A Memo

Rummy’s ramblings
in a leaked memo
of a drowning man
in a sea of blood
who doesn’t know if he’s
sinking or swimming

he keeps killing and spending
but new enemies keep coming
at bargain prices
it’s just like peaking
during an acid trip


without boundaries
of measurement
can not know
if i’m really moving
and in what direction


cannot know
if it’s a great victory
or just me
choking and dying
in my own rage.

STEW ALBERT runs the Yippie Reading Room. His memoir, Who the Hell is STEW ALBERT?, is forthcoming from Red Hen Press. He can be reached at: stewa@aol.com