Friday, October 19, 2018

One Position

yes and why not
is better than no
if this is my way
to structure the
sentence typically
this but also that
I try not without
being negative to
pick one position
and leave it at that

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Good Habits

without rushing keep moving do
something constructive
nurture good habits
problems can be solved
more arise
life is a game you lose
meanwhile play

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Late Light

is the world less real
if I can't see it clearly
does it blurrily exist
or pale with custom
seasons less thrilling
the umpteenth time
or do I need to sit
in the sun with a pad
by the babbling brook
the prehistoric me
loves running water
dams desert creeks
a river system under
the backyard hedge
and the way brilliance
falls through shallow
rushing liquid crystal
over mossy rocks
shining in late light

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Never Me

I am just a speck of stardust
drifting in never-empty space
faintly lit by distant suns
do I lie by pretending to be normal
though creative kind light-hearted cheerful warm
or am I really

even the good like my mother
have mean streaks
the bad like dad more likely good
doing their best
in a complicated situation
the results ineluctably beyond their control

not that there isn't evil
but it's never me if I can help it
realize other people are equally real
remember too
what I didn't actually forget
not doing what I was doing at the time

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Poem

no words
blank page

Monday, September 17, 2018

An Idea

not writing
beauty again

what I am doing
whatever I am doing
is me living

thus an I synthesizes experience
into an idea of existence

Monday, September 03, 2018

Either Way

if no cars why road
why anything
we are obliged to live

if house why no people
walking most
work now virtual hidden

and what of prosody
syllables counted
meaning crystallized

one stays home the other
comes back the same
time passes either way

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Clumps and Voids

the train needs no eyes to follow the track
the driver trusts no mirror image is coming the other way
the system must work perfectly and normally does

some cluster some move as far apart as possible
the clumps are grotesque the voids not really empty
hills full of antimagnetic farms dreaming of isolation

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Present Echo

no fooling age in nature
conceived in it you never
leave behind plants animals
web of process and relation
you are either young or not
anyone can see the situation
so much lost or left behind
forgotten realizations of self
faintly echo into present time

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Like Germs

language is like lumber except
every board is different "sprinkle"
more robust than "drizzle"
or the other way around

words are like germs except
they don't replicate
and you usually don't get sick