From Not So Fast


Not So Fast

But there is a chasm
filled with scripts
or screenplays.
Somewhere there’s a rusty
RCA Victor mike
And a Yamaha amp
with peculiar buzz
of mosquito secrets
And no one has been able
to fill the ad.
Openings and closings delayed
with the same repartee of one of these
shows.
* * *
Can’t both stare in the mirror
in the same moment.
Two wholly wholes
halfway blended
Connected – a point just beyond
the brain.
Craniums fused into one –
crammed
with lyrics
of cowboy songs.
A multi-appended chimera
facing two ways
into compromise
And when one goes
I’ll have to carry
that load
too.
String arrangements.

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Some Other Honor


pedestal for moment

given

pulpit

ear constructed

in patient eagerness

deserving risen monument

built in/to

alabaster/porcelain

form

lips, bit

/open   –   intent

on question

but awaiting what is

soon-to-come

 

is worth whatever sculpture

the mind’s architects, scholars

can engineer in a name.

 

no tiaras   –   petty crowns to send

professionals further above

but

most certainly –

some other

honor