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spacer.gif   David Rubin
Posted by : cj on Friday, December 03, 2004 - 09:20 AM
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little time
pondering paradox
as rounds smack nearby from
incoming beyond the barbed wire while
green flames wriggle warm ghostly shadows in night goggles
less time
caressing irony
when cold and hungry walking past white boxes of warm champpurados
scanning corners for suckers to pass on a quick fix and make slow chase
but
the race can be won by the loser
the best traffic cop need not know how to drive a car
and pushing buttons to destroy or create requires no understanding of
electrons
which means that
the race can be lost by the winner
the worst traffic cop could be the best driver
and when in touch with mysteries of the cosmos, one need not push
anything



ODE TO CHIHULY PERSIAN BOWL BROKEN BY NATURAL WRATH IN TIME OF WAR

the palms are all guilty and suspicious characters
they wave and relax us but, agitated by neighboring cycadias
misplanted and yet harboring their prehistoric jealousies,
the green giants revolt against Northern confinement
far from islands, ocean and sand, sand not fused into glass
sand not insulted by shiny orange stripes and cobalt blue guts
sand, not a brightly blown fungus baubling at palm roots
incensed how man bejewels his housed horticulture
refusing to be a kept whore who needs a heavy pimp hand
a heavy frond falls and cracks fragile arrogant lips
quick cry tinkles surprise heightening bipedal suspense
one more daylight duel, a leafy hand slaps a thin face
getting used to destruction by weary and broken limbs

 
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