Before I Sleep (Road Trip Ramble, Part 8A Revisited)

Driving, driven miles and miles Accelerator leg begins to ache A nerve end annoyed at stillness. I adjust my seat forward, Up down, and then back again to Calm the temperamental child Shooting barbs up my right ass Cheek looking for a tantrum. Stop. Stop! STOP! Get me OUT! Take me on a walk. Walk […]

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You Call Me Test Pilot

I guess I have to accept this yet again Another broken vase, another shredded sheet. We stand and we stare at one another, both Too stubborn to let go, to just disappear. I have decided to swim. I have chosen this. You cannot let go and call me Test Pilot. I am not the first. […]

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‘Normal Jean went out on a walk, she loved’

Normal Jean went out on a walk, she loved Following the moon, like a guide leading her To the tree she’d climb to find her perch From which she would watch each dandelion Nymph dance down to earth like an angel Not quite comfortable in clouds, not ready to fall. When her wishes had safely […]

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‘I walk distracted, tethered to others’

I walk distracted, tethered to others Who tell me where to look, what to bypass. I have not stopped to see the leaf of grass, How along its edges the aphid crawls Opening inside a minuscule hole. Still looking up at clouds, Gods seduce me Away from life walking below: loose, free, Trampled under foot. […]

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‘I wonder what these words are worth to me’

I wonder what these words are worth to me, To those who do not have eyes yet to read Or chips in heads to absorb what pens bleed. I ask that we take time to look, to see All the tiny things the earth wants unveiled Record them like scientists, like poets. Like the nine […]

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