Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Hint

this is easier than writing it all out
assuming we all have the same life
I don't have to tell you about mine
we both understand the implication
why elucidate an idea a hint will do
you will know what I mean vaguely

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

New Input

on the road between originality and accessibility
actual words perverse and obscene music beautiful

this could all be explained if you want to go there
personally I prefer to keep it vague and blurred

friends in other time zones can't replace legibility
active study of everything reveal so much more

visitors from abroad keep me in touch with new
input knowing doing anything helps one stay sane

Monday, April 25, 2016

Too Busy

this will interest you
(films by Harry Dodge)
from one generation to
one or more of the following

have their own interests
don't share the references
(music by Nico Muhly)
are too busy to care about
anything you don't already know

who's ahead of whom
is there any appreciation
(books by Patti Smith)
yes there is yes definitely there is

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Just Eat

one's last anything what a
thought what else is there

instead of dinner just eat
independence unrelatable

potentially assisted living
if you can't do it yourself

Saturday, April 23, 2016

All Wrong

what I am not managing to say
or even think is beyond entropy
which applies to closed systems
I'm open energy keeps coming in
though not as fast as it's going out

what I mean is what I really feel
living these rapidly changing times
as if it finally caught up with me
I scramble to accept the situation
though so much of it is all wrong

what I mean to say is I know that
but I never have facts to prove it
personally comfortable for now
conscious of being compromised
ready as I can be for whatever is

Friday, April 22, 2016

Letting Go

rain thinks of other rain
other roofs back to boy
kept inside being bored
read dream play games
with mother or cousins
awning edges dripping
a row of shining drops
one by one letting go

or else go out fight wet
with wet raincoat boots
or nothing if it's warm
you're alone in woods
no one to see or judge
emphatically grounded
neutral energy ready
for a next mad charge

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Very Little

the blueberries will survive without weeding
but will I I have to stop myself from busyness
work conversing nap errands dining dishes
the car mats had to be washed and put away
the chicken water collapsed needed cleaning
hung up multiple pairs of corduroys realizing
I have a ridiculous range of choices of pants
and very little occasion to vary my wardrobe
L. L. Bean is so easy a few clicks they arrive
before that I did laundry air-dried the sheets
I didn't remake the guest room bed I stopped

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Too Soon

even then I didn't know
how everybody eats
and gets along

always the same stories
only half imagining
the basic facts

but I was actually there
and paying attention
I have to know

now I am too long gone
thinking it signified
more than love

beyond feeling is nothing
but texts and pretexts
ended too soon

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Good Feelings

did you have something else to do in Portland
or did you come just to see me I imagine asking
if we get that friendly and I don't see why not
we like so many of the same people and worlds

is this a story or the continuation of an old one
or is there just one story with numberless details
I would like to keep it going keep figuring it out
keep finding new good feelings for people I know

Monday, April 18, 2016

Part One

I am still living not done yet
something new occurs to me
I don't think I already know

nor is confusion any excuse
if confused one acts anyway
clarity the moment of doing

who you were then part one
one part of who you are now
made up from the same stuff