I’ve Know You for Hours, I’ve Never Heard You Say that Before

A Poem-

Like a road in a dream.

Almost no gas left, and the universe is old.

Above the seasick brick houses

The moon bends without making a sound.

Everywhere the universe begins.

~

Autumn-

Simple like a comb
Or some bricks in the bathtub.

~

Of Spring (now faraway)-

I miss

Your sense
Of gravity.

~

Unfinished-

To personify subtle
Peel off the paint,

Find work that doesn’t pay,
Give your cash to beakers,

Light a torch,
Steal pollen from a bee.

Whatever you do
Don’t tell the truth.

There are no reasons,
But here are mine anyway.

If it should be the guts
Of October stars,
The not yet healed…

~

Just Saying-

A plasma giant 93 million miles from here

In some billions of years will engulf us

On its way to later phases of its life.

~

Last Lines-

Tonight’s sky is as subtle as changing a tire.

We are born of storms, not calm. And are as handsome as a thrown stone.

Conspiracies lack negative capability.

How to explain there is no end. And there never was a beginning.

14 thoughts on “I’ve Know You for Hours, I’ve Never Heard You Say that Before

  1. just found this one, Bob:— this is wonderful and multi tangential; there are some teasing images in the opening but over it all hangs the terrible entropy awaiting us all; there is heft here as well as brilliance !

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    1. Thanks John. I agree, it toggles between hope and despair. And I still think this poem needs some editing. I started to read up on what scientists think the end of the universe would be like, I’ve been terrified since.

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  2. I meant to comment on this earlier. It’s a lovely poem, I’m glad you wrote a longer poem. My favourite lines:

    “A poem / like a road in a dream”

    “Autumn / simple like a comb”

    “Unfinished- / to personify subtle / peel off the paint”

    “as handsome as a thrown stone.” 👌☀️

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