Sunday, March 28, 2010

a poem for gaga

I wrote this poem half-asleep and sort of hungover this morning. It is Lady Gaga's 24th birthday, and I actually wrote it as an ode to New York, but since it seems highly appropriate, it became an ode to her and how she inspires me and my friends and our art. I love you New York, and I love you Lady Gaga.

happy birthday, gaga

saw a show last night in brooklyn
the lead singer was a girl
sparkly leotard
marching band majorette shit
i thought of gaga
doing this
just a few years ago
and patti
(with less sequins)
even more years ago
people have shaken new york
with their feet for years

we tromped to the L train
16 minute wait
fuck no
(why i won't live in brooklyn)
hailed a gypsy
wailed across the williamsburg
manhattan winked and took us in her arms
ludacris on the radio
cabbie laughed and cranked it
"oh my goddddddd you fucking rock"
would have loved a car yesterday in the sun
to just drive drive drive
above the city

fast forward
i love finding the LES under my nails
after i
publish my first book
i will dedicate it to st. jerome
yes, the patron saint of libraries
but also the patron faint of rivington
where we danced in the dark
i bought a flashing nemo necklace
(four dollars totally worth it)
i found him there
and myself
under the disco ball

fast forward
i want a (brooklyn) bowl
of cereal
time to go to the bodega


  1. Now this I will be negative about lol. There are wayyyy many better artists to be inspired by. Calling her an artist is an insult to actual artists. ;) :P

  2. Ummm I love your love for GaGa. She's awesome.
    I also love this poem, which is also awesome.

  3. Your poetry is getting better. I really liked this. Maybe cuz I was there? I like the Brooklyn (bowl) of cereal. And "hailed a gypsy / wailed across the williamsburg / manhattan winked and took us in her arms." So good to see you guys. Sorry for being so outrageously wastey faced. I'm jealous. Love DC but the bureaucracy wears on you.

  4. I agree with willobnero. This one's a keeper.

    Do you think Lady Gaga reads your blog? I do. Here's my theory:

    On an off-day, Lady Gaga Googles herself and, due to its several Gaga references, your blog appears under the third or fourth O. Intrigued, Gaga takes a gander, goes gaga for your content, and becomes an anonymous follower.

    I mean, it's plausible.

  5. This is so cool! I love Gaga (and Brooklyn) too!

  6. Hmmmm a good piece of art addressing the life and New York and a famous singer of her age.
    a normal feeling but he has done it very carefully
    This will show the thrill of lady gaga and her music and the living style of 2010 to the generation of 2030. Help us to make our mood cool and fresh and it will became a nostalgia for us.
    Very great
    Thank you
    Robin Jokes