Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Metaphor

Push through the cobwebs cluttering the attic of your mind--

but what a tired metaphor! 

Which, when you think about it, is in itself a tired metaphor --

and metaphors are sort of overdone, anyway.

But! I will persevere.

I am going to slog through this --

"Slog"? Who says slog? That is a poety word, not a real one --

-- I am going to beat this dead horse

until a gift falls out of it's

dry, old mouth.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

does anyone suffer from being
too creative?

Monday, March 28, 2011

March 28th 2011

do you know why i haven't written any poems?

it's because i am too busy watching television.

i am not ashamed of this, however.

i am busy watching other people's poems
tell themselves.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Saturday March 26th

las vegas

"Never put your hand in your pocket;
that's a fireable offence."

i'm training, i'm breaking every rule

"i promised myself that when i survived Vietnam, i'd never sweat anything in life."

he didn't realize he was going to have all these problems

"i have problems
i have nightmares
it never leaves you."

you gotta be kidding me.

"you just adjust to it."

today really hit home -- the types of things they have to experience when they're at work.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

March 24th 2011

lament

i have to stop
eating
sugar.

March 23rd 2011

there is a crack in something sacred
it won't be healed
the pain repeated
anytime you process
what came before

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March 22nd 2011

This is just to say
I have eaten
all of the Ritz crackers
that were there on the plate

which I should probably
have brought with me
to work.

Forgive me.
They were forbidden.
So salty
and so caloric.