SWAMPS IN AUTUMN

Making NEW Words. CALL for entries

I have a stash of them. 

But I’m too lazy to go get them 

Even though they’re at my fingertip.  

If only I had known. 

The Odyssey of Invisibility: The Weather

Sunday Afternoon

It’s so boring being a poet.
It’s boring to sit on
the wings of imagination, waiting,

Carving keys to doors
fixed on urns, always
slipping into wrong rooms,

Breeding farms of resolution in midair,
still hoping to fly to the moon, some day,
but the weather keeps changing.

March 1983

 

Where Are My Ear Buds! Oh.

It was one of those days …

When you got too much going on up there, and not enough sense of the world, outside of there, the 3-dimensional one — ‘ya know, the one I’m talking about, this one here — when the wires get crossed — and you start to get lost — when you start to rhyme, then ‘ya start to screech, cause ‘ya never did intend to rhyme — whether it’s up there or here, when you start to ask questions — you shouldn’t have to ask, when ‘ya start looking for things, you don’t need to be looking fer,  going up and down stairs, —

If only things were just a bit more copacetic, but they’re not  —

And you’re tickled to discover

When you see you’re still here —

Relatively
intact

unproofed

And you jus’ can’t help but smile at yourself.

 

Where Are My Ear Buds!  Oh...

 

Images of Language and Incongruity Floating In My Head While Moaning and Groaning About WordPress

This is gonna be short. 

  • And that’s because – Fucking WordPress!!!  What is wrong with you guys. New version is just dandy when it grants you a visit otherwise you’re back doing the old shit again, typing each tag without spellcheck – OMG!  What a chore…

And now you’ve fucked up the most important page!  The super duper versions paper, which we compose on, and you’ve totally destroyed the basic formatting, where you have no idea how many times you have to hit return before you get that extra space you want in there, between paragraphs!
So, as demonstrated above, I can easily use bullet formatting or numeric, but I am no longer able to slide into paragraphs, and it is so fucking annoying!

What kind of Brains are developing these, these – I don’t even know what to call them!
(Personally I think they’re all missing a few screws.)

All very nice, of course, affable, but totally daffy when it comes to basic organizational thinking and, and what? Visualization system is inoperable?

URGENT:  

The Eyes of an Aesthete Wanted

On the other hand, if this is an example of how someone who may have Schizophrenia, for example, works, well, that’s another subject altogether. 

But why do we still need two versions of the Statistics?  Neither is much improved. So make a decision

Throw one in the trash, already!
Seeing the actual word italicized, however, is a whole lot better than than seeing words buried under HTML script. 

So that is an improvement. 
Congratulations, WordPress!

Bravo.
(Sorry. 

That just wouldn’t stay in any longer.)

Ever since I did the update, I’ve been wanting to put this down on paper, but something else always managed to shove it below the pile, where it finally said …
No more of this!
I will no longer be a wallflower!

                     THE END

Saturday Morning Beauty

Saturday Morning Beauty

Mug of Espresso

Cigarettes

Bottled water

MEDS

iPhone

Music

Pen

Paper

Bench

Tree

Sitting

Drinking

Smoking

Writing

Reading

Listening

Under the bright blue sky and under the breeze of a shady tree 

Listening to the birds sing in Baltimore 

Of  …

Tranquility

While a helicopter patrols from above.