Sunday, July 26, 2015

Lines About Truth


The truth is
mostly for adults.
The truth is
what we almost all agree on.
It is where we
hang our hats.
It's what is left.
when all the unknowns are used up.
The truth is
basically boring.
It is
made of bricks.
It hurts when you are
hit with it.
The truth is the
target that theory always misses.
It hides
out there somewhere.
The truth is
unknowable because it jiggers.
The truth is
always beyond the textbooks.
It is created in the minds
of soldiers and children.
The truth is
what we put in the God time capsule.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

The Biomechanics of Plants


The flowers are uneven.
Only from afar do they
resemble machines.
From up very close
every carpel and stamen
oddly twist
and pieces of pollen
fail to cling to
unformed ledges.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Musings after a Blush

Where is the wall?
I forgot,
you are polite
only to strangers. It's
the secret code of your life.
Could it be
that I am inside
when I thought I was
out?

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Seventy-One


From birthday to
birthday, I want you.
I see your small fist
tangled around itself.
My birthday stings
with memories and hopes
and the colors and
arguments never go away.
Magic words are
"my birthday"
the dearest of the
my things,
things of the living.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Tall Cottage in the English Garden


I want this to be
your house,
where everything is
white and the
bed is all fragrant
and billowed.
I want to be
the visitor
awed by all your ways.
I want you to rule,
to own. I want to
borrow.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

On a Medium-Sized Summer Day



I'm the tinkles
in the afternoon breeze.
I'm the dust on the leaf.
I am among
the drifting needles
blown from the
dry, dying fir
that towers over the street,
or one of the nameless
black things
caught between throbbing
green gelatin sacks
on a leaf.

Sunday, July 05, 2015

JUST PUBLISHED! Vol. 2, Issue 28 of GNOSIS - A Poetry Journal​™

for Sunday, July 5, 2015! Among the contributors to this week's issue are: Dianne Tchir, Steve Manolis, Lee Pursewaren, Dr. Subhendu Kar, Cathy Hodgson, Jack Maze, Bill "Beajay" Mc Neice, Carole Rossi Kenyon, Vijaya Gowrisankar, Heidi Willson, Zachary "Zach" Klein/Susan Kelly, Don Schaeffer, Sonam Moni, Lee Christine Brownlee, Tom Sterner, Steven Haywood Yaskell, Takayuki Mori, Kenneth Robert Trimble, Bozena Helena Mazur-Nowak, Tracey Allsop, Alex Nodopaka, Ram Krishna Singh, Heather Burns, Gina Illustricimo, Alicja Kuberska, Kudzai Pasirayi, Nicholas Thompson, Youssef Elharrak, Laura A. Lord and Abdelwaheb Dhaou.

http://gnosisonline.net/

Friday, July 03, 2015

Bee, Beetles and Butterflies: A Photoshow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIP8ZuvNomE

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

The Microscope for Magnifying Time


When it comes to
leaving the world
strange questions
begin to arise.

Can God
make lives
nano brief?
Are our
eyelids like
trees that take
lifetimes to blink?
Are two vast
whole moments,
somewhere, like
the lives and deaths
of stars?
Will we someday find
a microscope
that magnifies time?
Will it reveal
the quick microbes.
Are they beyond speech?