Here’s an Idea

A trampoline being trampled.
A yawning angel.

A carpool of nudists
In a traffic jam.

The plans
For an imaginary
Tiger.

Ghosts are ambidextrous.
How absence
Leans
But who can tell.

Childhood, for instance.
It’s ramshackle centeredness,
And hostility to interpretation.

The wind eases out of its typeface.
Henceforward, imaginary birds
Branch on solitary meanderings.

Somehow it matters
The picturesque.

Something Else

The rain sounds out the road, into the windy streets,
The cosmos of walking.

That’s why there are stars,
Over and over, love is something else.

The last we will hear of each other are the decibels
Of the sun.

Till then,
Life is the square of moon over tree,

A squint, a DIY cassette,

A messy aim, a stupefied grin, and perfection.

 

 

*An older poem I felt needed some tweaking and another look.

Short Poems (New Year’s Resolutions)

The First Two Couplets of the Year-

Gather blankets and circuity
There is no way home.

A well shod vagabondism
Is unable to take your call.

~

Wardrobe-

Chaos socks.
Indefinite buttons.

Like some underlying
Notion of transcendence.

~

Always with Me-

A slight solitude.
An ephemeral knock knock joke.

Distance is simple.
It smells feral and wears the sky on its head.

Bomb Cyclone, Buffalo NY

A bomb cyclone is a blizzard with winds the force of a hurricane. Which I had no idea existed till now. Staring Friday morning, and not ending till Sunday morning, we got hit with the worst blizzard I have ever been through. Being from Buffalo, that says a lot. We’ve already had a major snow storm this year. But my son and I ventured out Saturday night to do a little exploring. We weren’t out long, winds were up to 70mph and the wind chill was well below freezing. I’ve included some pictures, and a couple of pictures from Sunday morning.

Nothing Poems

The moon is a subsidiary
Of poetic cant.

Blank
Rounds out the void.

Radiation alibis
All margin and crater.

The sunlight baffles
In throwaway yellows.

Adding infinities and
Vanishing returns.

Spurious like symmetry
Under a full moon.

In a new light
Loitering in June.

Music box eyeliner
An old garage door for a tee shirt.

It is like the cosmos
At the end of a violin.

~

It’s funny this way, the allotted time
Surfaces, like a movie ticket, years later,
In someone else’s coat.

Okay Lost

The moon grows antlers and stops wearing clothes.

All gives way to the vast x of space and time.

The cost, a penniless bird invisible in the veins,

Nudges for wingspan, like standing close to a passing train.

The cities of the Midwest are wild with the loneliness of the cosmos.

A penciled in whereabouts for a heart.

Synapses like the appetite of electric shoelaces…dizzy and untied.

The heart leaps grave canyons neighing stars. Only the ridiculous will survive.

Okay lost. Okay peanut butter and dusk sandwiches. Okay angels stole my socks.

Abstract

Simple duets of meaning and unmeaning. Buries us in stars.

The unnerving unbeginning of time. Only to tremble with belief in these lines.

To root for being… and always propelled by becoming.

In a city field, the summer all around me, I begin to recognize

Invisible minuets of insects, as I stand looking down the rail lines.

I send interstellar messages via the paper transistors of an origami radio.

Ephemeral

Like the specter of tattoos
On the necks of ghosts,

Or the stars that blink telepathy along the curve
Of forever,

All is heeded on this walk,
Here and nowhere and everywhere,

The stars send out thoughts
Of blue birds on red branches or the first snow that
Kindles a city night,

In such poetic nonsense
Numbers give up their quantities,

This golden approach of mishaps.