Thursday, July 28, 2016

Only Yourself

sanity is correct understanding if you accept
that one way of seeing can be truer than another
are you only yourself or a representative human
what is true for you may not be true for everybody
if truth is virtue how can anyone then be good

More Energy (2)

if I'm going to brag about it
I have to do it thus I do it
feeds intself no need to try

more people bring more
energy but not to a purpose
unless you have one yourself

I do and continually pursue
questions of meaning identity
what is really happening here

in the process learning what
you might call humility if
one dared to own up to it

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Even So

apologies are all I can offer
resolving to mend my ways
stop indulging in arrogance
it's embarrassing forgive my
daily errors as Seneca would
go on being himself even so

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

More Energy

not quite collapsing I
stumble from task to task
of course not workouts
swimming keep me fit

everything necessary
and more is done it's
enough I can relax
as the crowd gathers

they bring more energy
we all feed each other
personalities obsessions
ideas how to do it better

Monday, July 25, 2016

My Knowing

if I could but think
and say my knowing
I would be wise enough
to give consent instead
constrained by others'
cunning misinformed
robbed of my modest
fortune

Sunday, July 24, 2016

For Eggs

I talk to my chickens
address them as ladies
inquire of their health
suggest they be nicer
to their little friend
thank them for eggs
sure they understand
how much I like them

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Big Words

chocolate music Brahms Carter
counting on oxygen gravitation
intervene against neural decline
reasserting our possible nobility
big words mean more business
personal flourishes boost flavor

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Real People

erase all that start over with a fresh idea
be no less blunt good words don't hurt
despite the fog of vague associations
the idea is me and in me will come out
what I wrote before no longer satisfies
circumstances reinvented by time alone
what I wanted then not what I want now
say more or less what I think life means
this slippery secret journey between real
people and consructs of wandering mind

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Morning Sun

awake not that different
if you can't move about
practice waking actions

you sit in your chair see
shadows of the morning
sun move across a room

remember being in bed
lost in secret dreaming
did you actually get up

later a nap after action
punctuates the daylight
lying down eyes closed

if I sound depressed it
may be viral transitory
afflictions come and go

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A Lovely Attitude

it's nice to be paid
but I'd do it anyway
is a lovely attitude
if you can afford it
fortunately I can