Writer’s Block by Adam Dustus

Posted in Image Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2010 by dustus

Sacrificing a Sacred Cow

Posted in Poetry, writing with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 15, 2019 by dustus

Trough licked clean
Lathed scythe poised glinting
Bovine lulls
Ruminates…
Not knowing its blood shall let
Their cloudless sky rain

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Shadorma is a 6 line poem (sestet) of Spanish descent with no set rhyme scheme. The shadorma is a syllabic poem with the following structure: 3/5/3/3/7/5

 

Princess Bling

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , on June 14, 2019 by dustus

Princess Bling craves fancy things
But not as much as diamond rings
Her platinum bands do luster pale
From rocks that awe like quarter-sized hail!

Princess Bling loves lots of ice
Give her some, she’ll treat ya nice
With hair flair streaks
—blonde high-lit stripes

Faint glitter-dust
‘Round winsome eyes

Rose sleeve tattoos prove she’s quite tough
And workouts keep the hot bod buff
Though if someone asks what she thinks of
(Beyond selfie ‘grams & who she fucks)
A deadpan gaze and challenged mind
Can’t conjure lines nor sound refined

She’ll protest and claim
You’re too hard on her
Just jealous
To not get some part of her…

Thus, herein lies
Her crux and fate
Not everyone’s dumb
Nor taken by fakes

 

Akin to Quixote

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2019 by dustus

Bless his crazy heart…haiku
Faux windmill fighting psycho!

—Let’s seek asylum

 

Two Worlds Astray

Posted in Poetry, writing with tags , , , , , on June 11, 2019 by dustus

A golden couple strolls down the street
Hand in hand, they’re pace is slow
Grinning through a warm ocean breeze
Laughing from an inside joke

About five yards away & approaching fast
A much younger couple’s getting close
Respectively, they’re staring down
Twiddling thumbs on phones

The older gentleman cautions them–
A fair warning so they’ll look up
Then the younger guy bumps into him
And shouts, “Old Man, shut the fuck up!”

The younger lady twiddles on unconcernedly
Skipping no beat as she texts down the street…
As the older woman pulls her husband aside
Holds both his hands down,
And then kisses his cheek

So the golden couple shakes their heads
They’re laughing again–
Willing to go out of their way
While the younger couple 
Sticks to their phones
Together, yet two worlds astray

 

Post Cremation

Posted in Blog, Poetry, writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 10, 2019 by dustus


Ghostwriter haunts home—
haiku
Strobes light, slams doors; book shelves crash

Fogged chair rocks laughing

 

 

Radioactive Water to a Whale

Posted in Poetry, writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2019 by dustus

A Con Artist had sold
Radioactive water to a Whale 
Who then crapped Titanic Turdbergs
So no ships could ever sail

The people were livid
The coastguard got pissed
Nobody could swim
Those turds killed all the fish!

A myriad of sea-life
Suffered mass genocide:
Lobster, otter, shark, crab
All plants & octopi

Manatees…. gone
No turtles survived
Seals chose to cliff-dive
To hasten their demise

This carnage spread far worse than
Any epic algae bloom
Birds perished in mid-air
From mad wafting toxic fume

Tourism soon died
Commercial ports had shut down
& the Con Artist counted (while laughing aloud):
Every last clam that Whale had shelled out–
He hoped to find pearls
Prying open their mouths

As for that sick Whale
While he took his last breath
He knew he’d been poisoned
By the real Moby-Dick