Funny Clothes & Explanations

 

The trees see me make patterns in the snow

 

My memory tracks me down

 

The Moon hears my thoughts;

they shine like Neanderthal camp fires

along the coast lines

 

The start of day is prepared

 

The end of day tucks me in

 

These four walls hold me gently;

the floor greets my feet with trustworthy resistance;

the ceiling leaves some extra space above for haughtiness

 

The entire human race examples me amply

 

The atmosphere grows vocal cords and eardrums

 

Gravity grows muscles

 

Death grows time and ingenuity

 

Evolution is a mad dash;

all these languages from a single mutation

 

The tectonic plates have other plans for patterns

 

My illnesses clean and fondle my health,

'til it shines and glows

 

Yesterday is up for grabs;

tomorrow is a set-up

 

The radios talk in the silence

 

The directions point everywhere

 

The wind sleeps in a lull

 

There's a scarcity reaching for us all

 

The windows all lack thoughts,

but lean against the wind

 

My life trickles like moisture

through the moss on an ice age rock

 

Life's trick is its softness

and lack of eternity,

body by body

 

The images rush downwind

 

The birches up north in Scandinavia

stand like Roman legions

 

The snow softens these rocky slopes,

all but imperceptible shades speaking

for all that's hidden

 

The ski tracks fan out

at will of the directions

 

By itself, one occurrence topples the world

 

Equilibrium craves the other;

lop-sidedness flakes down the abyss

 

A lone skier across the Antarctica

makes friends with the Sun

 

It's the 11th of March,

and my penis has a slight abrasion

from intense skiing

 

The clothes are proof of our nakedness,

but we are all dressed

in the outer reaches of our imagination

 

It's hard to ride the Beast of Nothingness,

even in upper-case letters

 

The day remains in bed upstairs

with Monsieur Proust

'til well into the afternoon,

which trots 'round and 'round

out in the yard

 

Beware of people with funny clothes

and explanations!

 





Poetry by Ingvar Loco Nordin The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2023-03-11 at 11:27

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JohnJohn
So much going on here. I read it twice, well, I had too.
2023-03-12