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Two Couplets on Vision

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Two Couplets on Vision

The sun rises in opposition to image
and sets in middle of a million pictures

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What’s right before me is a blur but worth the trade
to escape the burden of frames and look around

A Day at the Beach

A Day at the Beach

We foresee our deaths

sacrifice the days one after the other to a slow motion panic
believing if we are senseless in a consistent and calm manner

that we can’t be blamed for not being ready for the only thing
we knew was coming

If time moves in a wave then behind us
foams a wake of wasted moments wasted the moment

we look back given up to the future day that never asked for sacrifice
and that never arrives

and if it did would never be any longer than a wasted day

How is it that giving up on a dream translates always
in any language into not doing something we could do

today in the wakeful world right now instead
we plant the sharp end and open slowly the gorgeous umbrella

of panic beneath the sun of death

On Saying Goodbye

On Saying Goodbye

 

Trying to catch up with the hills rolling
beneath my feet I’m lost to your light

then at the mountain’s top you are waiting for me
unmoved by the ruckus and dust below

in this valley I’ll hear a bird, catch my breath
then keep running west til the Star River

laps at my feet–who would not climb mountain
after mountain to keep saying goodbye to you?

GOAT IS SHOT INADVERTENTLY [30]

GOAT IS SHOT INADVERTENTLY

The theater was crowded and hot.
The movie is about war and the
nature of man.

One of the actors
gets over-excited and sprays
the audience with bullets. This,

Goat thinks, bleeding, is what
we can expect. He throws soda
in the soldier’s eyes, cracks

his skull with a kick, becomes
two dimensional.

from GOAT lies down on Broadway. For more info see here.

GOAT IS SQUASHED BY SPUTNIK [29]

GOAT IS SQUASHED BY SPUTNIK

Goat was throwing rocks
at the man in the moon
who kept smiling and
waving and then once
he pointed
and Goat
looked up: Sputnik,
dropping in flames,
enveloped the hill,
Goat laughing.

from GOAT lies down on Broadway. For more info see here.

A PASSING TRUCK KILLS GOAT [28]

A PASSING TRUCK KILLS GOAT

Emaciated Goat thought
the grill was a huge
honeycomb. He could not
eat, but he might as well
find food anyway.

The driver put Goat on ice
in the back.

Goat’s body is exposed
to hundreds of chickens.

Someone has Goat for Christmas.

 

from GOAT lies down on Broadway. For more info see here.

A THUNDERSTORM KILLS GOAT [27]

A THUNDERSTORM KILLS GOAT

He dared the lightning,
carrying clamped between
teeth large metal poles.

The first bolt burst a tree
before him. He hooted. The
second scorched the fields.

The third struck the metal
directly. Goat swallowed
the pole, bit it in half.

He stumbled into the overflowing
canal & drowned.

from GOAT lies down on Broadway. For more info see here.