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Two Timing

I took myself to a party
We sat in a corner
Nervous and out-of-place
With nobody to talk to but
Ourselves, and not being
Schizophrenic, that didn’t
Seem like a very good option

So we didn’t say anything
We just looked at each other
And wished we were
Somewhere else, the other
So alone outside myself, I
Wondered how he could possibly
Keep it all together.


(Previously published in Temenos, May 2007)
 
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Unfinished Symphony

We were told somehow
Creation happened a
Long, long, time ago

But look around you
Each day brings
Things not seen or heard before

With each revolution of moon and star
The Creator is constantly
Sculpting new life out of the dust

New heavens to behold

Our world is a dream
Spinning on the potter’s wheel
Ever wondrous, sometimes frightening

But always, in process
Of becoming
More.


(Previously published in Smile Magazine, Fall 1999, no.25)
 
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  399.     

Urchin

Saxicoline creature in a house of
Stone, seaweed climbing up the walls of
Solitude, crabs moving sideways

In and out of crated rooms
The pits of sand growing deeper
By the hour

Waves crashing without remorse
For damage, though natural
Is quite unwonted in brine of

Festering wounds.


(Previously published in m.e.stubbs poetry journal, Vol.2, Issue 2, November 2000)
 
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  400.     

Watch Winding

I watch myself die each day
Winding 9-5
Clockwise
Meaning-less job
Making nonesuch for non-descripts
Dollars is as Dollars does
Check for the mortgage
Check for the car
Check to see that the check is paid
Check back to work to check it all again
Come home at last
Numb-brained
Collapse on the sofa
Turn the boob box on
Flickering and snickering foolish little man
Munch the junk
Body trash
Slow poison
This life
To bed. To sleep. Half-wake. Again.
Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.
Thumpa thumpa thumpa thump
Check the heart beat
Days to months to years and then
The dreams are dust
The soul is lost
How the hell did I get to hell
So soon
Before my time?

Just watch.


(Previously published in Nuvein, Feb.2000, Issue 7; Pogonip, July 2000)
 
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