Palsy Poems

Through and Through

Underneath the palsy

The jerks

The slurs

The trips

The drools

The screw-upped shakes

Underneath all that

Is yet


My Gated Community

One Sunday, if the kids are bored and your wife
Thinks you are washed up
If you want to come observe my species
You’ll have to take a drive to the handicapped zoo
And freak of nature reserve
There you can find me in the rare north-americans
Spastic right near the aquatic Mongoloid retards
I’ll probably be sleeping or drooling sitting there
Dressed in my native 65 poly 35 cotton sweat suit skin
Point out to your kids that my crooked perma-smile
Doesn’t represent happiness but rather just
Another symptom of neural firings gone bad
Explain to them that my breed thrives
In captivity and cannot easily exists among the upright ambulatory
Who consider themselves a more evolved breed
Then ever so carefully instruct junior to stick his hand
Through the bars of the cage and not to be afraid
We crave the human touch

Designated Cripple

I am your designated cripple
I happily dribble in cafes for you
I ride in a wheelchair in the rain for you
I go to whores so you won’t have to fuck me
In return, all I ask is that if you do
Trip on me
Just say excuse me, sir
Please don’t forget the sir

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2 Feet Away

I look perfect
it is only
when I have to
that the look
of perfection
does not move
with me

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In case of Palsy

If you happen
to catch
a case of palsy
don’t panic
it’s easy
just follow
these simple rules
never get out of bed
before 10:30
when an 85 year old woman
offers you her seat
take it
never eat pizza
in public
marry a heller-keller-type girl
and for money
drool for your parents
till they die
of heartbreak
sell their house
and if all this
doesn’t help
take a long nap
dream about a beautiful beach
full of beautiful bikkinied girls
there is a breeze
you can swim
the palsys’s not there
it fell out of your pocket
in the parking lot

My pal palsy

My pal palsy
and me go way back
in fact we’re almost inseperable
if I’m in a room
chances are you’ll be
able to find palsy close by
we were exceptionally close
growing up together
I took him for granted
then for a while
he was a complete embarrassment
I even tried to shake him off
but he never abandoned me
now I look for him in mirrors
I kiss his screwed up lips


got it

in a picture

my face still

but obviously


I don’t got it

at the movies

audience blind

twizzlers steady

I got it

in that building

where everyone else

got it worse

I don’t got it

between 9:30 and 4

the market up and running

Dow up 92

I got it

at weddings

in a tie

no drink

I don’t got it

with tits

in hand

shaking normally

I got it

at 49th and 3rd


tripping south

I try to disassociate myself from my cheesecake

I try to disassociate myself
From my cheesecake that has
Crumbled into pieces
Toppling from my palsy fork
To the table, onto my lap
Then falling all over the floor
I try to act like these fallen
Pieces are mere accidents of fate
And are no reflection on me
The true author of these cheesy crumbs
And so I let them lay there
Uglying the nicely varnished pine
Stuck yellow on the mid-section of my black polo

Wake-Up Call

What forces me
Into the world everyday
Is the pressure of piss
Pushing me right into the
Life of toilets
The wiping of shit