I can’t write poetry with this squeaky flippin table

@1 day ago with 1 note

Reblog Please

I can’t sleep because I’m thinking about how amazing these kids are that are out there protesting for their right to an honest education. They give me hope in the world.

"O my friends, the greatest Americans have not yet been born. They are waiting patiently for the past to die." -Saul Williams

"Speak with purpose. Sound without shape is static, and you were not born a dead channel. You were born screaming." -Ken Arkind

Please guys. Be a part of this.

In the words of Matt Schachticity, who was a very influential teacher to me:

Please consider signing this petition. Bring back the love.

http://chn.ge/1pHK0Ru

@6 days ago
#colorado education 
Margherita pizza. #foodporn

Margherita pizza. #foodporn

@6 days ago with 5 notes
#foodporn 
It’s weird to see #southwestplaza in shambles. I grew up going to this mall. My parents met at this mall. I’m excited to see the new mall but still sad. (at Southwest Plaza)

It’s weird to see #southwestplaza in shambles. I grew up going to this mall. My parents met at this mall. I’m excited to see the new mall but still sad. (at Southwest Plaza)

@6 days ago
#southwestplaza 
@1 week ago with 4 notes
#saulwilliams #poetry 
@1 week ago with 1 note
88 cent raspberries. There is a God. (at King Soopers)

88 cent raspberries. There is a God. (at King Soopers)

@1 week ago with 4 notes
Good sign at Sammy B’s brother’s place.

Good sign at Sammy B’s brother’s place.

@2 weeks ago with 1 note
#creeeeeeeeepy

#creeeeeeeeepy

@1 day ago with 1 note
#creeeeeeeeepy 
Posting it again because it’s the most simple but amazing quote. It’s how I try to approach my life.

Posting it again because it’s the most simple but amazing quote. It’s how I try to approach my life.

@6 days ago with 11 notes
#saulwilliams poetry slampoetry 
Homemade jalapeño and pineapple pizza. Hanging with mom. #foodporn

Homemade jalapeño and pineapple pizza. Hanging with mom. #foodporn

@6 days ago with 3 notes
#foodporn 
#halloween #nuffsaid

#halloween #nuffsaid

@1 week ago with 3 notes
#nuffsaid #halloween 

THE CITY AND THE MOUNTAIN

your love eclipses me like a shadow
like six months of winter
like warm death and whiskey dreams
your snow falls like fragments of white time
like picket signs gathering in peaceful demonstration
the wind is our carrier pigeon
and i do nothing all day long
but write you love letter after love letter
after love letter after love letter
you lift me a mile off the ground
you make my breaths short and intentional
beneath your rocky skyline
beneath your metallic peaks
i am beautiful and inconsequential
your love is forever
and your forever love is the sound of air
against a car window

a winding road / a one way street
a pedicabber / a ponderosa
a deer in headlights / a jaywalker
a flaming crucifix / a lookout mountain
a homeless man / a mountain man
a book on a shelf
and a book in the dust of the dirt
a petroglyph / a river
a bottle of beer smashed on a dirt path
an empty city / an angry sandstorm
an acoustic guitar / an electronic machine
a gypsy / dancing to the future soundtrack
a robot / dancing in the light of lumineers
a light show / an aurora
a sunset / a dubstep drop

smoke
smoke from the city
smoke from the mountain
smoke from the mouths of tiny buddhas
smoke from the mouths of giant fools

you catch me always unprepared
without a sweater without a hand to hold
without a lover to keep me warm
without a care in the world
you catch me you catch me
like a glancing stranger in a lucid dream

i run my calloused guitar fingers
up and down your spine
and you run me back and forth
between your head and your heart
this balancing act
of freedom and love
the city and the mountain

COPYRIGHT BRICE MAIURRO 2014

@1 week ago with 3 notes
#poetry #writing #denver #Colorado 

PUNCHDRUNK THE ANTHEM

rage smiling and punchdrunk into the black night of the soul
we become afraid of our own shadows as they sweep over us
like a smallpox blanket but we will not go blindly

we will hang streamers from the rafters in the high school gymnasium of hell

we will paint with our fingers on the skin of our lovers

we will hold their hand as we descend the stairs into our parent’s basement
and this great depression which might be more of a grand canyon

we are armed with our teeth our bones and the best playlist ever made
the will to not will to the powerful powers that be
we know that the past has an ace up his dirty fucking sleeve
so we challenge him to a game of chinese checkers
and the wind blows into the gluten free donut shops
like a zen song like a child who has never seen a television set

men with legs like bicycles
women with wings like gods
the cash register building like the mountains of nepal
sinking slowly into the tarpits of new amsterdam

we were born a cactus patch but whereas you might assume
we would try to splay our arms outward
praying to every single cellular god there is
the truth is we just really want someone to embrace us
and sing us the song of freedom
the one that i heard as a child

rage
rage smiling and punchdrunk into the black night of the soul
because it’s a shitty hotel you’ll find yourself in
with dollar store wallpaper and see through toilet paper
with neighbors that scrape at the walls and haunted bedsheets
but the view ain’t too bad if you know what you’re looking at
and they got netflix there, so there is that

rage smiling and punchdrunk into the black night of the soul
def
y rul
es
dive into the 3 foot section of the pool of the eyes of the person
sitting right fucking next you to on the bus because you ain’t got no car
you don’t need no car but you do need to take a vacation
and unwind you overwound wind-up bird and you need someone to love
i believe this i believe before anyotherthing i believe
and have a chocolate bar too ya know
because life is short and shit

rage smiling and punchdrunk into the black night of the soul
because the movies are scary and the movies are depressing indie flicks
but you just might learn a god damn thing or two about yourself
as you stay up all night dancing around your scattered papers
arm in arm with insomnia and mary jane and insomnia and mary jane

because love can coexist with freedom you just have to put in
a great deal of effort if you want to learn to juggle fire
in a suit soaked in kerosene

rage smiling and punchdrunk into the black night of the soul
and make your room your empire of confusion and madness
because empires are made to fall and new ones will rise
and those empires will fall and new ones will rise
and then those empires will fall and new ones will rise
and i’m gonna watch it from the rooftops sipping sizzurp with ginsberg
and the ghost of christmas present
and the roof will cave in i’m sure
and i will fall like alice through the miles and miles of bullshit
and when i land it will be at the bottom of a well
in the black night of the soul
and i will rage
smiling
and punch
drunk
into
the
black night
of the soul.

@1 week ago with 3 notes
#poetry #poems #suicide 
Awwwwww yeah you jealous? Hell yes you jealous. (at Cold Stone Creamery)

Awwwwww yeah you jealous? Hell yes you jealous. (at Cold Stone Creamery)

@1 week ago