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Thirteenth Poem

 

 

 

Things

 

of

 

all sorts

 

rattle around

 

in my head

 

old

 

new

 

borrowed

 

blue

 

true

 

false

 

tall small

 

medium

 

plain

 

fancy

 

of value

 

worthless

 

nautical

 

naughty

 

knotty

 

things I’ve been given

 

& taken

 

certainly  beach things

 

the salt smell when the

 

wind blows onshore

 

things that remind me of

 

nothing

 

others that do

 

things I’ve destroyed

 

things I’ve created

 

like this poem

 

as a gift

 

for who?

 

For You!

 

deeply sacred things

 

statues of God’s  icons

 

demons & delights

 

Holy Scrolls  tablets

 

of clay & stone

 

stele  mounds  standing

 

stone mono & mega lithic

 

burial chambers heaped

 

w/treasure   Boy King

 

sarcophagi  golden &

 

precious gem encrusted  

 

masks      milk&honey

 

afterlife welcoming

 

things

 

things that have been delivered others

 

never sent

 

clues; hints; answers

 

to things that make

 

me wonder

 

things I knew

one’s I didn’t

things that tell time

 

but  not  why or where

 

Industrial age

 

pre

 

post  of that

 

too

 

musical  artistic poetic

 

things

 

concert  movie  lecture

 

secular & religious things

 

things in houses, on streets

 

in the air under water

 

here  near

 

far  there high low

 

stories

 

tales

 

myths

 

parable

 

terrible

 

terrific

 

terrifying

 

things best left undone

 

others that are priority One

 

radical

 

reactionary

 

electric  manual

 

battery  solar & horse powered

 

man-houred

 

straight bent curved hooked

 

barbed screwed (up/down)

 

every which way

 

things formed

 

in the 1st millisecond

 

of creation

 

things that will have to

 

wait until the last

 

millisecond

 

wooden plastic

 

bronze iron brass

 

steel aluminum carbon

 

fiber resin

 

oiled

 

squeaky

 

clean

 

dirty

 

rusted

 

things on boats  planes

 

trains

 

automobiles

 

geared

 

fly wheeled

 

cantilevered

 

articulated

 

cooking

 

cleaning

 

things that go

 

bump in the night

 

seen in the day

 

to be nothing

 

or then again

 

something

 

awesome

 

thing

 

inspiring

 

an idea  NO

 

The Idea   the one

 

to change everything

 

we know from right

 

to

 

wrong

 

end of the stick old chum

 

where we come on over

 

to the whole lotta shakin’ going on

 

where safe is out

 

that thing

 

we can’t describe

 

how could words/pictographs/ideograms

 

even begin to explain it?

 

but is in us  deep way down

 

below skin/blood/bone/nerve &

 

muscle  that bright Holy Spot

 

the NAMASTE- nameless

 

eternal ethereal essential

 

the embodiment of the contradictorily

 

unformed

 

the thing Emerson called

 

The Over Spirit

 

the thing from which all things

 

derive

 

or @ least those things which have

 

& will always have meaning

 

things that are not

 

twerking talentless celebrity

 

tweets the insanely inane

 

those  things that have gone viral

 

& need to run their course quickly

 

those ‘train wrecks’ seen coming

 

well before the

 

inevitable final fatal

 

derailment

 

those things that make us say

 

“My life may @ times suck

 

but @ least that’s not my life!”

 

things in our pockets

 

purses wallets PDA’S cell

 

phones lap & desk tops on flash drives CD/ROMs

 

perhaps even on floppy discs

 

(you Dinosaurs know who you are)

 

MP3 players or on whatever

 

gadget is the latest

 

gadget until replaced

 

by the next latest

 

gadget

 

that does faster smaller

 

etc. than the gadget (s)

 

you are using now

 

sports things  championships

 

cups jackets flags bowls

 

tournaments regattas races

 

chases teams equipment (s)

 

posters memorabilia heroes zeros

 

legends stadiums gardens

 

arenas victories defeats

 

glories & agonies

 

Art things brushes paints

 

easels canvas boards etchings

 

lithographs sculptures old

 

masterly & new age  Impressionist

 

Expressionist representational

 

allegorical  genre studied studioed

 

Plein air Dada Surreal

 

old school/new school no school

 

primitive niaeve folk nationalist

 

naturalist cultural classic modern

 

etc.

 

Music things Jazz Be Bop swing

 

blues rock hillbilly country

 

western world local new wave

 

old wave punk funk hip hop

 

rap big/little band garage

 

basement in Vienna Berlin

 

Mannheim

 

Sensuous  things     things that

 

excite us recall memories

 

remind us of times/places/people

 

Food things recipes handed

 

down dishes we love

 

to prepare & present things

 

that look as good as their

 

aroma that we know

 

will taste even better

 

Sacred Holiday meals

 

that we present to the God’s

 

meals of our heritage

 

seafood things lobster/clam bakes steamed MD. Crabs

 

name your favorite

 

science & technology things

 

things that other things go into/come out that do

 

& don’t work w/o optional other things

 

& more

 

things that

 

I can

 

& can’t

 

think

 

of

right now.

 

Aside