Happy places (a poem)

Not much happening yesterday—and I am not a fan of the phrase ‘happy place’… Twisty roads around the city’s edges some distance from my ‘happy place’ a mythical land beyond my jurisdiction No map no direction only the internal compass without a needle without markers without a true north Straight paths through the center obstructions and [...]

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 [...]

Figure/Ground (a poem)

The January 26th prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano, is to go from large to small over the course of the poem. As usual, I took a slightly different path, and referenced both Kate Bush and Nick Lowe in the process… I was just looking at the big sky [...]