The Notebook That Explodes I-II, by Rudy Martinez
The Notebook Explodes (I) (2015)
My new address
I can't help but look
she walks away, unreleased
the day iTunes crashed/high above congratulations
right you are
an empty but well-lit street with an optimistically sad smile
Gideon, they said, had a problem chasing leaves
she handed him what was certainly
most important cigarette he would ever smoke.
"Your birthday must be in March"
"They don't have Mondays in Palestine"
Currency—backed by the power of illusion
Paralysis of the soul
lying on her bed, naked, having to explain oneself
Pitch: A psychedelic foot soldier drafted into a war to protect the teeny-boppers from themselves.
the spooks, lonely in the sky
it's all coming to a head
Actually: No: It just keeps going.
Is it what he asked for?
names are neon designations
Pitch: We, the New Left of Central Texas, announce our birth today: Sa tur day, the FOURTH of july 2015.
resources bestowed upon me
A (note on) Freedom:
Freedom is not a chai latte at Tantra/Freedom is not found while floating the San Marcos River/Freedom is not playing in a folk band with the ukulele your father bought you/Freedom is not wearing a feather in your hair, convincing me how much you really care, while walking around shoeless/Freedom is not drowning in debt at a public institution, chasing a degree while bragging about how nice studying in Italy was/Freedom is not waiting for last call at Zelick's
the fourth double
At the Apollo theatre
September 9th, 10th, 11th
Beirut? Nein, das ist San Marcos.
Do not blame
The child, for growing up and confronting the ENEMY
for he saw three wars before the age of seven,
Father was swallowed
the end of the occupation begins with the tossing of stones
"Why do you have hair under your arms?,"
grab soda, discuss guerilla warfare
Ministry of Memory
nervous as all hell, wondering what lies I will push to my contemporaries
Ankara, work may lead
Texas behind me
Title of this work
champion of disabled Americans
Grandma ended up on a billboard a decade after the war
my girlfriend at the time: GENESIS
and the man I still consider my best friend: BRYAN
Have since found God,
missed my first philosophy assignment
worst immigration crisis since reporter was shot on live television,
not responsible for The Great Gatsby
Is L. Ron Hubbard occurring to him? A sweater.
cement memories underneath our stove, preparing speeches!
Imperialist fetish spreads democracy
think of such thing stated earlier
watching it all burn from afar, this is Christmas
kids shot in the West Bank
Six thoughts in three hours
Defined a basketball career, distanced spiritualist
P.S. Thanks for the hat.
The Notebook Explodes (II) (2014)
I cut my hair today.
Thanks, T.E. Lawrence;
I saw Constance’s face—what really happened to Malaysian Airlines flight MH370?
Texted Nora most of the movie, discussing the assassination of James Cameron
Clever for 2010, look up names that aren’t commonly used anymore.
“Questions, queries, conundrums,”
“Andy Warhol couldn’t tie my creative shoes,”
The coffeehouse last night, didn’t fit in;
My eyes run away, dance under the same flag
UN CLAIMS THE DEATH TOLL FROM THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR TOPS 191,000
Question: Did humans invent machines WHO in turn created humans who they watch from afar on this sacred island?
Query: She never did mention the letters: Was she frightened?
Conundrum: The ISLAMIC STATE of EBOLA threatens Jewish PALESTINIANS from the Ukraine who had crushes on both ROBIN Williams and Lauren BACALL.
No idealist was ever a cocaine addict.
Standing alone at lunch, friends for lease
Song: These Teenage Ghosts
We were never challenged/but we thought the most
Lovely things right now
From the first night: Walking through Tantra last night, seeing everyone be a busy body, while “Spirit in the Sky” played in the background, made the experience very cinematic. It was as if I were recalling this fantastical chapter in my life where I worked at a purple coffeehouse with beautiful individuals.
For Agatha, for Alyssa, “we were happy here…for a while”
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
ACCORDING TO UNICEF: 469 OF THE 2,091 PALESTIANIAN CAUSALTIES DURING THIS LATEST ISRAELI INCURSION HAVE BEEN CHILDREN
Experimental modernist poets born in decade between 1879-88
POUND DOOLITTLE HILDA MOORE
Madmen and outlaws of the generation before
Three times a century
21 points in the first half
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The Baron of Arizona / Day I
Truth derived from watching people
Name said nine times, drawn poorly
“…was always very flirtatious…but, I’m 28, I don’t play that game anymore.”
Song about wishing ill-health upon someone
People & Illusions
You saw me write that!
The sun will not shine as the devil begins to dine.
Warning: Do not recede into the world of dreams for too long, you’ll become a ghost.
I don’t think I’ve ever had a day to myself like that:
Mean eyes prove to be an audience
Girl bites dog
Have beer before work
Fake review of John, Shane, and Lance’s mid-day jamming,
Pit stop at the carnival
Wade’s “sense of timing”