Thursday, July 25, 2013

25 july

ready is a relative term

satisfied, the same

cousins, they bumble through introductions—
everyone nearly understanding who they are
nearly recognizing

the ready enough for blanks—
a whole branch of the family tree

ready to go anywhere,
ready for to fade into my own parade
children of Dylan fans—

satisfied with second best
satisfied with a paycheck
satisfied with status quo—
large families, all

their Slavic cousins, the Gudenovs

we are not these acceptors
we are not the takers of less than

Ready to be satisfied?

Preparing to demand more.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

24 july

the race for no waste

chasing the growth of opportunity
too ready for the next before it is ready to be?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

23 july

as long as the answers come
the questions aren’t any shorter

going to and coming from
ending up and starting down

let me tell you—better listen
in a hurry—what’s the rush

working for the weekend
                when those days are only two
planning for the elsewhere
                as today looks for its turn

Saturday, July 20, 2013

20 july

one of those
I’d rather send back
as if that’s how it works
but still
all in its place
and well relatively
in all still
rather than not
which is sometimes how it works, too

Friday, July 19, 2013

19 july

Curl up and unwind
let’s try this:
                a catch and release trend
                with unexpected bends
No path but stream
                No tide but waves
There is no current but now
                we see
                we give
                                too soon to take
                                much beyond these presents

Thursday, July 18, 2013

18 july

available upon request
                as the vegetarian option was
colorful in presentation
                as the vegetarian option was
some thought may have gone into it
                as the vegetarian option was
provided as a courtesy. Still
                as the vegetarian option was
chosen solely by one diner at the steak & seafood house
                (as the vegetarian option was
hardly the specialty) I was thinking
                as the vegetarian option was
cleared away, half eaten, I’d rather have had a potato.