Sunday, October 24, 2010




If I was a better artist
I would paint a mural
a giant circle
of people who are notable
for one thing
so much that
people never shut up about them
never give the little guy a break
consider others
support the "it"
and not the "who"
anyway ...
the people ,hockey players,rock stars,
writers,builders,other artists
would be on their hands and knees
with their head stuffed up the ass of the jerk in front of them
like a chain
around the neck
of a very giant dick in a 3 piece suit
and their would be a rainbow coming out of the hole
(not a gay thing , I thing that a rainbow should just be a rainbow dig?)
maybe it would be riding in a pick up truck
with a one speaker radio on full volume
( you'll have to use your imagination on that last part )

                               Paul Balanchuk / 2010

Tom Waits

...and all the prostitutes had name that sounded like donuts

Wednesday, October 20, 2010




This is sacred
as much as the locked fingers of prayer
this is the sound of hope
of retribution
the construction of passion
this is sacred
and it gives without judgment
takes without apology
this is not open for discussion
no gesture of perception
this is sacred
and it never sleeps
it is there
or it isn't
the permanance of gravity
this is from the inside
this is the soul
of being
the capture of all breath
this is
the unspoken answer
this is the maker
and this

                       Paul Balanchuk /April 8/10

Thursday, October 14, 2010



 Then one day
the bath water goes cold
on all that hair pomade and horsepower
and all it does is shrink your balls
it's not about commitment
or dedication
just the energy that drains out of splendor
till it's seems just a memory
like that old ladys poodle skirt
or the car that left you on the shoulder

                                          Paul Balanchuk/ Sept / 10

Classic fashion