Love Scratches And Some Love Scratches Hurt

Many folks want free shit.

They do not realize

shit is not free.

Thank you, friend.

Barry out.

Before Envy And Jealousy Were Invented Coffins Were Plain And Simple

Most folks who are wealthy are not ugly.

They might have been born looking

like they were hit by a Mack truck

and rich on accounta they won

the lottery but they’re not keeping it.

Thank you, friend.

Barry out.

Mountains Are Good But On The Level Is Where We Live

Many folks know about hierarchy.

They understand that people

think about the world

based on the height

of their eyes and

if they don’t have eyes, look out.

Thank you, friend.

Barry out.

“Yes, Its Tick Talking, Is Barry There?”

Many folks know they have a number.

They are not waiting around for it

to be called but when it is called

they know that the caller will

have to call more than once.

Thank you, friend.

Barry out.

Life Must Only Be Given

Yes there are bad things.

Cheese rots.

Lumber rots.

Roads and bridges crumble.

Sharp edges on the perimeter of society.

Dull them yes, keep them outa the wind we must cut though,

Until we reach that place.

That place where nothing is taken.

Only given.

Thank you, friend.

Barry out.

I killed a mouse the other day.

On purpose.

Fucker died a horrible death.

I set two traps, thinking there might be two mice.

One mouse. A smart mouse. Reaches in to grab the peanut butter rather than stick his entire head in and SNAP!! the fucking trap catches his front right leg and SNAP!! his tail sets off the second trap.

Mofo tried to chew his arm off to get outa trap one.

Fuck I was sick.

The traps had been set by Mechanical Hunter Williams at the rear of the drawer under the range (stove, oven whatever)

Distance from traps to where I found the poor bastard in the morning: 4 feet.

Motherfucker dragged himself from the back of the stove to the middle of our kitchen floor.

Ahg. Jesus. Terrible.

How big life?

After getting rid of the evidence before it traumatized my wife, I tried to forget about the murder matter.

Within an hour found two other baby mice, cuddled up together and trapped in a plastic garbage bin.

I could see that they were terrified and giving each other comfort.

Bully for them, I thought.

Two people in that situation would have eaten each other by now.

As King of BarryLand, I let them go.

(“But not anywhere near the house!” my less gawdly wife warned me. Like I could control where they went upon release…)

Two for one.

I had to kill a food thief who shat on everything we found dear. 

I saved two who had done me no harm but who were prone to my mercy.

Course, lawdy hep either of those two if they git to fonda Honeycombs.

Don’t Wanna Go Too Far? Remember Who You Are. Parta The Human Star.

Most folks are born a certain way.

They walked into a room dressed like

they are and no matter how many

other people are swapping

externals, they stick

with shiny pants.

Thank you, friend.

Barry out.

Give Yerself A Place To Store Love Cause As It Empties You’ll Be Sucked In

Most folks know about containers.

They understand that containers

hold more in them than a single

mouthful and hearts work the same way.

Thank you, friend.

Barry out.

Ahm Not Gonna Lie To Ya. I Didn’t Do It.

Most folks incriminate themselves.

They understand they have to

go through some kind of

system to wind up in

in prison then they go through it.

Thank you, friend.

Barry out.

This Love And Hate We Create From Nothing Affects Everything In Its Path

Most folks know about emotions.

They understand that emotions

shape and shatter glass and

engage clean up while dissuading busters.

Thank you, friend.

Barry out. 

A Certain Amount Of Pain Needs Ignoring Even If It Comes From You

Most folks love the sun.

They understand though

that if they spend all

day basking in it’s

glory, it’s glory

can become unbearable.

Thank you, friend.

Barry out.

Good Alcoholics Know

1. Alcohol is yer fiend friend.

2. Where Alcohol is, you are.

3. If Alcohol ain’t coming, you too.

4. You can catch a ride with Alcohol.

5. No worries, Alcohol will bring the real you.

6. Alcohol is a good friend who borrows money.

7. Some loans you don’t expect repaid.

8. That’s the way life and cookies crumble.

9. You can get over Alcohol but Alcohol will never get over you.

10. You can do Alcohol and it’s reciprocal but enough about who does whom.

Thank you, friend.

Barry out.

Too Many People On The Paid For Nuthin’ Plan And Nuthin’ Is What People Get Paid

Most folks know about pensions.

They function on the lopsided basis of

people still working paying a portion

of the people no longer working’s rent.

Thank you, friend.

Barry out.

Luke how many animules are jumping into the sea! The sheep must be sinking!

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Unconditional Is A Condition

Most folks know about love.

They understand if a person

kicks their dog, slaps their

cat and screams at their

parrot, they’re gonna

get chewed shoes, clawed furniture and ratted out.

Thank you, friend.

Barry out.

If You Will Clean Up Their Shit, Pets And Humans Will Give You Love.

