She
Reminds me
I too

Like
To strangle
The sun.

 

BMH
Mother’s Day, 2020
Sacramento, California

________________________________

 

 

Sacramento Surf

 

The California
Wild cats scream
Against violent windstorm

As the giant palm gods
Rock
Palm fronds flip-fly

Surfing through the rain
Crashing
Against brick roofs

Bang, bang
The valley swings
Savagely

Like
A drunken go-go girl
Too skilled
To fall

Water
Oceans down
In kahunic waves from Heaven

Until the ancient
Gold dust stirs
From the bones of the broken

As we clear our psyche
With beer, & wine, & spirits
And cosmic sex

We
Are rich again.

 

April 4, 2021
Sacramento, California

One Response to “Bradley Mason Hamlin”

  1. Scot, thank you!

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