Mortaljive: The Rest is Silence

There is no still point in all the Universe, and that is the rock upon which I stand

Thursday, May 21, 2015

So many uses for tape

there is invisible tape all over the world
holding broken things together
sealing envelopes and ideas
making tatters last until midnight

before music went back to being just an idea
it ran its notes on tape
and the tape was a river of sound

perhaps i will go to a park
and tape the sunset to the jungle gym
or to the swings, burning my hands
to become just another death

maybe dogs will put bark at my feet
and i will tape their jowling words
to the wind 

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Introducing the Drama That You Paid For!!


i am also a camera
taking moving pictures of the world
making stories out of them:

at night i run the projector
through infinity

when we see something unusual
we delete it
but no one seems to notice

my stunt double
is just some guy with a mirror
and pads

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Saturday, May 09, 2015

How's the thing that is?


it was a brilliant morning
smart, bright, clever

it was so uniquely marvelous
i wanted to show it off to some friends
so i went away and came back one year later
having worked to gain friends

when i returned
the new morning was just okay
and the friends were difficult for me to relate to

if tonight is stellar i will hide in my room

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