A meditation on the art of a performance (A poem)

I wrote this earlier this evening while watching the documentary Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present… I am merely here a presence that may or may not go unnoticed Sounds may or may not go unspoken The metronome ticks in an empty room with bare walls Sounds echo back and forth killing time A network of roads connects [...]

Does the Tunnel of Love exist anymore? (a poem)

I was watching an episode of Get Smart yesterday, in which 86 and 99 are going through a Tunnel of Love in a KAOS-operated amusement park… I thought the boats would have been junked years ago the water drained the building boarded up once the carnival closed The world is different now we go screen to [...]

Zero (a poem)

Found Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem on Amazon Prime last night… Two of them joined by an invisible thread drawn into a turbulent vortex looking for a moment of trust for human touch But it doesn’t work that way he can’t get through anymore as the vortex opens wider and he falls in deeper and deeper and [...]

The constellation (a poem)

Attended a family constellation session yesterday. I was not the focus, but I was a participant. This poem reflects my experience… We stand close but we stand apart We are here together in this same space but afraid to speak heart-to-heart You are beside me she is behind me but I feel apart from it [...]

November Recap

Today is the last day of NaBloPoMo—at least, for November. (Apparently, unlike NaNoWriMo, it's more of an ongoing thing.) It has been quite a month. When the month began, I was struggling to figure out where the anxiety I'd recently started feeling again for the first time in over a decade was coming from. The [...]