Monday, April 11, 2011

I Was Dreaming When I Wrote This



(We're publishing a book of poems/prose inspired by Dale Jackson's text-works (titled I Was Dreaming When I Wrote This), to debut at the opening of "2 + 2 = 5:  Collaborations" 4/29/2011.  This is my contribution -- a villanelle (sort of) made up of lines from Dale's pieces... [Keith Banner])

Nobody’s Nothing


How long does it take to find out?
Batman needs a new partner.
Nobody’s nothing.

It fits just right.
The driver starts turning the wheel.
How long does it take to find out?

Remember it comes back in the night.
(I say forget it.)
Nobody’s nothing.

This is American Idol
Flying out of the Batcave.
How long does it take to find out?

They out of luck.
Look at the price.
Nobody’s nothing.

Black SUV come flying down the road
90 miles per hour.
How long does it take to find out?
Nobody’s nothing.