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Month: September, 2012

POLENTA

The Hawk Kitchen 4:22pm

I have ready to bake

a pan-load of Polenta

made with twelve de-boned chicken thighs

sprinkled with olive oil & Parmesan cheese

Hunter took a picture of It

out of guilt:

He’s refusing to allow

any spontaneous dinner guests

even though I have asparagus

pan rolls (today’s date)

unopened wine

I wouldn’t hesitate

to ask My Spontaneous Dinner Guests

to bring Dessert

THE HAWK DINING ROOM 5:30pm

Two Fall Leaves

make like Butterflies

across My Neighbour’s Lawn

Where Did They Come From?

He’s got the only deciduous tree

around Here

& It hasn’t turned

Yet

THE HAWK PORTICO 5:55pm

Out Beyond My Neighbour’s Flagpole

I See An Individual Wave Cresting

I See It Before I Hear It

& Then In The Calm

It Rolls My Way

MEASUREMENT

Gold is like The Sun

Silver like The Moon

How They’ll Rise Together

We shall see so soon

BOTTLE BLUE BUG

The Hawk Deck 1:45pm

Bottle Blue Bug

have You come

to visit Me?

Bottle Blue Bug

Where are You going?

What do You see?

Bottle Blue Bug

what makes You so bold?

Bottle Blue Bug

what TRUTH do You hold?

 

TRANS PONDER 22

The Hawk Deck 9:00am

I See A Spider Web

Side On

It Is Galactic

The Spider In The Centre

Is Female

n’est ce pas?

LESSON FROM THE TOMATO-COLOURED COUCH

The fashionable mantra “Live For Today”

is faulty at best:

It’s Your Past and Your Future

which build Your “Today”

Your Past is where You Come From

It is all you have To Show For Your Life

Your Future is what You Envision

and therefore can make happen

or not make happen

Your Decisions and Your Actions are made

or not made

based on Your Past and Your Future:

“Today” is just lead time

 

 

PLAY HOUSE

The Hawk Deck 11:10am

I am married to A Very Handsome Doctor

even if He does have some age on Him

It adds to His Allure of Talk

on Occam’s Razor

I live in A Beautiful House By The Sea

& have all the breakfast supplies I need

a basement warehouse of foodstuffs & toilet paper

I have My Mother’s Play House on an island

& My Beautiful Daughter with Her Hot Shot Boyfriend

— He can finance A Mansion at the age of nineteen —

They’re already looking at House Plans

INNATE INTELLIGENCE

The Hawk Deck 2:15pm

I have been oppressed

by My Free-wheeling Notion of God

I have overlooked

My Innate Intelligence

as It compares to “The Divine”

Yes I saw a Shower Of Lights

proving the existence of “God”

to Me

but I have been haunted still

by questions raised

from This Supreme Experience

EMPHATIC STATEMENT

The Hawk Deck 2:22pm

What will happen with anything?

What will happen with

My One Surviving Manuscript

in My Father’s Widow’s House

in Vermont —

if It’s even There?

There’s a 6′ x 8′ painting There too

folded up, maybe in a file drawer

& I want It back

How will These Items

ever be returned?

They may have no monetary value

now

but I believe

The Manuscript at least

plays a part

in the unfolding

of Our Future