Tonight winds are small still there is a chill the warmth of poetry for me it's always been here it's great to be able to write some tidy things down like butterflies in springtime as always enthusiasm can set poetry alight brighter and brighter tonight i indulge in warm writing i take the initiative to be with poetry.
I'm on the Metra today The snow outside is teal or green Like the Caribbean in cartoons But here 2 ladders lean on the same tree A lover's suicide The coldest Caribbean I've ever seen The church's sign scrolls by "ght in the Lor" And we're gone The train rumbles on Bridges cover bridges New! Tower of Babel (coming soon!) A couple thinks they're subtle 3 rows up Michael Jackson marries Elvis's daughter He didn't go to the wedding There's no Jewels Osco's in Georgia But the houses here exude the same drab comfort A deer stands next to a storage locker The train rumbles on I'm smuggling beer back to the dorm Like the good college student my mom wants me to be I don't have my phone on me I've never felt more alone Or free I explain what happened to the guy who checks tickets I dropped it in the floorboard of my friend's car Right before the train arrived He believes me thank god I focus again on what's outside the window And now it's just trees Skeletal and bare The train rumbles on
2/7/2021 I actually wrote this before the others in this series but I only just found the paper I wrote this on a little bit ago
I’m a flight risk You can consider me a villain Locked up in a cage Surrounded by guards Video surveillance to capture every movement I’ll stay with my cage because I’m content But don’t get too comfortable I can vanish at any given chance Im a escape artist A vanishing magician, if you will I could be in front of you Pulling tricks from my hat I’ll make you smile and you’ll enjoy every second But if you take your eyes off me For even a second With a wave of my wand I’m gone the next second I’ll leave no trails to follow No clues to find Good luck finding me You can ask Sherlock Holmes to give it a try My disappearing act is the greatest of all time Welcome to my show I won’t disappoint you My disappearing act will definitely confuse you I’m am the leader of my circus My next act will be the greatest With smoke screens of all pretty colors It will leave you in awe Are you ready for it? Just say the magic words Abracadabra ....
I it hisses, turning dessiccation dust to wet dirt the water’s meniscus edge conquers gorges and gaps of pitted paved path mortar dips between cobblestones capillary rivulets generals charging ahead their advancing lines rallied for battle against dry death
II the sky pours out the ocean and drowns the bridges that connect us