Friday, May 27, 2016

Better Off

steadily warming inevitable growth
precedes decay disintegration meet
to converse particular time location
demands presence for a flourishing

let us reconsider ways we manage
waking incorporate dream stories
deplan our swims breathing deeply
easily exchange intense revelation

our exes better off without us now
select expedience can never forget
a different state unhelpful altitude
if you say so I will gratefully echo

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Going to Town

why does it have to be so ugly
the working farmland beautiful
enter the fringes of our capital
suddenly both sides an unsightly
mess no coherent design or plan
brand new vulgar clashes against
old-fashioned funky falling apart
visual clutter of cars and business
block after block mile after mile
it's unbearably stupid our world

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Perfect Fit

for Jean-Claude van Itallie

what not confident
after eighty years to
learn to be oneself
this has to do with
everything I can be
one world imagined
shaping itself to me
and fits me perfectly

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

No Illusion

vanity is entirely fantasy
if you wanted to go there
laugh at something funny
not at what makes me me

cliches of another episode
pathetic if you let them be
innocent as I ever was fear
no illusion you ever knew

Monday, May 23, 2016

Too Pretty

clouds too pretty to look at
rise to their sublimity look
well enough to take them in

you stop in your tracks but
only so long the light goes
rose into its own memory

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Another Layer

shivery feeling suggests it's cold
but maybe it's just me "haptics"
gone awry as itching is not pain
shivers not wholly thermometric

another layer helps of clothing
I mean not of meaning nothing
means anything but we go on
wandering around wondering

I do anyway ever more aware
how much there is that I don't
even realize is there different
lives I can't imagine knowing

my own a tapestry of itches
parallel to thought and loving
work and play one endeavor
undeterred by mere sensation

Friday, May 20, 2016

An Anniversary

delirious with joy no more
frustrating student of piano
an anniversary two glasses
of wine with a $100 dinner
a classical American sunset
a full moon rising what else
could anyone possibly want

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Pure Play

music all emotion but hardly particular
the way you might feel glad or jealous
all emotions in one suspended in time
feeling itself as long as a beat goes on

all form matches to something inside
craves order yearns for eternal return
affirms its breath and its beating heart
harmony images of atoms and galaxies

history is born again in each movement
ideas no words can explain slipping past
even as you half-discern their meanings
embodied in patterns made in pure play

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

What's Next

no point in complaining
but one wants to report
interesting what happens

and a certain alarm felt
never know what's next
and it won't all be good

still the present matters
as much as anything can
be active do as you will

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

That Idea

I invented a concept
but no one noticed
I didn't dance to it
went on as before
thought this is fine
what was that idea
I had it for a second