RAIN

In the room of soft light, I have all I need, Paintings on the wall, Open screen,  Pale rain has started,  Against a darkening sky – I have thoughts about all I can’t Understand, Is it important to agree Or just to love, Rain is a given, an Understood, Explained by some. The weatherman reports […]

PETITION TO RECALIBRATE THE SONG’S HARMONIC FUSEL*

May the vibe of the tone of the Song of the World still come through. May it like early September sun through spaces in its cooling clouds to warm us when the breeze slows. May it come drying up the fresh lush Chi-town trees and pavements after morning rain, may it though we’ve charged ourselves […]

MESSAGES…

Even if you Don’t participate, You still send different kinds of Messages to diverse people.  So, why not join in And tell it like it is?   Simon Stargazer III (Aug. ‘18) expands, “Though it doesn’t really fit the intention of this poem, my dad used to say something like: ‘A fool and his thoughts […]

ABSENCE

Businessman lying by fountain floating in his own sock-footed sun, sits up, slips his shoes on, walks away. Poet is silenced by hush of the fountain. Poet is silenced on rising smoke. Poet is silenced by his own death. Poet is silenced by heavy materials. Poet is silenced like a nap in the afternoon. Poet […]

GAMES…

Games on the internet  may occupy the brain, but a good discussion with others, may broaden it! Simon Stargazer III (July ‘18) adds, “This poem is an observation about me. I talked previously about learning from competing with others in word games. I did not realize how addictive (See next page.) those games might become. I […]

DREAM TRAVELING

I got on a plane …not knowing my destination, The plane landed in a land …where I knew no one– Where suspects were suspected …of uncommitted crimes, And children ran wild, …where arrests were made With unjust cause, Where I found a beach …where evening rolled in With the waves, Where found an old friend […]

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Even completing mundane tasks can give you a great sense of accomplishment. Simon Stargazer III (June ‘18) adds, “Being a caregiver can be a daunting responsibil-ity, but … providing a safe and comfortable environment for a loved one, can be rewarding in many ways –even down to changing bed pads and doing laundry.”

WHAT HAS BEEN NAMED…

A mental illness, May be a long list Of nouns and adjectives That no matter how long Or hard we try Does not fit an individual, Words describe But cannot feel – Language is limiting, Imperfect And yet we have Impersonal lock-ups Without keys, Perhaps why I keep doors And windows open, Transparent see-through All […]

TO BE READ ATTACHED TO A CLIPBOARD

Carrying this around on a clipboard makes it more important, this dream rushing back into itself like a broken wave that has just rolled up onto shore. But I am no longer the action of water; I have become both body and beach. I am the light which produces this present hologram, land and sea. […]

THE EVERYDAY MOON

In a white petticoat Against an azure Sky, Simplistically Beautiful,  Dependable,  Meeting a deadline Timed every Day,  Artists decorate  Her,  Poets write about Her, But she has no need For fanfare,  A natural beauty,  She wears no makeup,  No lipstick, No need for a compact Mirror,  Just herself,  Plumply Satisfied… Gayle Bluebird (May ‘18) adds, […]