Tuesday, March 03, 2015

At Home

if I were he
and you were she
we would be they
tracked by us
at home
familiar house
reading aloud
and the rest
none can know

Monday, March 02, 2015

Decisions Made

sensitivity my virtue as musician
is not mindfulness or any wisdom
opens us up to love and suffering
we have to learn to live with still
I'd rather beauty save the situation

I'm not afraid or often drunk on it
rather welcome the aesthetic level
present even if neglected or worse
see interaction of ideal and actual
intention so easily lost in playback

therefore affirm my favorite habits
molded of convention reconsidered
where how I want to live who with
modeling real life's preexisting form
with a spin of self in decisions made

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Being Beamed

degenerate metaprobability contends with
Bohmian trajectories voilà the black swan
Putin dematerializes before our eyes Spock
being beamed sparkles and is seen no more

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Falling Bodies

wind no rain no falling bodies
glimpsed behind unavoidable
regrets accepted with the rest

happiness was acknowledged
without appropriate sentiment
despite high legal application

family friends fellow students
flew in from all over present
hand-crafted congratulations

another generation takes off
choosing each other as living
partners loving making lives

Friday, February 27, 2015

Advice from Us

we were the oldest people at the party
our age honored by Chinese tradition
amazed to see young people so together
without help advice or opinion from us

whether the weather holds is uncertain
rain lucky says the mother of the groom
whatever happens has to be wonderful
and will already having come this far

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Society Today

gender studies professor meeting
social media specialist over tinis
deplores eighteen-hour work days
flirtation blocked by same-sex mates
if this were a novel of society today

ESL teachers unite to deconstruct
a Haydn sonata if they only knew
secondary poetry beside birdsong
absurdity has to be embraced or else
life slips away one episode at a time

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Traci's horses and my chickens are equally present. Mineness brings no added value, has no effect on realness. There has to be a better source than self.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Positive Spin

condition of now will find you where you are
expecting better a habit learned in childhood
if not you would make all different decisions
too sick to think play love create even dream
furious at the fate that awaited you all along

imagine a world before any of this happened
could you be happier if everyone else was too
you would still have bad days lose loved ones
have to die alone feel terrible on the way there
what does that do to your famous positive spin

there is hope because we say so belief because
we want to believe joy in spontaneous energy
manifest in childhood cellular obviously true
nature entire in the fragile film of atmosphere
precariously clinging to a random whirling rock

Monday, February 23, 2015

Infinite Space

I decline to say more
again capitulate go on
practice means doing it
feeling like it if you can

still less is not enough
to fill the blanks erase
what you didn't mean to
say say something else

thereby I may withdraw
having emptied my mind
defy anticipations of wit
escape into infinite space

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Wrong Glasses

what is not real the universe
or me look stars new moon
are these the wrong glasses
yes but not all that I mean

fly real because annoying
February flowers mowing
are stars too much for me
expand relax take it all in

not as strong as I ever was
nor quick nor lasting smart
when I pay attention starting
to acknowledge the decline