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Welcome To This Atomic World

WELCOME TO THIS ATOMIC WORLD

Events pass us by
In a particular way
And sometimes they wave

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Insecurity

INSECURITY

You give me a hug.
As a gift or a request?
I’m never certain.

Second Hand Roses

SECOND HAND ROSES

Elsewhere they tell us
Now has already happened
And is in the past

The Cost

THE COST

If/As, as is surmised,
time as is/has/will be
for ever stamped suchly

then, one may wonder,
does it not perforce follow
some one immutable history

so that, even whether
following an imagined script
is or is not compulsory,

one’s apparent will is not free
as such, but simply entails
its own incumbent price?

Off Line

OFF LINE

Why spend each day of life on edge
Without taking time to pause or relax

Preacher, Teacher, Scientist, Anchor
There’s no sooth in their proffered proof

Better to simply watch their lips flapping
With the Sound on Mute and ears open

To that other unadvertised broadcast
To all those to whom it may concern

Equivocation

EQUIVOCATION

I am not certain
I am worthy of the gift
Of another day

On the other hand
Perhaps tomorrow’s just more
Deserved punishment

Not Enough Then

NOT ENOUGH THEN

You had had enough
You drew a line in the sand
Then the wind came by …

Billet-doux II

BILLET-DOUX II

Left a little sign
Somewhere where you would find it
A clumsy attempt

Never was too good
At drawing the perfect heart
But the intention …

Honey Trap

HONEY TRAP

Beneath the surface
Shimmering halls of mirrors
Promise amazement!

Curiosity assuaged!
Infinite regress is all
A maze meant to snare

Sea Urchins

SEA URCHINS

Drowning not waving
Or else waving not drowning
Undecided yet

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