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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So much going on here. I read it twice, well, I had too.