1.26.2009

SAFETY LINE

I need to find out how I can brim over more
but I can barely muster the lock.
criticism wants optical swelling
with the extra things lying around
little pieces of bone
heartbeat with simple rules
we could program a computer with
okay, lame, I know...
toward the end of the song
she was waving her free hand
around my head in a frantic gesture
revolving planet with plants on it
and that way be a playmate
with jars that befriend people
what more do you want?
no sweet vision without horrible mishap
either a dilated keyboard
or jockeying insurance into our hands
the beat of flippered limbs
at the end of rope-like effort
that moment of ability
my kid has been choking on for about a year
what people don't know is
ospreys have no need for this crap
with a finger in a straight splint
for the last four weeks
I swordfight through life
hyper-extended between a farmer and a planted seed,
if he opens his eyes he is feeling the whole world's obstruction
those who contemplate the beauty of teeth
find reserves of strength in paper
the universe is full of parietal space
which explains the softest mouth
that used tongue and knew just when to say something
I the they they know how to feel about
a gentle tug upon the sun
painted a security state
regarding the theft of my friends
and sort of hinted at the time I reached into
we don't know about your life, how can we know?
these growing crystals that grow... on purpose? another day
let the beauty of what you love
be a curved splint
to account for the spelling errors
and plentiful global conspiracies
as flexible
as any wind

2 comments:

Nada said...

"these growing crystals that grow... on purpose?"


kind of, yeah.


please post more poems!

rodney k said...

"these growing crystals that grow... on purpose?"

This reminded me of Stendhal's On Love, where he compares the process of falling in love to "the Salzburg bough," the branch you throw into the salt mines at Salzburg and it comes out coated ("crystallized," a word he keeps apologizing for using) with salt.

Geeky literary reference band name idea # 5,864: "The Salzburg Bough."

Anyway, crystal(lizing) poem.