Cross Section

-cross section of a saturday afternoon-

the radio sings to me, hears the end of the world
between the stabs of needles and powder,
I have set sail on a river paved south
            riding down a little notebook life
                        of ambiguity and fog.

flying down interstate five, I leave my life
to the ice pick tongues of dead men,
packs and bags, deadweights and deadwants,
crumbling into a sea of diamonds

and blinking out like last year’s christmas bulbs

remember:

write me a letter sometime
when I’m in that cubicle of infinity,
that desert life of dry tongues
and powdered words,

when I’ve become an afterthought
            a home lost in the hills
                        of ambiguity and fog.

the radio sings to me,

catch me, oh spiral arm of galaxy.

[Original Post Date: 04/09/2003]

16 thoughts on “Cross Section

  1. hi connie. that is a good question, i just got over a murakami phase and haven’t found any other writers to delve into. actually… i’ve been visiting that other site linked on your page, poems.com, and was impressed enough to purchase their book. anything on your list?

  2. hi connie. that is a good question, i just got over a murakami phase and haven’t found any other writers to delve into. actually… i’ve been visiting that other site linked on your page, poems.com, and was impressed enough to purchase their book. anything on your list?

  3. cool, i haven’t read anything of his. i’m currently reading “snow” by orhan pamuk. set in turkey. on the depressing side.

    poems dot com is a good satisfying daily fix — i’ve been off it, but hope to revisit when i’m ready. glad you’re enjoying. let us know if anything inspires you.

  4. cool, i haven’t read anything of his. i’m currently reading “snow” by orhan pamuk. set in turkey. on the depressing side.

    poems dot com is a good satisfying daily fix — i’ve been off it, but hope to revisit when i’m ready. glad you’re enjoying. let us know if anything inspires you.

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