Sunday, May 23, 2021

Old Clothes

feeling my age I dissolve
into furniture air
blows through me freely
only my heart beats

sitting up to write down
words imagined flat
I regret nothing recorded
against the future present

I won't be there to see it
barely now resolve
detail mix up numbers
for two-step verification

take my word for being me
between raindrops
changing the same old clothes
for another opening

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Personal Calm

 too many people after one or none
each manifesting rampant person
too loud or deliberately hushed I
can't take it all in don't want to
keep up or compete to impose
my own taste for coming forward
on the stage and personal calm
until I lose myself in Suzan-Lori
Parks' rich brew of civil sympathy
everybody acting better than real

Saturday, May 01, 2021

Equal Sitting

 the suffocating materiality of the present
emerges from among words about music
as if harmonies could replace philosophy
reading equal sitting at an actual concert

would I bother to go if I could I doubt it
although glad I did while I still wanted to
my appetite for new experience has waned
the moment expanding into immateriality