Category: poetry

Places have names have meanings

By , January 6, 2013 10:46 pm

Fuck the Willis Tower
Fuck US Cellular Field
Fuck Ryan Field and Macy’s and Westfield Shoppingtown
Places have names have meanings
To simply change that –
to impose your understanding of a place over mine
– rewrites memory and experience and story

Of course, that’s what we do
(We’re good at it, no doubt)
The Battle of Belmont, 1861 Missouri
Now run from Boystown out to O’Hare
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Moving through Time

By , November 26, 2012 1:00 pm

Finally went to the Green Mill last night and saw the fabulous Erica perform in the Poetry Slam. It got me thinking about poetry and I figured I’d try my hand at something that – for me – is a little different. I may be stretching the poem’s idea (and structure) a little too far, but it was fun to write.

I can travel through time
Forward at the rate of one second per second
A stately progression of moments
One after the other

Except when
Time lurches to the side
And a pain is drawn out

Except when
Time staggers with confusion
And joy is compressed

Except when
Time pauses without reason
And boredom reigns king

Except when
Time vibrates with elasticity
And sensation encompasses all
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