Thursday, May 25, 2017

i dream i am taller / and it is just a dream

i dream i am taller
and it is just a dream
this being amusing
and also irritating

laying in bed
looking at the extra
two or three feet
extended at my shins

like in charlie and the
chocolate factory
who was the kid stretched

mike tv that's me
three in the morning
with daddy long legs


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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

when you live your life/ knowing you don't

when you live your life
knowing you don't
have infinite time
to go here or there

while life is sweet
but time is turning too

appreciation of place
and setting
of sentiment
or simple gesture
becomes acute



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Sunday, May 21, 2017

insert time here

insert time here
in diminishing amounts

but each moment
as infinite as the last

as we move forward
the past takes on a red tinge

like from the taillights
of a car or speeding plane

as we move forward
the future is lit white

like from searchlights
from a battleship



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Friday, May 19, 2017

or how / your goodness to me

my recollections
are distortions
mostly self-serving

but some
are innocent constructions

prayer
images hovering

a fondly remembered
vignette

or how
your goodness to me
will never go away


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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

how could anywhere not be as nice / as the place we are now

going to a foreign country
where no one is ever unhappy
and nothing bad happens

after a few seasons
you forget what home was like
someone asks you how it was

you think it must have been nice
how could anywhere not be as nice
as the place we are now


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Monday, May 15, 2017

dream factory of night

dream factory of night
on the assembly line
till 3 am

quota made

you can relax


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my favorite experience / reading a poem

my favorite experience
reading a poem

the words unlocking
a door in my heart

i wasn't aware
was there




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Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Poem - nothing else / matters

the trees
all the tips
every twig
and branch 
white knots 

then suddenly 
everywhere 
full of 
blossoms

the sky 
splendid
like rose
watercolor
or blue satin

i forget my 
phone 
i drive back 
to see 

white petals
shaking 
and waving

entrancing
under 
the evening
sky

nothing else
matters


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May 3rd
Minnetonka