Swept Away


The great wave came and
Swept me away
Like a mote seen floating in a sunlit room
I drift now

But I also see and
Hear and
Feel
This world through which
These currents carry
Me

I learned a thing and
Became wiser
But it made me
Unhappy

For am I swept now away and
There is no telling where
Or whom
I might next be

Los Angeles, March 25, 2015

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Hello


Life began.
It just did.
In that gooey stuff that was to pass for time,
There was a moment, and then There Was Life™.

It was the same moment the universe was made.
And because time really isn’t,
It was the same moment every mote was made;
And every energy ravaging star
That was or ever will be;
And there were great collidings,
Barely giving time for coalescing before the massive forms
Rent one another in blinding demonstrations of cosmic force.

But we were not made, for we did the making, and were,
And are,
The Life that we created.
Formless or formed, it is us.

Hello.

Los Angeles, October 27, 2014

Now?


Though you may stop the clock,
Time continues.

The Great Fallacy fools us all!

And yet –
And yet…
And…yet.

The mask of beingness and becomingness
Covers every rock, every tree, every…thing.
It hides us from each other,
For “the time is not right.”

Ha!
RIGHT time?
You would let time rule your life,
That great lie at the center of all lies?

Do not. Do not.

For I would like to accept your forgiveness,
And give you mine.

May 29, 2014, Los Angeles

 

The Rose


“…by any other name…,” said the ill-fated lover.

So, what is in a name?
What do you picture when I say, “a rose”?
Is it this?
rose red

Do you expect a certain scent? Thorns? A long stem?

Do you think of romance, love, and matters of the heart?

There is power in names.
We are a people of labels.
Reality is what we think it is.
Names shape reality.

Would you smell as sweet, by any other name?

 

Los Angeles, May 13, 2014

 

i


i am not:

a man an animal an artist your savior a name an address a writer a number a citizen a poet an energy a credit score a customer a victim a musician a pet a maker of lists

i am not
and I am

existential opposites
both true.

i am impossible

Los Angeles, May 9, 2014