Three

A performance?

A show?

I read a few poems

written hours ago

 

Yet no word as each

second is more

valuable than another.

 

Each one equally

superfluous in its

insignificance.

 

Anyway.

Six

On this and that stage there

are actors galore, though there

is no show nor performance.

 

All that awaits is the applause-less

curtain calls, there is no exit,

stage left nor stage right.

 

The fools play at the center]stage, upfront, their tongues

against that wall.

Ten

I’d like to

think that I’m

not the only out

late enough, I

know I’m the

one up

late enough.

 

It’s always a

silent night when

I can silence my

thoughts, and for

another day before

before the bed

may sate my craving

for star gazing and

this nights even, of

luminescent clouds

like this amber

ember tinted

smoke.

Fourteen

In its minuscule

totality this life wavers,

as the droning pit-a-pat

from the left of my chest’s

centre.

 

To each their own as their

ends justify their meaninglessness,

nutmeg scented vapour blends

with cigarette smoke, as

disembodied chatter keeps the

noise at bay.

 

As we wait for the pots

water to boil under, vivify the

pasta and red-speckled

beans.

 

Another smoke then off into

the liquid skies, into all the unthought.

Sixteen

All these books

,pages

,words

,letters

,characters

,spaces

 

All of them

Each one, an

extra

,a bonus

frosting,

a cherry

 

A mere adornment,

and affectation,

Beyond the horizon

of price checks, and desires

and in realms of forbidden

value, predestined to priceless superfluity.

Nineteen

Stocked

Stacked

Strapped to the

embedded marionettes

 

Tangled in a mangled

splatter of the

chatter bothers

Bathed to some sort of table,

tablet cleansed

Refreshing pages

 

The pangs of

muscular ribbed

bridges

 

Sheltering a

caged puppeteer

 

xvi. Unwritten

Supposedly,

the anthem

of that age

shall be

 

Shall be

beyond the

archaic

tales

Uplift and

laid to

bed

 

Downed shall

sleep the age

And awaken

that sleeping

name