Thursday, March 26, 2009

Bountifully Up Short

I will acquaint myself
with all the moments in the day
that catapult or sway –
that bring me bountifully up short –
take on the funky sweaty sport
of undertaking understanding
of whatever can be understood

beneath my balsa wood
defenses – to provoke the mind
to undergo what it can find
that captivates and activates
resistance and attention:
I will fabricate a system
which deduces sense

from nonsense, so provisionally
I might make an artifact
that goes some way
to quaking like
the thing
I'll then put it on my shelf

along with all my other stabs
at grabbing at obscurity
and one day take each off
to show you how
I have discovered heaven
isn’t hell.
Show and tell.


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