Flowers for Agamemnon [Cover B] edition
Generating Sparks: Throwing Away the Alarm Clock by Charles Bukowski
my father always said, “early to bed and
early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy
it was lights out at 8 p.m. in our house
and we were up at dawn to the smell of
coffee, frying bacon and scrambled
my father followed this general routine
for a lifetime and died…
Fernando French: "16-bit Intel 8088 chip"
with an Apple Macintosh
you can’t run Radio Shack programs
in its disc drive.
nor can a Commodore 64
drive read a file
you have created on an
IBM Personal Computer.
both Kaypro and Osborne computers use
the CP/M operating system
but can’t read each other’s
for they format…
Plastic-Silver 9V Heart
November is brown-grey dust and frost
begging the sky for snow and warm winds from the mountains,
scouring across Alberta’s washboard landscape
cut by highways: gravel and salt stains.
She is a prostituted princess, scarred by use.
November is empty: an Alberta skyline.
Barren plains, dry and cold
with a spine of radio towers—
her plastic-silver 9V heart.
Ian Tyson’s cowboy poetry ringing through the air:
bitter smoke and sweet whiskey.
November is Alberta’s silence.