Poetry from K.C. Fontaine

NU-JAZZ PUNK BLUES

It’s easy to count your losses and blame yourself.

You quickly scramble for compensation..

Scolding from loved ones echo thru your mind…

IT’S TIME TO PAY THEM BACK [but how?]….

You BUCK UP & become who they said you SHOULD be.

You abandon your instincts.

You eliminate what seemingly has not worked for you.

You throw away clothes, music, etc. – identifiers of your “failed” existence:

You delete your social media.

You change your area code.

You comb your hair to the side.

You join a gym.

You start tanning.

You start speaking the King’s English.

You approach women whom normally wouldn’t give you the time of day…

You hang out at Starbucks:

YOU APOLOGIZE.

Poetry from K.C. Fontaine

Springfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Punk Rock, Fast and Pray

HAYES STREET VERSE

for Gwich’in.
_________________
minority reality
reduction based
aside mountain croiX;
burn aside, road rail..
river mural
rush.
_________

Poetry from K.C. Fontaine

A Slow Suicide

I.
the pakistani painter’s studio
a shrine to her lost self

the finer things
glossed resistance
depressed days
blunted nights

II.

the darkest corner
of
her dust-laden studio
whisper
brighter
daysze.

untitled

Poetry from K.C. Fontaine

Zen-like life-Force >

the flow of ideas quickens beyond chronicle..

My last liberal cup
of coffee astral projected
from Hyde Park to Riverside
one late weekday morning..

No longer ‘agreeing’
with conservative ideas,
I now live and breathe them;

In other words,
no longer a liberal
transformed.

Essay from Kahlil Crawford

MENDOTA BLUFF

‘I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.’ -Redbone proverb

mendotabluff

In 2008, I was informally introduced to the business world in a Saint Paul, Minnesota café:

As a creative Artist with an extensive not-for-profit background, I was found to be an asset to a budding Social Entrepreneur with extensive financial management experience. This former international banking executive, though commercially astute, was clueless as to how to apply his expertise to a non-profit situation. I witnessed him make mistake after mistake as he desperately sought a way to use his skill set to “help kids”; however, this gentleman’s plight was much deeper…

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