Archive for February, 2015

Luddites / Me (Death 2)

Feb 17 2015 Published by under Uncategorized

family members die
instead of admitting
a metal propeller holds a plane aloft
it is easier to believe
I don’t know why

I don’t know why
it is easier to believe
a metal propeller holds a plane aloft
instead of admitting
family members die

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The Unexpected (Death 1)

Feb 16 2015 Published by under Uncategorized

As a student of reports
I was not an expected member
of the poetry club
But I had poems to read
about video games, travel,
and the ways we live now
So they let me read

A doctoral poetry student
Complimented the allusions,
citing the unusual fare.
I told him my situation.
He said he didn’t write much
These days, after being married
no tragedy to exorcise
no conflict to memorialize

I’m in his shoes now,
no tragedy, no conflict
but I was not an expected member
of the poetry club,
and I still have poems to read

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Bits

Feb 15 2015 Published by under Uncategorized

Oh God
greater than the Internet and force fields
come reveal yourself to us
just a little bit
like individual pages in the vast, unknowable web
like a shield greater than our imaginations can make
like yourself
just a little bit

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