parrot fog telemetry

prudent or not
at this jungle-juncture
of north-south-east-west
some new world order
asserts itself

not out of design
but emergence
a signal arises
from the noise
and later
outside the window
it arrives
in the form
of wild beasts
and voluptuous vines

foreign gardeners
pinch back the sprawl
so that it may redouble
to reclaim the realm


Earthquakes and Antipodes

Strange coincidence? – quakes in Haiti and Chile, then in Taiwan shortly thereafter. ¬†Ever been inside a building with a spherical dome roof? If you are, let’s say, on one edge of the building, you can talk without raising your voice to someone on the opposite edge. The hemispherical surface focuses the soundwaves. The earth is not a perfect sphere, but slightly irregular and oblate. There are multiple focal points.

but for all this

Oh beautiful agony of souls
thy placid remorse
thy deflated expectancy
immortality lost in an instant
without a look over the shoulder
or a wave goodbye

where once I took
the pleasure at every moment
immediate, without hesitation
there now dwells a delay
a gap in the proceedings
with no filler act
no trained monkey
tumbling and balancing while the clown
retches in the basement

but for all this
i am.