Saturday, August 31, 2013

31 august

Imagining imagining
I step out, searching
(looking in means upclose)

chasing, replacing
what doesn’t work/ will do
the odds are even/ up

Friday, August 30, 2013

30 august

and on payday I don’t realize
even as the next-to-last leaves

given an extra day off
I don’t know what to make of it
how to make it

the space to expand into
constricts restricts
a boa bowing out
(do-list doubt creeping in)
(winners also lose)

Retired from some stage
turned some page
and here I am/ out
                                and over

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

27 august

hunters will gather
still waters run

is this who
I am will
I do what
I can be

I live how
I see myself
as I turn
away toward


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

13 august

with this candle burning so bright
it’s hard to say which ends
are both
the light—so clear

who will not last the night?
all the day is ahead—!

(all the balanced aimed for)

(the broad shoulders/sleep no more)

Monday, August 12, 2013

12 august

Thanks so much for taking the time [she said]
I know
                [she said]                           
                                you don’t have a lot
                                of time for yourself…

a caramel glisten on the back of my tongue
the value of being understood

Not at all [I said]
My pleasure [I said]

but it was almost too much
a sickly sweet trickle as my teeth turned tense,
tasted rot
where once there was strength

how can we know [I wondered]
how others feel
how others draw the lines
and lay it out?

Sunday, August 4, 2013

4 august

out loud I say
and the word, released, rises
so many balloons
swooning over possible currents
disregarding actual present tenses
see the best?
There it was