Thursday, December 08, 2016

Chair Time

driving in fog inside and out
wet above and below freezing
carefully lead ourselves home

stillness within and without a
cognitive ease leaning forward
enables my creative chair time

think enough but not too much
examining words hidden sense
emerges slyly grinning amazed

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Bloody Night

dim dawn barely breaks
in the dark time never
really dark Christmas
lights left on all day

electricity seems free
though billed monthly
each light too trivial to
count adds up to suicide

whole earth electrified
murderous Phillipines
glitters in bloody night
like a natural condition

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Almost True

hiking is serious walking
going for a walk is easier
going for a hike is harder
even an identical distance
this is the power of words
say it and it's almost true

Monday, December 05, 2016

All This

how quickly does the quick brain do
what it does react automatically decide
what we slowly then attempt to justify

I think about things without reaching
articulatable positions knowing I know
what I think before I actually think it

I want the facts the actual situation how
it came to be whether anything can be
done to right wrongs and make it better

being who I am is not subject to change
I should have done more for other people
but it's too late instead I've done all this

Friday, December 02, 2016

Do It

interest is potential gain
of coin or intellection

you know what you need
more than you can think

mental energies flow
where will commands

do it and be pleased
then you can relax

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Gray Again

dawn comes slowly probably gray
again I arise more promptly today
disconcerted by a dream of crazy
motel room sex in a hidden town
I can walk to from my remoteness

the story goes on like this in days
activities succeed in filling nicely
we are recovering again from pain
we will forget to remember when
the pleasant present's course is run

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

What Remains

is that smoke before my eyes
no merely the haze of age
all sensation gradually fading
yesterday's high a memory

and yet I am happy at last
with everything I need more
fully satisfied than I deserve
accepting gift and blessing

slower still I am fast enough
this plateau goes on forever
in the moment of enjoying
what remains a perfect life

Monday, November 28, 2016

No Question

what more could I want
than this living together
do what it takes to go on
no question this is right
night lead us to the light

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Nothing Is Perfect

"The big choices we make are practically random." (Amos Tversky)

I still want perfect
though nothing is
and when I'm not
I can feel regrets
but not enough to
spoil the occasion

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Into the Rain

another game of ping-pong would have livened us up
instead I let you drive off into the rain read "Villette"
until eyes tongue brain boggled collapsed on the bed
before recovering to finish cleaning up boil more eggs
is it too late to learn to follow my well-won impulses
know it right to do what we need not justify or explain