Tuesday, April 30, 2013

30 april

after the avocado
I knew I would not
park in the same spot
day after day

could not continue
building routine
in place of picnics

steal my space tomorrow
hide it before I seek

(toss keys in air,
catch, fall)

Monday, April 29, 2013

29 april

let me pencil in
to check my calendar
the date’s still open
but the time is slipping by

the rosebuds—while ye may—
still a-flyin’, and all that

I’ve got to catch the next
before the last—

the shimmering arc of time
      twists, unfixed—

a rainbow trout unhinged
     uncaught, gleams, gone

chased erased vanished—
time only floats away

Sunday, April 28, 2013

28 april

forgotten like a password
the last word you thought you’d lose
fused to a memory so precious
a slick fish slipping the net
getting away without notice
hocus pocus and the backdrop’s changed
rearranged like a carnival game unpacked again
step right up and try your luck
log in and line drive those characters
straight on through toward hope

Saturday, April 27, 2013

27 april

before it’s called for the response
released tongues its way
through cells brained apart
heartless without air
mindless without matter
gone beyond recall
gaping hapless vacancy
barn door mouth slams shut

Friday, April 26, 2013

26 april

accidentally punctuated
the breath mis-taken
too early
                no one knew
whether to gasp or cry
out of breath or fear
some reprisal in denial
of forthcoming storm
clouds ahead

                                these are the days
let us take our time and others
will wait for delivery

                                package for tomorrow
crashing down on clouds and out
pockets of blue sky and else

reluctant to conclude
hesitant to acknowledge the forecast
outlasting its usefulness
turning into present

Thursday, April 25, 2013

25 april

another question
regards the ending-up
not exactly going without
certainly not going with
not having not
but not overly having
not lonely, but only

better treasure to measure
to have what is not to hold,
or to grow more than old?