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More Breaths for a Change

More Breaths for a Change

It’s not difficult But it is impossible To know when the self Appears unhidden      untainted Bereft of the artificial Like a diamond in the earth Before the mines The rings the false smiles The campaigns to make us Feel worthy It’s not difficult But it is impossible To know the moment Most extreme The highest highs The lowest lows That remain ours Alone Pristine Primordial — The ancients told us It was in the Middle Way That we decipher That…

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How to be Human for a Breath or Two

How to be Human for a Breath or Two

The visitation of a blessing The moment of passion changes us But the man thought he saw something That wasn’t there until Until he saw her as she really was As she really was because of him Looking back on his Columbus days On his belief that thousands and thousands Of years could be negated by a ship He knows now that it wasn’t so That what was special about her Was special with or without him That while his…

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Zen Fields Beyond the Canvas

Zen Fields Beyond the Canvas

You were my dream So the poets say So they spin and wrack their minds How to express what can not be Love      Love of           Love of her Of life Of the stars Anything that crisscrosses Their eyes and ears Their fifth or sixth dimension Like the waves they see As stand-ins for her Like the mountains they see As symbols of her strength The irony the melancholy Of it all is Of course the non-abstract Nature of…

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Never Ever!!

Never Ever!!

There are blue fields to love And red oceans      Of course Plus black rain on May Day But it’s always been      At least for me The sheer genius of flannel clouds That knocks me for a push-pull Or two or seven loops Like a child’s long shout out To our morning goddess After they’ve had their swim Their cereal their prize-winning song After they’ve frozen their dreams      For the image-zoos           The butterbread-museums The psychic kaleidoscopes of…

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The Anthropology of Magical Forms

The Anthropology of Magical Forms

I want to discover the magical links Before they appear Though to be honest I’d much Rather actually see them Than invent them whole-cloth or whole-sale Wouldn’t it be great if that were to happen? Hallucinate my way into poetic fusions Instead of just writing them? Instead of twisting myself Into pretzels alchemically With nonsense salt On top Or on the plate? This is what it all comes down to For poets seers prophets and Kitchen repairmen Who turn the…

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The Ironies They are a Changin’

The Ironies They are a Changin’

Different times blah blah blah Call for different blah blah blahs As in Right now there is no reason For all of those blah blahs And extra blah blahs None We need to be direct! Tell it like it is And not worry so much about Offending the cliché police The earth the sea the once blue air      The glaciers the beleaguered soil      The fires this time So instead of stories about this or that           Neuroses This…

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Disintegration at Four O’Clock

Disintegration at Four O’Clock

John Wick is cool If you like that sort of thing And I do But not for the usual reasons He’s in-de-struct-able And that can come in handy – a lot That’s really it in a nutshell And, no, he doesn’t have Superpowers – per se He just survives when others don’t – like moi For instance Like when I’m fighting my usual endless battles Against ancient but lively assassins and I keep dying over and over again John Wick…

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I die a little inside when I see this

I die a little inside when I see this

A farmer on the way to market Told his beautiful muse That we’re much too self-conscious These days So she said to him Don’t I know that! As if she were from New York By way of Dublin By way of a steamer A century ago Or was it a zeppelin? Not that it matters Because she flew on her own, Regardless Muses can do that and more Much more Like make us think We’re making the art When it’s…

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