Friday, January 19, 2007
Are We Still Married?*
Like Eyes that looked on Wastes ~
Incredulous of Ought
But Blank ~ and steady Wilderness ~
Diversified by Night ~
Just Infinities of Nought ~
As far as it could see ~
So looked the face I looked upon ~
So looked itself ~ on Me ~
Signs scar everything—presentiments of sight.
We drove on reproachful roads
and prepared everything
but who we are.
The stars are closer now than ever before
but I don’t
want their correspondence.
How can we remember what we recollect first?
The bomb’s always set. And eyes not always ours. And ears eclipse somewhere else.
Bearing messages to our future dead.
Tongue it has been a crescent. Now it longs for obfuscation. To cleave what was said and what is left. To make telling its gleek.
To believe what world is and what is should have been. To pin this sudden clearing in the mind might uncure sin.
In recordings of my dreams I’ve pressed that lack. Blinking to traverse when.
Why in love have we stalked?
We can’t see the animal’s trapped.
The cage door flickers and swings open—and opens
Singing, *Are we still married? Are we still?...*
Who foresees a wound when it is here?
This blue screen we seldom recognized
And slides of places we never were,
Our terrific coverage—a ruse.
Why is the flower an unequal thing?
Difference contacts difference.
Everywhere I look I see ruins.
Somehow we shouldn’t be...
but we must be for
To commit semblance.
To augur remiss tains.
Sweeping our names into this grave
Residues of drum precedents
speed and slow in these lines.
*A little time in the pure state.*
A little spot in the eye.
Where *don’t* became *battle*
silos push the air around.
Distant lands suddenly sing
being made of the same thing.
Recall what it means to be unique.
Contraction from critique.
Kill a hole preciously! Correct a capital!
Ransom our will.
Nothing could love Life more.
Why shouldn’t one hate the catalyst
forcing us to reflect
as such on essential stains.
I would prefer to forget
except when you continue your killing spree.
I would prefer to forgive
except only eternity is really just.
While the candlelight is particular
I’ve survived to destroy.
Is there a light that is still not for yes?
Skip town mammal. Don’t confront
the seen eventual.
I know when
it isn’t my turn to breathe.
When we donated dust
hushed by frame.
Could there have been *great discoveries* any other way
then to be reported
or skinned by flame?
Your love smothers to soar.
If *image of love*
were only image of love and not more.
We might do each other
the courtesy to discern
powder from the keg. Spirit
from its folios.
Your eyes swear
*No more logos!*
No revolution no ratiocination
Lingering in wings.
Flinging this sight.
The hunter has never
wholly seen the deer.
The Open claws a minute
when we’re not here.
I have lived
I have died
or ears to save—
blimps of this rave.
This instance swears
I’m *darkest space*
becoming darker sky.
Never having known me
these letters turn holy.
Holy to be and holy to see!
I propose blindness a historical event
--the world not an entire friendship.
I presuppose possession a
privilege of the personality
who seldom knew flourish, who couldn’t tell
fire from flour.
I provide a grave and everything it conceives
confiding qualities subtended from loss.
You would seem a savage except you’re so pretty.
I’d be a mantle
if not for these tears.