Most folks know about acceptance.

They get that the world and everything

in it is a certain way and if they don’t

like it they can transfer to another

world but they are not allowed to transfer others.

Thank you, friend.

Barry out.

Life Has A Clear Purpose. It Wants To Grow Some Mo’.

Many folks know the universe is expanding.

They understand that everything in the

universe must be expanding as well

on account of it all being in the

same soup pot and if a spud

in that soup knows about

this expansion thing yet

don’t expand, that spud’s mashed.

Thank you, friend.

Barry out.

Okay, we’re all toast but why you wanna be burnt? (from being drug along)

Paranoia Cannot Be Controlled. Only, Like The Sun, Directed.

Most folks have imaginations.

They don’t run wild and bring home

all sorts of slippery surprises that

could be stepped in over and

over with dots connecting

ten ways from Sunday or

that hum, that pervasive hum.

Thank you, friend.

Barry out.


Mama Gonna Let You Break That Window If You Got Yerself A Real Good Reason

Many folks know about professional.

They understand that Howard is just called

Howard or dad or honey at home and he

don’t have a colt .45 strapped to his

side when he’s snuggling with his

daughter Suzy on the sofa but

see him tomorrow morning

at ten-fifteen and da

judge gonna sentence someone dead.

Thank you, friend.

Barry out.


See, its like this.

Here I’m me. Out there I’m who they need me to be. It’s them. Not me.

Okay its me, but you get the picture.

And I’m not pretending with you.

Just them. Out there.


Okay, Fine. Shits Not Real. Now What We Gonna Play?

Most folks lives are made up.

They go to this task every day,

usually with no plan on how

the day will finish up due

to, they say, too many

impingements to be

able to call shit for real.

Thank you, friend.

Barry out.

Anyone Could Write Better Than Dude But Uh, They Didn’t, Did They…

Many folks know about trying.

They understand when trying is viewed

as practice it supports zero frustration 

on account of not staying anywhere 

long enough to be pegged down.

Thank you, friend.

Barry out.

From Wild Weeds To Wild Kidlings, Attention Is A Must.

Many folks know what’s going on.

They understand that frustration drives

desire and desire drives need which

drives through the nearest drive-through.

Thank you, friend.

Barry out.


We Are Our Own Children And You Don’t Hate Kids

Most folks don’t consider themselves.

They sympathize with their own

plight yes, but they don’t

investigate to learn

who they are barely talking to.

Thank you, friend.

Barry out.

They Valued The Children So Damn Much They Built Roads Around Every School

Many folks know about design.

They understand that there

is a way to contain the

animals so they don’t

interact with customers of the zoo.

Thank you, friend.

Barry out.

Asses To Ashes. Ashes To Asses. Shit Is Suspended In The Wash.

Many folks know about life.

They understand that it don’t

matter what crap one does,

it’s how the crap is done that counts.

Thank you, friend.

Barry out.

Doing shit with love is tough. It’s way easier to do without it.

Who Is Going To Be Your Daddy? The Lawn? The Loot? The Boot’n Scoot?

Many folks know about nothing.

They understand that it lasts

forever & if a person don’t

realize that everything

comes from it and 

goes back to it,

they could wind up stirring the wrong pot.

Thank you, friend.

Barry out.

The Time To Be Afraid Has Passed. Sorry Pal. You Missed It.

Most folks know about fear.

They understand that fear

can be extremely helpful

when applied correctly

but when wasted on

only slightly scary

events, fear loses its shine.

Thank you, friend.

Barry out.

To Draw A Line Where There Isn’t One

Most folks know about corners.

They back themselves into

‘em all the time and if

no one pools them

outa their know

where angle

they get


Thank you, friend.

Barry out.

A Little Life Was All Dude Wanted. Just A Little Life Is All.

Most folks are a flash in the pan.

They seldom leave a mark

except for where they

fell and even then

someone else tends to it.

Thank you, friend.

Barry out.


Certainly He Added Up To Zero. But It Was A Big, Fat, Zero.

Most folks have sold off tomorrow.

They would like to take some 

time off or call in sick but

they can’t on accounta

most every daze ain’t theirs.

Thank you, friend.

Barry out.

The King Did It. The Queen Did It. Soon Everyone Was Pooping Indoors.

Many folks know about gems.

They understand that if

stones weren’t worth

a cuppa crapola then

yer glass cutters’d vanish.

Thank you, friend.

Barry out.

He Got Away. Got Away. Straight Into A Bottle. But Yeah, He Got Away.

Most folks are being chased by something.

They might be hunted by Could It Be? 

or Mighta Bin Awesome or please

not the horrible Cursed From

Birth There’s Nuttin’ I Could

Do but the moment they

recognize their spirit killer they can rassle ‘em.

Thank you, friend.

Barry out.