Archive for the poems 2006 Category

phased

Posted in no-mad poets, poems, poems 2006 with tags , , , on October 6, 2014 by GJK

digging thru the archive…

poems by GJK

 

stupor abated

inferno horizon swells

unadulterated reason denied

flies behind torpid wings of dawn.

demechanization of language

is preferable to these contortions.

the raucousness of drunk

is hid within the consciousness

of drink and each taste loosens

the strings.

this frail rage easily foiled

fails

demonstrative wit

withers

ethereal skin sings

nothingness sustains.

 

 

GJK

24NOV06

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ashes

Posted in best of GJK, poems, poems 2006 with tags , , , , , on October 6, 2014 by GJK

poems are time-travelling mirrors.

poems by GJK

 

i am sedate

head lolled to side.

eyelids droop

in spite of coffee-energy

that seeps into capillaries.

elbows planted on table

shoulders hunched

i am dazed.

i imagine myself

a malformed angel-thing,

i stare into the ashes

of the past hour.

 

 

GJK

11NOV06

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hover, 2006

Posted in best of GJK, for Blue Bike reading, poems 2006 with tags , , , , on August 17, 2010 by GJK

60mph northbound into town

both palms damp on the wheel

a fast pearl jam song churns

spills thick and loud

from four speakers

bounces from pane to pane

captured within glass

sound crashes in my thirsty ears

pierces deep into my guts

incense smoke drifts up

from the dashboard

(a thin stick wedged

in the panel below the a.c.

drops ash to the carpet)

and my foot presses down

with urgency matching the song

surging now to 70mph

then i hover motionless

above the highway

the car caught in freeze-frame

as everything else slides by.

the road beneath moves as water

and the fields float as clouds

past my eyes that stare blankly ahead

disbelieving and entranced.

the world falls away

and i am rising

out of my self

lifted without form into the sky

expanding high above the earth

and flowing with impossible speed

i burn toward the sun.

— 

 

GJK

9JUN06

phased

Posted in poems 2006 with tags , , , , on July 28, 2010 by GJK

 

stupor abated

inferno horizon swells

unadulterated reason denied

flies behind torpid wings of dawn.

demechanization of language

is preferable to these contortions.

the raucousness of drunk

is hid within the consciousness

of drink and each taste loosens

the strings.

this frail rage easily foiled

fails

demonstrative wit

withers

ethereal skin sings

nothingness sustains.

 

 

GJK

24NOV06

ashes

Posted in poems 2006 with tags , , , , on July 28, 2010 by GJK

 

i am sedate

head lolled to side.

eyelids droop

in spite of coffee-energy

that seeps into capillaries.

elbows planted on table

shoulders hunched

i am dazed.

i imagine myself

a malformed angel-thing,

i stare into the ashes

of the past hour.

 

 

GJK

11NOV06

untitled

Posted in poems 2006 with tags , , , , on July 26, 2010 by GJK

 

the topography of shame

is a fractured steppe,

a denuded and sun-bleached plain.

 

 

GJK

16JUN06

hover

Posted in poems 2006 with tags , , , , , on July 26, 2010 by GJK

 

60mph northbound into town

both palms damp on the wheel

a fast pearl jam song churns

spills thick and loud

from four speakers

bounces from pane to pane

captured within glass

sound crashes in my thirsty ears

pierces deep into my guts

incense smoke drifts up

from the dashboard

(a thin stick wedged

in the panel below the a.c.

drops ash to the carpet)

and my foot presses down

with urgency matching the song

surging now to 70mph

then i hover motionless

above the highway

the car caught in freeze-frame

as everything else slides by.

the road beneath moves as water

and the fields float as clouds

past my eyes that stare blankly ahead

disbelieving and entranced.

the world falls away

and i am rising

out of my self

lifted without form into the sky

expanding high above the earth

and flowing with impossible speed

i burn toward the sun.

 

 

GJK

9JUN06