Sunday, September 25, 2016

Still Yesterday

do I have to be interesting
can't I just relax whatever

isn't it still yesterday today
or did I miss a whole week

next week may well be worse
if not here then somewhere

if you can't get up I'll help
unless I can't get up either

Friday, September 23, 2016

Not Myself

I have not been myself for some weeks now
who was I then if to be is to be me or you
or everyone else figuring out how to exist
given all this confusion and horrible wars

I know myself by now and what is not myself
an absence mainly and something else too
stealing my well-being and self-confidence
I am well and confident soon happy again

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Among Ruins

generous examples of goodness redeem
despair of no future because I have none
we live among ruins ruining everything
apples grapes cats kind people abound

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Every Day

agreement sought and received
we can go ahead as intended a
knee replacement a European
tour a new president a miracle
drug a thunderstorm an ice cream
sundae every day of every week

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

No Excuses

language ages adapting to a new young
ignorant as we were when we were smart
it's your life you have to live in the now
moving as it always does in generations;

lay for lie offends me every time I hear it
especially from people who should know
better making who-whom errors in NYRB
on NPR even in Condé Nast's New Yorker

I don't really care I just know what's right
see little charm in being sloppy and losing
structural distinctions I've always enjoyed
I in the objective plain stupid no excuses

Saturday, September 17, 2016

A Jolly Bounce

art is unexpected combinations
a post-postprandial nap slump
check writing record balancing
rain coming in through the roof
produced a jolly bounce in time
for company pingpong cooking
and a movie before time for bed

Friday, September 16, 2016

Evil Flowers

wrestling shrubbery for my sweetheart
these evil flowers beloved of butterflies
barely visible by the sinking sun I am
happy naturally warm at last I must
be high why not summer getting on

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Even Right

that you truly believe
and may even be right
does not irmply that
everyone else is wrong

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Bug Picture

little things take you over
and meanwhile the big picture
is a total disaster real problems
barely mentioned shared wrong
assumptions never questioned
and the juggernaut rolls on

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Great Art

how can I walk home
three miles through the woods
it's suddenly completely dark
and I've lost my shoes

someone offers me a smoke
ridges of weed open-face on a wide paper
light it with a wooden match
surprisingly effective

in the morning the streets are empty
as if there never was a party
my friend sleeping with the windows open
and a trunkful of great art