Sunday, August 31, 2014

Friends Afar

how can I go without going
away enjoy the world engage
its infinite fascinating people
historical riches beautiful art
and also be here now with all
my mental powers body heart
thus read books watch films
correspond with friends afar

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Lowering Clouds

we picnic under the oak savannah
noble widely spaced golf frisbees
rising into the leaves flutter down
spacious meadows under lowering
clouds release rain as we withdraw

Friday, August 29, 2014

Perfect Friends

an address is not enough
you have to name the city
and the country how will
you know if you are there
you can assume too much

this is my street my block
obvious enough if you are
me at this time in my life
no one can be in the same
location at a different time

too much information is a
trap door opening voidish
gaps fond memories stick
each place you came often
looking for perfect friends

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Weird Style

weird style attracts attention
who wants to be understood
learns to speak calmly as if
anyone knew what is meant

so pretend to be following
convention protecting cover
agree everything is simpler
than you truly know it to be

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Blue Water

spontaneity arises spontaneously
connects impulse and opportunity
canceling time for thought remorse
forgotten memory revised as prose
heat sunk into sparkling blue water

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

No Cure

time gone leaves broken records
no digital shadow falls between
act opinion or intention outcome

we do not know better only this is
wrong and should be better done
our part in it ambiguous obscure

feeling bad about it doesn't help
there is no cure for passing time
only forgiving others and oneself

Monday, August 25, 2014

What's Wrong

I don't quite like this book
or anything always finding
fault ponder what's wrong
refined analysis of failings

this applies to myself too
well misjudge my efforts
better appreciate it as it is
even not rising to genius

no one as good as I hope
except certain musicians
perfect beyond necessity
because they can they do

Saturday, August 23, 2014


everything is out of control
just when sense is needed
crises erupting everywhere
too complex to understand
accumulated bad decisions
feedback greed rewarded
values warped for profit
tragic losses compounding
nothing we can do to help
short of suicidal sacrifices
we are disinclined to make

Friday, August 22, 2014

Living Theatre

on the table a small elephant
cast metal handsome his father's
a dagger a kaleidoscope the vial
from which poison was poured
into Hamlet's sleeping father's ear
is this precious or just natural living
theatre of objects expressing himself

Thursday, August 21, 2014

In Short

from my perspective nothing is real
except my own living same for you

how then interested in anything else
except by form style relevance to me

we are the same awareness overlaps
thereby the world continues to exist