dennis scharnberg

please be reasonable

Upside down

is prince as clown

is swim as drown

is sticks as town

is grin as frown

is blue as brown

Up sighed “down”.

Patrick Malmsey, Collected Poems.

mammaries as expression

“I attack materialism. I mock all forms of sophistication. I expose the hilarity (and the mystery) of the written word. That’s about it.”

Dennis Waverly, A Woman in Gray.

using your devices

We’re soccer thugs

And we’ll turn your lugs

And steal your bloody tire, sir.

We’ve got sad mugs

And like great jugs

And we will earn your ruddy ire, sir.

E. E. Bynum, A Thump Upon the Head (and Other Poems).

humming and drumming

“Personally, I don’t think that a bathroom requires a chandelier. But there stood Candace, ready to insist on one.”

Park V. Kessler, Nearly Happy.

out of date

“Because it is not pop music, that’s why. In materialist terms, it’s probably not music at all.”

Dennis Waverly, A Woman in Gray.

like a dream

October 11, 2014. Prospect for a new hobby: Hold a small scrap of paper (or tissue) while standing. Release same, and then go lurching after it. Come what may.

Reginald Boyington, Dear Dreadful Diary.

big resonating wow

A wooden house sat large and lonely, in fading light. On either side stood blackened trees. The house was foreboding—almost frightening—as though it were sending a signal. Suddenly, within the dream itself, I realized that I had been examining a photograph. Black-and-white, and bearing distinct marks of folding.

Brendan Sander, Speaking in Wonders.

greed ain’t it

“It’s the name of a painting, Amelia. That’s all we know. I mean, what kind of person gives a name to a picture?”

Dennis Waverly, A Woman in Gray.

bassus altus superius

“You have to be willing to learn a few things, Cynthia. After all, getting rid of stuff is kind of fun once you get started.”

Park V. Kessler, Nearly Happy.

hobby-horse is forgot

They found themselves in the midst of what interior decorators refer to as an “ottoman crisis”.

Chase Tipton, Enjoying Prison Pizza.