Poems

Between The Ears

Don’t look up to me for a flash
On your knees through what thunder?

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Fools Lot Accepted

I am
Laurelled
By indifference:

Your mothers,
They will not love me;

Your fathers,
How could they understand?

There is nothing but love
In the self making war;
Wisdom as light
Shines no victor.

Wisdom is
No victory,
No loss.

I send out my messages
So I can dissappear
Into the chorus,

Accepting
Fate’s not some hoary old grandfather
To smile and bounce little lives on bent knees.

What else to do, though,
But to play hard,
A good child
With meaning;

To choose wisely
This fools lot,
Cracked mouth
Unbroken,
Smiling wide.

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Vending Machine Mantra

It could have said anything else.

Have a nice day Have a nice day Have a nice day

It’s automatic.
Programmable.

Outside the break room
Sickness spreads, I say it too.

Have a . . .

Programmable.

I put the words in my mouth,
Someone else’s voice.
I put the words in my mouth,
Someone else’s voice.
I put the words in my mouth:
Someone.
Else’s.
Voice.

Punch out, pull the plug
Punch out, pull the plug
Punch out, pull the plug

I put the words in my mouth,
And go back to work.

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