23 May 2010

Non-associative

This started out as a poem about me writing poems every day.

It feels like something else at the end.


Non-associative

The whole project is falling apart            The whole project is becoming just something you do            The whole project is a ghost            The whole project is a flailing dolphin in a stream            The whole project is a ghost            The whole project is a pile of quarters The whole project is a mess            The whole project aligns in stacks of yes and no The whole project is a container of sunlight            The whole project reminds me of my childhood            The whole project is reflecting less light The whole project is just less            The whole project is a stack of paper in a warehouse on fire
like a field of clover            like a worn out bunker            like a jar of fireflies            like a skin wrapped over a lamp