rik-rat corn pile

Friday, November 20, 2009

Ode to a Dead Bumble Bee

While i ran across the lawn
You bumbled in the clovers
You played matchmaker
Among the pretty flowers.

For such a tiny, buzzing thing,
Hardly even there.
Into my arch, i felt a sting
Into my skin so bare.

And with that sting that felt like fire
Burning up my shin
I cussed and screamed and cursed that bee
My foot became its pyre.


I stumbled forth
And landed on the stairs.
I clutched my foot
To look at it
And half the bee was there.

A tiny pulsing abdomen
pumped venom in my skin.
And i knew that bee would never buzz
or ever fly again.

Now I walk on aching arch
With steroids as my pills.
To dull the pain,
Unflame inflamed

From a bee whose guts were spilled.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

hungry eyes.

I have a trail camera attatched to a tree on our property. It collects photographs of wildlife around our Iowa home. I have pictures of all sorts of creatures; bobcat, coyote, male and female deer, squirrels, raccoons, possum, birds, and other woodland creatures. The camera is set off by a combination of heat and movement so the camera won't take pictures of swaying reeds, leafs blowing, or other boring things. Occassionally the camera will take a very amusing photo of animals just doing what comes natural to them. I've decided to share two of the more amusing photographs with you all.

1. A coyote taking a number two right in front of our camera. Very random.

2. A young male deer looking for love (he is doing "frenum", mouth open smelling for mates),he has a small erection which means he's probably about to run and harrass a doe.

Monday, November 16, 2009

cadaver dogs.

In Chicago they band together,
roving packs of angry, canine youths.

They roll into the suburbs
and disturb my mother's neighbors.

Only to be chased away from emptied garbage cans,
by the River Forest Police.

In Iowa you solo roll,
trot along the four-lane highway.

Dead smells seduce
your olfactory sense.

You cadaver dog. Eat what you find.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A.J Fosik.

This is a sculpture made by the prolific and talented A.J Fosik. If i prayed to a God, I would pray to this Bear-like wall God. my goodness this guy could fine art any girl right outta their panties. Take a gander at his work...http://www.toxel.com/inspiration/2009/05/03/animal-sculptures-by-aj-fosik/