Sunday, June 15, 2008

42. The Damn Thing

Having absorbed
metaphor and simile,
the old versifier
now knows
it is enough
just to get the damn thing out.

41. Nows

There was now.
There is now.
There will be now.
Nows of knowledge,
nows of passings,
and in-decisions.

Wave-arch, wave-fall.
The wonder of life,
living with conscriptions of events,
of doubtful doings, that include
ding-a-lings of reversals.

Learn to control the tumbling
so that at the end
there is a smoothness to
the floating back to
the next beginning to
the next mix.