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Archive for May, 2017

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

 

Quite a lot happened in the 20th century
but apparently it’s possible to ignore a lot of it.

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

 

How many poems tell you there is somewhere else to be while reminding you you’re here? Answer ____________
How many poems describe what mundanely is instead of what extraordinarily also is? Answer ____________

Monday, May 29th, 2017

 

It’s “Doublemint”
which presumably means you get
double the mint. It begs
a question

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

 

We turned around fast and faster
only to find that what once was there
had been whisked away into the darkness.

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

 

Nowhere in especial to go;
Nothing in especial to contemplate;
Just when I thought things were going extraordinarily
They became “a small matter for wonder”

Friday, May 26th, 2017

 

I’ll have a drink but only a sip for I do not want to lose track of myself in the forests of distraction —

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

 

Whoever likes may come and visit during the day –
this is where we have agreed, at the last, to humble ourselves.

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

 

When any evil is about to befall us the priestess grows a beard —
that’s how we know when to run and hide.

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

 

All the tribes which I have mentioned live together –
they wear the linen tunic, which does not require brooches.

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

 

For it is written
Thou shalt forever be
Fast asleep at the best of times