Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Good Reason

my morality of lightness
balances heavy world
just think how heavy
then let it float away
that kind of thing my
normative assumption
chosen for good reason

Monday, June 29, 2015

Spotted Shade

these fancies of another time might
have occurred to me old-fashioned
even at a time when they were new
my own world now past based upon
the recent past of my own childhood

no one lives in the present unless you
forget you can't go on deciding which
of the duties is yours which inherited
obligation of continuity this is not real
until the past is laid definitely to rest

if its roots are cut the tree will slowly
die losing limbs its shape drastically
altered contorted struggling for light
leafed out again casting spotted shade
in another season of feeding squirrels

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Amazing Days

what had happened before mattered
because you carried it inside a secret
self you still had tender feelings for
barely adequate to the new situation
who am I now what do I need to do

the real you would still be there no
matter what you did given made up
of underlying expectations parental
familial contextual colored by class
and under that your own intentions

how can you know what you want
until you do it find yourself doing it
as if nothing else was possible being
where you were at the time all ready
waiting to see what you make of it

lose everything it still will be there
part of you now inexorably forward
something never changing in spite of
time conditions brutal facts amid the
amazing days you never can live again

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Cool Acting

heat eats the day everyone going about dazed
stumbling barely able to talk decide anything
a break from doing means do something else
somewhere else Swiss lakes Italian churches

cool acting doesn't help we get it go on smile
have sex melodrama is better than no drama
we're looking for both art and entertainment
surprise us by daring more than you promise

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Beyond Desire

what remains beyond desire beyond any future
all used up in youthful intensity and confusion

skin formerly smooth unmarked can still feel
texture temperature contact another electricity

mind sees its body as what it was becoming
body asks mind who are you and so what

let's see the facts floating on a page of lake
deny as you like time comes for everyone

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Keeping Up

I don't want to think about China
even less the multiple countries
where terrible things are going on
millions displaced starving sick
I sympathise and care for the world
but what can I do I cannot save them
by being more aware of their plight
China gosz right on being Chinese
we all have history mostly tragic
the day to be lived is this one here
I am entirely occupied keeping up

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Healthy Eating

I'm already behind already forgot
the most important situation or
circumstance that colors the air

breakfast will help it always does
homemade homegrown delicious
healthy eating for healthy minds

I still won't know what happened
in the night of darkness distance
only temporary frangible as time

I refuse to believe that things are
as bad as they are the going story
not my experience luckily for me

can't help knowing the numbers
even here on the richest farmland
observe the takeover and collapse

Monday, June 22, 2015

About Time

accumulated spin reassures repetition
until it doesn't stop thinking about time
if you can be here without reference to
memory or anticipation eternally return

executive mathematics displace feeling
you don't know what to expect although
you do having packed for countless trips
and always had everything you needed

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Who You Know

am I the only one who wonders
whether speech changes what is
and might have mattered more if
writing is speech these days like
so much else deploring limits of
self-significane is hardly enough
to explain what you really mean
be understood by who you know

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Don't Ask

the story is there in the background
everybody has a story I'm not telling
you know your own and if you don't
you're kidding yourself don't ask me

this is about what the story might be
about how you came to be so sweet
instead of someone else I don't know
who had a different story never told

choice only figures in occasionally
as you feel the decision being made
long before you decide to act on it
only then seeing how the story goes