And this philosophy, A slang Of light through the pane, A metaphysical slip Of the noon. The Void Approximately where, Is a belly flop Holding a broken guitar. It won’t stay long. It did not evolve to stay long.
The undetermined Self Is divine vagrancy ~ We had it all wrong, It’s not one counting up to infinity, It’s infinity counting up to one.
What is The policy concerning time travel in this poem? Who knows? Sneezing is no easy matter, Neither are the stars. The wrest is summer rain From summer rain. ~ All this Light, Yet it was At first Darkness, No hands On the wheel, Yielding The Blueprints. ~ Sometimes the ephemeral Almost poses, The dream rattles its antlers, At the curb A puzzled moon In the rainwater.
What if it was just The two of us You by the window Me across from you There is nothing man-made About the sun ~ There are angels in Our blood Home-schooled On chaos Without saying A word ~ One could Hold one’s breath Till their hands taste The moon’s dust Share between us The few bent Coins of wayward vending Machines
What a mess Of books and solitude On the floor On the shelves The endless walks ~ Pockets of asteroids And feet like late afternoons Would I agree to draw Up a flight plan? ~ I buried my whiskers In the first light Of the universe Railroad lines for shoelaces ~ Ready to get a move on A smile no different from direction
I clear my throat Of everything But chance ~ T-Shirt- I walk A pit stained poesy Wide-eyed Like a collapsing building ~ The Sky- Where oboes Go to die A dating game For unreal lips ~ The steps you take are both thunder And remembering Each gesture is beyond the mirror As for the present If you have not already Skip the words Wait and make shadows in the rain
Poem- A nifty sliver Breathless As a cocoon. Swift as a stalled Carousel Decades in the making. Folding and folding Uncreaseable wings. ~ In these wrists Ephemeral soles, Witches on broomsticks, And the plumbing I stole From the drowning poet. Poem- Numbers, undoffed Of cardinality, Yet stand attention, This is the road, ever forsaken Of sequence, forsaken and bright As the endless dark that never Begins. ~ Words Before the stars could speak. The shadows of lost diameters Measureless now Like childhood moons. And what space they dreamed, Commanded, played, In the ageless circumference, Amongst the sleepless paradoxes. ~ These are my last words. I want to end the sounds of words. Just for today. And walk With the tattoos of evolution.
Fall fall fall fall fall, Like fathom feathers, Like Jupiter eyes, Till at the end of the self, The alphabet gives up the ghost, And in this dust New spectacles Breathe in the firsts Of perception Again. Again The doubling of cells, The doubling down of wiring, And at most The winning of confusion, From this Somehow Real steps. ~ Mischievous infinitesimals Chide the ego. All sound rests on no sound. What is the price of being particular That can but be halved? But go on. You must. Endorse your leg muscles. Your poetic anxiety. Chide back.
The Blue Feet of the Sun- The blue feet of the Sun like Ethereal wads of Chewing gum In this ninja sky An insomnia of love Is absolutely possible ~ A Feral Soup for Wandering- Up from the ankles Of messy beginnings I promise A feral soup For wandering The uncountable knees Of each star The troubled fire That leaves no Paw prints Poems raised by roads A pedigree of precipice The hijacking of the pantaloons Of our galaxy Roads raised by poems ~ Used Car Lots in the Month of May- Blue stars with yellow brains of dust of the green of dusk Like used car lots in the month of May. And what difference a few birds like a few words are all that’s left Of blue stars whose laughter is scarlet chopsticks. It is the brighter darkness that does not need the rhetoric of flames.
The Score- A note in the third measure Begins to move backward in time. Would it have been better to begin with Illegible sonnets? The Tower- A subtle maybe Of dusk On the lips Has yet to land And never will. The self settles in like a pencil In a toaster, Tipping between worlds, Ideas and sounds, Wearing only the ideas of shoes Before breakfast. Blue- A ribbon Prized By ghosts, Like the taste of an apple Or the sound of a garbage truck, Possibly the memory of the sea. Salary- I make What a ghost Makes In an empty hallway. No Answers- Can laughter make the trees Turn white, said the moon? It can, questioned the sea, With a cadence only Moonlight could sustain While gurgling cannonballs. In a Time of Sad- The sea and the heart Share one memory, Clouds hardly notice The speed of light.