Monday, August 03, 2015

A Clutter

now is when it happens
leaving a clutter in the living room
kitchen which I karmically clean up
their rooms unbreachable

then they will be gone
another summer gone with them
back to the city for homework dancing
lipstick giggles still enjoyed

indulge it while it's going on
because later it will be only memories
fading into generalities other years
the same and inexorably changing

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Next Line

the blinking cursor patiently waits
there not there then there again
and so on for as long as you like

I like putting something there
as it moves it almost disappears
then waits for me on the next line

everything possible will happen
the word once said remains said
interesting if true frequently not

I try to be worthy of the void
allow the good stuff to fill it up
know its emptiness will remain

Saturday, August 01, 2015

What I've Been Reading

"We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves: a Novel" by Karen Joy Fowler
"'Our Kind of Movie': The Films of Andy Warhol" by Douglas Crimp
"Dissident Gardens" by Jonathan Lethem
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope (aloud)
"How to Be Both" by Ali Smith
"The Soundscape" by R. Murray Schafer
"V." by Thomas Pynchon (part)
"Happy All the Time" by Laurie Colwin
"Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel
"Li Ho Reflux Tour 2003" by Mark Sargent
"Arts and Entertainments" by Christopher Beha
"Orfeo" by Richard Powers
"Memoirs of Hecate County" by Edmund Wilson (part)
"The Wallcreeper" by Nell Zink
"Tropic of Cancer" by Henry Miller
"The Making of Zombie Wars" by Aleksandar Hemon

Friday, July 31, 2015

Everyday Occasion

O.K. is still O.K. after all I said
we rise to the everyday occasion
heat softens but does not melt
unaccustomed as we are to change
family coming completes the year
fresh from Spain the Cape camp
same us different horses and cats
return visits sweeter over time

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Final Chapter

there are things we can do
their plane delayed weather
here too but I think I won't
this is enough for one day

every day does more if less
than it used to be running
from one thing to another
years now since I can run

this recognition of what is
enables adjustments new
perspectives on who I am
become in a final chapter

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Public Words

sometimes it may be wiser
not to say what I am thinking
up and down too precipitous
to be fixed in public words
to be mistaken as permanent
something more fundamental
thought-image cloudy logic
meaning may converge if I am
fully enjoying them at the time

Sunday, July 26, 2015

My Tune

everything to be done at once
I decline I change my tune
then do it anyway tada! as I
always seem to go on doing

in fact it's one thing at a time
a little bit every day adds up
huge buildings rise movies
made one shot after another

Saturday, July 25, 2015

In Between

dismantle habit structure accumulated pattern limit
nothing lasts for long in this in-between existence

what I like is sentences that may go on a long time
stop not be what was thought to be coherent echo

example this less more describes creative process
racing time the soundtrack changing for the better

Friday, July 24, 2015

Our Nature

reading a novel thinking of something else
so anything that happens is slightly annoying

we want to think we are the same we're not
our sensitivities natures differently tuned

something to be said for saying what you can
whoever you are, endeavoring to be truthful

not that it makes a difference in what happens
the author decides for reasons we never know

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Here You Are

why is anyone anywhere
because you thought of it
and made a decision and
acted and here you are

or you were already here
never seriously considered
living anywhere different
and here you will remain

or came for school or job
or love liked it remained
found a job had a family
they will go you will stay

you're still you but place
delineates the possible
if you are what you do
what could you do here