Love is a spiritual guide to self, figure it out. -M. Taggart
Found Dad on a leaf,
floating. Turned into
the wind and out again.
He’s gone now. I’m flat.
He doesn’t much care.
I like about how our cat sits
with his tail wrapped around
his furry paws while he
watches my dart fall onto
the floor and then attacks
with such alert reflexes
that I’m struck with realizations
that we know so damn little
while talking as though we
know more than a cat
No one can find this location but myself.
It’s really not much to see. A cluttering of
leaves and trees. However, this image
knows me intimately. I stood in the woods,
alone and hurt and leveled my sight upward;
capturing my state of mind in a single image.
I see a number of memories in this photograph.
I feel an upcoming loss, with the practicality of
hope that’s been arriving in waves and leaving
me flat. A month long roller coaster teasing finality
as though it wishes to torture not only the host,
but all attached. Life is funny and hard like that.
I can handle the transitions while I continue to
pray for his freedom from pain; a curse which
claimed him from childhood on, as though an
unseen hood floated along with the best of his
talents only to dampen each achievement with
clutter. We’ll see what’s to come as ‘this’ will
never happen again, not even the leaves.
Or to the moon, cast no doubt,
as the pitfalls to all edges speak
in whispers of encouragement.
It’s true about the shadow of Spring.
And it’s true about where I belong.
I’ll be going there, with the moon
as my anchor.
I drive around with poems in my head-
One piece of wind at a time.
Some days are meant for sadness.
It’s how they’re built.
So we can sit in them, and rock.
isn’t found in
I’m sitting here playing chess
and reading the ending of
‘Brave New World’
with a purring kitten named Buk
on my lap
My beer is empty
I don’t want to get up
When empathy and instincts
are factored into the benchmarking
of true intelligence we may finally
begin to understand how to cultivate
a healthy society.