Thursday, June 30, 2016

30 june

blur to soon
from now

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

29 june

the travel health clinic
which could not exist
without your plans
plans to scare you
to the point your plans
were you to consider closely
might certainly cease to exist

don't gargle in the shower
or pet wild dogs
roaming about in packs
drink lots of bottled water
but not bottles that have been resealed

come on now
why go
if you can't
have any fun?

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

28 june

after all
i realized
it already was the middle of the summer
although midsummer is somehow spring
like an enchanted fairy scene
a night's eve, renaissance faire romp
late june - when looking at a calendar -
hardly seems fair to call late
summer barely starts until it's over

Monday, June 27, 2016

27 june

although this plan
will tell the story
the lines will be uneven
and the words
blood of the ideas
(or did i mean to put the opposite?)
streak a little in places
an unsteady pulse
the spelling true and
message clear as albuquerque
you know exactly what i mean
just what i mean now

Sunday, June 26, 2016

26 june

just about
without the tickets
minor details
although the shoes
and one might note accessories
are somewhat piling
a greatest hits collection -
unsung wide-flung wonders
ready for the return with receipt
now to fumble toward exchange rates
slip into another currency
keep my head above the waves

Saturday, June 25, 2016

25 june

the preferred flights
thanks for asking
are the ones that go up
and come down
in the right places
other than that
i'm pretty flexible
i said
aiming to be
wondering at the target

Friday, June 24, 2016

24 june

what shoes do you pack
for a monsoon
are there flipflops
in offices
that nobody secondglances
washedaway noises
swept underfoot
rushing of the waves, too
more guides to read - any -
and certainly a list
Sea Princess
identifying marks
have you lived for at least two years in the country you are applying for a visa

Thursday, June 23, 2016

23 june

sounds like an adventure
he said
packing the idea of a lunch
whether all the ingredients
made it in or not
was a different matter
as he was already
well on his way
out the door

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

22 june

is one way to look at it
another is
either way
packing may be in order

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

21 june

the importance of seeing
the bigger, wider view
-- not just screen --
put down also
remembering focusing on
small things makes us small
keep the notecards stacked
manage the micro
i am working outside tomorrow
soon i will be caught up
when i get ahead i can quit
the season i'm waiting for has passed
write also
avoidance of the word potential
except for in grocery and
supply stores and IKEA

Monday, June 20, 2016

20 june

a strawberry moon
mentioned on the radio
not guaranteed in the sky
and at the appointed ideal
awkwardly timed
somewhat before the conclusion
and no commercials to stop for
i stepped onto the patio
leaned out in parallel with others
saw streaks, imagined
only later, with a second
round of recycling -
more honey than berry
no rush in the rise

Sunday, June 19, 2016

19 june

but i got things done
and the air was mostly conditioned
also some satisfying moments
of the healthy variety
all in all
without too close a reading
one might say
rather too much british television
but otherwise
if not smashing, exactly
well done, all, at least
inasmuch as might be hoped

Saturday, June 18, 2016

18 june

when windows
mean air
a decision to sleep undercover
chilled in luxury
or overhear
barbeque goodbying
late into the
summertossing dark

Friday, June 17, 2016

17 june

because there is no other way
we've met again -
let this time not be the last
     at least
let us remember well

Thursday, June 16, 2016

16 june

is somewhere i would like to be
a preferred setting
easier than intake
procedure more clear
what else can i for you
as the lightning and the thunder
my parking lot overfloweth

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

15 june

because language
  How are you?
  I'm fine.
  Now ask me, 'How are you?'
  You are beautiful.
because yes
  as the teacher asks
  Who remembers nouns and verbs?
  and i say I DO! I DO!
  with overzealous good humor
  and the girl just in front of me
  whispers back to me - usted disfruta este
i do enjoy this

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

14 june

and it's true that's where
a lot of the energy goes
although some of it is
packed up in piles or pockets
so as not to uh forget
without completion lest the world
and some spent in tangled juggling
confusing which to catch and why
sometimes complaining
sometimes writing unnecessarily
  realistic meta lines about
  although not this line
trying to escape the contagion
  of static-cling bubblegum
  alarm clock cold germs
  that are self-pity
  when seen from the wrong
  angle but otherwise it's
  just a mirror

Monday, June 13, 2016

13 june

on the wall
such marks
as if i kick in my sleep
or strike out
a few lines, dashes
scattered angles of morse code
transcriptions of night
mysteries unreadable

Sunday, June 12, 2016

12 june

clues constantly shattering scenes
clamoring for coverage
pardon me - i turn -
is there someone taking this down?

- happy to be with you
says the reporter
giving details on a tragedy

- man holding sign
nothing else
downcast eyes
no contact

in the meantime
i jot a few notes
later to be shared, developed

Saturday, June 11, 2016

11 june

once i had the title
it was like i had already written the whole thing
the pieces clicked into lego-like precision
not that there was a fold-out guide
  with numbered steps and parts
but reaching for the next piece
  i found it in my hand
not always the shape or color i might ask for
but it fit - they kept fitting -
and i knew that this was something new

Friday, June 10, 2016

10 june

much like
when one of the characters we know
shows up on a different program
on the same channel
wearing a disguise
as if to say
nope i'm somebody else this time
i catch a glance in the mirror
in the clock the calendar
and i know i'm somebody else too

Thursday, June 9, 2016

9 june

where knowing
is far from
doing anything about
different too from wanting more, better

there is something else
but in the meantime
so much to do

perhaps later else other
select all that apply

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

8 june

because at first it seems
like two pillows
will be much better
somehow more enhanced
and sure it is higher
more to sink into
but in the morning
your neck remembers
(liberties were taken)

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

7 june

on the edge
i noticed today
pool in the early summer
concrete surroundings lead to everywhere
cool clear flash into reflected sky
on the brink, i'm sure
although the direction
still uncertain, hazed

Monday, June 6, 2016

6 june

when skepticism sinks the ship
before it sails
i shake my head
mired in cynicism
seek out a new metaphor
look for a better tide to rise
hope floats more boats
some still have holes

Sunday, June 5, 2016

5 June

as if i had gone and done
all that solving myself
not scrambled mindlessly in the haze
sometimes hitting pause for a refill
or a deposit - balance in all things -
as the cages open and close
creaking and then slamming
weary with the wonder: howtheydoneit

Saturday, June 4, 2016

4 june

and when i realize
i am still talking
i plan not to be
as soon as possible
although sometimes
there still seems to be a need
which makes it harder
both to resolve
and to follow through
although how important
can it really be

Friday, June 3, 2016

3 june

cultivated as a sparrow
with a library card
twigging out
delivering the wrong lines
accidental escapism
not what i ordered for dinner
if nobody asked to enter
exiting should be easy
quieter to eat alone
only so much space at the table

Thursday, June 2, 2016

2 june

and i kept talking
    this was something good
    that was something hard
not sure if i was looking for math
to know which pile to tend
to ask: does this seem right, normal?
is it me?
i don't think math is easier
but at least you see the pieces
the give the take the look around

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

1 june

driving home
    with the windows open
between two sheets of lettuce
unprocessed air
music with the dirt unwashed
pulling up beside
  but the rest of the lights
    all green