I climbed the mountain not to reach the top, but to cross over, marking each morning with a new little bracelet on my wrist, with colors of ascending frequency to note the mounting chakras, simulating an elevated state in the thinning air. I love me, I want to be me…. but not this way. This […]
Above the land, exposed and hard they’re aching just for touch. They chase a thousand beaded dreams but never have enough. When aching grows, it overflows- a sharp and biting cuss, In our eyes, their reflection, so, they tried to bury us Inverted dome, we made it home- a womb beneath the crust. We bore […]
Fall back with me one hour, for free- season changing, daylight waning- stay in bed and see. If you want more there’s hours galore- night extended, time suspended- this is what they’re for.
New York is a line at the airport taxi-stand, 50 people long, filled with strangers each going somewhere but incapable of considering the prospect of coordinating destinations with the somebodies around them. New York is a special machine for fixing traffic lights, making its way down 7th Ave. New York is two homeless people cuddling between a […]
Some days I wake up to the alarm- groggy and irritated, I crack my mind open just enough to unsheath the eraser end of my consciousness, gruffly scrub out one or two or three of the items on the to-do list that my optimistic prior self had assigned, and press “snooze.” Some days I wake up restored- […]
Here you are right at my feet you’re unassuming solid sweet You fit so tight and so complete That I forget the void beneath From where I stand I can’t quite seem to get a glimpse of underneath the better then, to paint you with an easel to support my myth You lay there still but still […]
When it started hard to say Couple hundred yesterdays Simple system growing cracks Auto business, off the tracks Getting mine means getting gone Whites flight from the red line zone Money tighter, feel the strain Pull the plug, choke the drain Safety net becomes swiss cheese poor is spreading like disease Trickle down […]
Get in your car. Wait for it to warm up, like he would do. When your impatience catches up to you, 20 seconds later, put the gear in drive and head onto the highway, north. Pass the 7-mile and 8-mile and 11-mile exits and the accompanying suburbs thereafter. Don’t check your phone or pick at […]
I love chaos I thrive in it I create it and then I hide in it. I ride the tide of the rapids, edging the hazards in a wall of sound echoing so loud that there’s no room to wonder Why or What Else or At What Cost? When the big day is over and the […]
If you saw God– if it revealed itself to you thru some miracle or burst of light some inner flame, or burning bush, some apparition or death revoked– you would carry it in you always. You would know.