Friday, June 23, 2017

Probably My Body

A pair of Jays at the feeder
their cries most familiar
and the oily seeds
are so easy to get
in the half shade
of the the apartment
just beyond the train
in the middle of town
my dreams are of corners
the impossible mezzanine.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Back On

They decided to put me back on the mezzanine.
There was a book in the trash
about the artist and his mural making.
I saved it for later
remembered the lamp
edge of the abyss
Knight Law
just another nightmare
carpeted also slate tiles
so slick so shimmering

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Refusal The Stay

I have imagined the magic
he said she said
from what will occur
sometime soon I remember
will jot it down
for old times sake
as I run around
these places
looking at the poetry
and finding
nothing there
but pain

Remind me please
why I am here

The tales wander
they half refuse

to be caught
to stay

Monday, June 19, 2017

Lessons Of The Slump

They were oblique
but the lessons
told me nothing
I needed to know.
Now I look
at its caving-in

all the rushing
I would miss

begging on my knees
my ankles rolling
under my breath
could it be
I am still mistaking
everything still

rubble and grasses
nowhere to pick
a way past
jumping into
mad betrayed

Sunday, June 18, 2017

The Whisper

It went around the world
in no time
no mirrors no places
I wondered aloud
the swishing seemed
to reach his ears
although I couldn't say
how much I love
so closed appearing
yes I'm living
same place

Friday, June 16, 2017

In Person

This day is in person
so personal so-to-speak
all in my head. I wondered
for so long about the valley.
Each in its place.
So each valley
missing each location.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

All Good Things

Too soon too late it is late
soon gone this late feeling
all good things ending

Fragments be damned!
They are my blessings.

Home with me
pieces of home
where will you go
now is all lost--

will not say will not
speak my fragments
use your partial words