Tuesday, January 26, 2010

just warming up by Steve Clamars

i punt bullets into the earth’s atmosphere

that fall back to the surface with the weight

of boulders

reducing tokyo, barcelona and new york

to little more than empty craters

i sprint and kick tanks across the planet

like field-goals

hunks of metal raining down on the streets

of paris and seattle

i cock back and hurl mini-vans reckless

as hail-marys

rubber, glass and steel crashing thru rooftops

in lima, omaha and berlin

i toss up telephone poles like free-throws and

fade away

like giant tooth-picks pummeling the pavement

of toronto, houston and washington dc . . .

Bio: Steve Calamars lives in San Antonio, TX. He has a B.A. in Philosophy and works in a grocery store. His first poetry chapbook, American Violence, will be released April 2010 from New Polish Beat. He blogs http://dirtywordsoncleanliving.blogspot.com/