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  81.     

Barking Up My Tree

Don’t take me seriously, please
Take me with a grain of sandstone
A geologic sediment of inter-galactic sludge
Take my human heart and see the contradictions
Look inside my head and see the trains of thought explode
The flights of hypocrisy that cross in convolution and ignorant
Confusion

Say

Boxes that won’t open with logical keys
Oh please, don’t take me

Seriously

I am of a species that will not adhere to the rules of a literal wit

No

So just sit back and relax and enjoy the show
Admission is free with an open mind.


(Previously published in Unlikely Stories, Oct. '99)
 
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  82.     

Beastly Ideas

We humans like to think of ourselves
As being
Better than the animals
Smarter, and undoubtedly closer
To God.

Yet animals are forever true
To their God-given natures
Communicating well-enough
With canny precision
In languages we are perhaps

Too arrogant
To understand.

(Previously published in Poetry: Soul to Soul, Jan. '05)
 
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  83.     

Begin, Begat, Begone

The past infects the present
Ever present poison
Must be
Expunged
Sucked through thin
Psychic skin
Spat 'tween
Clenched teeth
Rage released
In the stillness of a pristine moment
Cleansed
Is
The soothing elixir
...of the soul.


(Previously published in Some Words: A Place for Poetry, Nov-Dec '99)
 
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  84.     

Below Freezing

The poet was found
Shriveled and blue
In the back of a convenience store freezer
Someone forgot to take him out
Set him next to the cash register
Where he could inhale enough fumes
To keep himself alive.

Oh well
At least we know the TV dinners won’t spoil.


(Previously published in CER*BER*US, # XLVI)
 
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