Fragments Written While Unemployed

Game day. Cool. Blues sky.
A headline in the New York Times

“For better or worse, Trump will get his favorite things on Super Bowl Sunday”


Christmas on Earth 1963

when music was good
people fucked in full
body pain & top hats


At home with the boy yesterday
the elder

Such comfort — under the blanket
cartoons on the television

a parent close at hand


Dirty dishes and drums roll
through brass & keys

Books lie waiting . . .

Faucet dripping thoughts
of sunflowers and California markets — decades gone

“Hopelessly hoping hopefully”


House of the Lord
in stone-clad storefront

flecked skin of industry
bleeding bacterial
growth of unified floor plans



(CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) 2020 Micah Robbins

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