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Cheep Talk

CHEEP TALK

Talk is cheap
Talk is common
Chitchatting away
Of this and that
Speaks of sunsets
Of suns going down
When it’s backs turning
Obeying a planetary spin
I’ll use plurals here
As each of us
Has a sun

We madmen
Madwomen we
In our hidden hearts
Live in our own dreamtimes
Encircling our own central axis
Round which this outer earth and sun
(With a moon as a loony sidekick)
From birth to death revolve

In truth the sun never sets
Nor does the earth
For that matter
Simply spins
And spins

Metamorphic metaphor
Cloaking the untaught truth
It doesn’t matter if you don’t mind
Take a break for a moment and pause
At the crux – the axis – of all of this and that
Here-I-am & now-is-now & I-am-I & this-is-it
Now where is our next breath coming from?
How do we know that? Actually we don’t
We are an incomprehensible miracle
Given the grace of time to seek
While stars and planets spin

Owning Up

OWNING UP

Each of these poems
Is intended to be best
Read aloud … For why?
For I love the sounds

So build each piece
With sound in mind
As well as meaning
Plus any reference

For I love word play
Adore ambivalence
And multiple levels
Of tacit meaning

The writer invites
The reader invents
Becomes co-creator
In passing the time

Lack Of Follow-up

LACK OF FOLLOW-UP

Left antsy, pecking away at it
Is he then at root all of this?
So wonders on unrelenting

Whilestime likewise
Is any of this hers?
She wanders on

Moot points hover unresolving
Whilestime, unacknowledged
Untelling cosmic clocks tick

Till ultimately at last at rest
Declaring that midnight’s where
All’s in place and all’s well

And he’s for whom the bells toll
Aldi’s done, all is done, all is Donne
And time it is to release

Real Dreams

REAL DREAMS

We call it this
We call it that
Until we are done
With names

Doppelgänger II

DOPPELGÄNGER II

Sun on calm water
Not, as seems, a second sun
Merely a mirage

Karma Paths

KARMA PATHS

Breath
Digestion
Sine qua non

We love to dream
We have control

We have some
Not all though

Try controlling
Digestion
Breath!

Ablaze

ABLAZE

A light in the distance
Short term memory a torch
Against encroaching darkness

Came to (again)
Wake up time then I guess
And guess what?

Stuff
And after that?
More stuff

Then next after that
You know what?
More stuff

Und so weiter
Und so weiter
Till sleep time

Then guess what?
Dreams n dreams
Sometimes even enjoyable

Still mainly forgotten
Immediately admittedly
Or else soon after

Then came to (again)
When to be honest
(With himself too)

Not writing for you
Or else some sparrow
But for some eagle

Hovering in mid air
Uninvolved, equivocal
Equivocally uninvolved

Ultimately unconcerned
Regarding your existence
Never mind his own

Major Major Major Major Mage

MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR* MAGE

Mage
Image
Imagination
Magic

To change
That way
We view
Anything

(Apparently)

Changes
That thing
Itself
Including too

(Apparently)

That Whoever who ever
Dreamt
Of that viewing
Or that dreaming it

(Pause frame)

Let us go then explore
What Whoever
Inserted that doubt
That gave rise to

All these apparencies

Da capo
Ad infintum
Da capo
Ad infintum

(Apparently)

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*Major Major is a fictional character in Joseph Heller’s novel Catch-22.(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_Major_Major_Major)

The Secret Ingredient

In The Groove

IN THE GROOVE

Erase old programs
They are no longer serving
Get out of the way

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