Poems are supposed to be written without
I or You,
with a few exceptions, those rare times
I calls upon You,
placing You at the very start of strings of
chrysanthemums verdant valleys
soft snowfalls flickering flames and light,
clean light, that You obscure, all while I is understood,
or meant to be.
But I believe, though not self-centered,
that I am and must be at the center, unavoidable
as I sit here backwards on a stolen swivel chair
in a windowless office between men’s and women’s,
Charlie Parker mingling with nature calling
hall-pacers glancing as I plow through the sound of
words clicking out reassuring resounding that I
will someday move beyond these four white walls only
to find that it was their constant blank terror
that squeezed these paltry words from
I to You.
The extreme willingness of adults to go to almost any lengths on the command of an authority constitutes the chief finding of the study and the fact most urgently demanding explanation.
and it’s been a while since we went wild and that’s all fine/
but we’re sleepwalking through this trial/
and it’s really a crime it’s really a crime it’s really a crime.
The city seemed tall to strangers trickling in from the flat lands around it, but Nick saw that most of its commotion took place on ground level. All energy was spent horizontally, except in those rare instances when one individual determined to climb on top of another.attempting to write prose after months and months of screenplay
is when I am in a traffic jam. Why is that?
It’s not as if knowing there’s 20 minutes of ‘slow-go’ from Vine to Packer will make me get through it any more quickly.
On second thought, the news I consume is mostly unavoidable facts. Weather, politics, crime- it’s like your doctor breaking the worst news, but still, some part of you wants to hear it.
P.S. slow-go = impossible to say without sounding ridiculous. Try it.
you know what they say, the 80,247,352,435th time is the charm.
Anton Levchenko, several collection agencies would like to speak (firmly) with you.
Shades of Pepe Silvia.