Atonement follows after Actions matter next
Modems yodeling The boop-boop-hoop Of someone’s phone busy Back further: the Thwick-bop-bob-bop Thwick-bop-bob-bop-bop Of a rotary dial Further back: The piercing Berrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Of the 3am TV test signal Why stop there? Cha-clump; Cha-clump, Cha-clump; Cha-clump Milk bottles rattle Cream at the top Milk truck’s come and gone
Taken aback! It’s a fact, Jack. Think you’re on track Then: smack! It’s a backtrack. So you go back, Mac Give yourself some slack Have a flapjack stack Carry what you lack Remove it from the black And take it back, Zach!
Thinking about What may be Uptight or onsite Downside or In between See it Be it Is it?
When I was thirteen,
I would ride my bike to the library and beeline to Sci-Fi I’d fish out fat books; a trilogy at least and have a blast in space released of all gravity I’d float in a different place considering time, consciousness and race—and human humility. Rocket-man landed expanded
Was a woman out of time Borges paddled around Some circular Ruins The kin of atta are waiting For you and me Think it, dream it, be it The left hand of darkness A lathe of heaven Forging something better
Human blood splat Worshipers now whispers Christchurch Pittsburgh Minneapolis Students, educators Learning hate kills What have we learned? Parkland, Florida Sandy Hook, Connecticut Columbine, Colorado And many many more The NRA is complicit Guns, (GUNS!) **** people