poetry without poets


I believe in atoms and molecules.
I believe in stars and places to go.

I believe in a glass of milk.
I believe in Easter eggs.

I believe in the rule of sevens.
I believe in moons and tides.

I believe that light is god’s
        open eyes.

I believe in Father and Mother.
I believe in here-I-am, a bump
        in the bed.

I see bright, I see dark.

the rule is less than what it portends
to measure.   such as my life.

we are the bump in the middle
of forever.   taken at its word.
 
 

we are, the age of stars.

 
 
red stars will go blind, eventually.
out of sight.   then every thing evaporates.

and darkness will be on the face of
        the earth.   and everything.

as it was in the beginning and will be
again.   what does your poetry look like
        then?

what are the poems beneath our bodies, ourselves?

why words will describe the heavens
        then.   words take no space.
 
 

will we be sleeping, one eye ajar?

 
     I’ll keep an eye out for you.
 
 
 
 
 
image:   (look see below)
Sagittarius A*, the great black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.

2022.11.13 graphics revised from original post
 
 
 
 
 
 

don’t read

don’t read.  wash your face.
don’t read.  feed the cat.
don’t read.  imagine words.

don’t speak.  pour the milk.
don’t speak.  turn the bowl.
don’t speak.  find words that came first.

find the poem no one wrote.
leave it be.  fallow heart.
make what you’re blind to see.

make breakfast.  make sleep.
offer it to the moon.
or maybe me.

write.  write more.  you have to have
enough to throw yourself all away.
  

2015

I think I should write about

I think I should write something more.
I think I should write something meaningful, more.
I think I should write making wisdom breathe, more.
I think I should write using words like first time.  more.
I think I should write on my way to the grocery store.  more.
I think I should write waiting for a friend at the coffee shop.  more.
I think I should write whether or not I know best how to spell.  more.
I think I should write on my birthday party day.  there’s a party, isn’t there?
I think I should write gracefully about my gratitude.  more.  surely more.
I think I should write most especially more, when I don’t want to write.

more.
  

2015