Over night there was
a whole lot of chatter
across the uninterested net
I slept through it all
though my dreams
held me hostage
to another idea.
Woke a bit bewildered
and hoped that the bed
would make itself.
The final dream of the night
had told me in a
very direct way that,
“I had made my bed, so now I must lie in it.”
I replied to this afterthought of a dream
now fading in the morning,
“so I did, and so I have lied down in it.
And now you can go ahead and remake it.
For is that not what your dreams
are supposed to do?”
Without argument or as much as a puff
my dreams got to folding down the edges
and fluffing the pillows
I was happy to see that there was
one egg left over for my breakfast.
I broke the shell across the forehead
of some vague reality
fried my values on both sides
and poured Tabasco directly
into my bloodshot eyes
Joshua Baumgarten/The Irrational Library – (1971) Expat suburban NY jew living the life in the Netherlands. Was taught early on by overly nationalistic school teachers to either “love it or leave it” so he left it. Now up to his neck in the muck of cultural agitation in Haarlemtown, Baumgarten is considered to be the second coming of some unknown beat poet from the 60’s. Baumgarten denies this and does not believe in reincarnation. Baumgarten has been said to use the word Fuck quite often in his writings. Baumgarten has no idea why the fuck that matters and thinks people who use twitter are ebola rats. Baumgarten is the author of a number of self-published books and continues to have little patience for poetry editors. As the frontman for the band The Irrational Library, Baumgarten says a lot of things that a large number of Dutch people don’t associate with. Baumgarten is currently writing a collection of sweet character assassination pieces about members of the Republican party. Baumgarten hopes that one day, poetry will be the golden shower to rain down upon all the nationalistic idiots around the world.