BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,

Six Poems ... #6

There you go ... six poems. It might have been seven if I'd been able to stay up last night and type up what I wrote yesterday, but you'll just have to wait for that (I know, it's so hard to sit in breathless anticipation of these goodies). La, la, la ... like anybody reads any of this crap anyway ...

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                    KILLING, TWISTED ZONE

                    aspects of inversion
                    none of these might know;
                    who keeps the tabs
                    on subtle states,
                    noting alignments,
                    tracking the tides?
                    only in here,
                    the world beneath

                    we run from chain
                    and rope and bands,
                    then find ourselves
                    thrown into void
                    without containment,
                    without control;
                    stuck in fens unsuspected,
                    morasses unforeseen

                    far below zero
                    we try to stand
                    but can't navigate
                    the negative grids;
                    how to chart a path to light
                    when all vectors seed
                    strange calculuses,
                    function on function, root on sine?

                    how strangely time
                    betrays us too,
                    spinning out extension
                    where none was had
                    and collapsing into nothing
                    when most it's needed,
                    as frame for frantic action
                    never done complete

                    we reach to pasts
                    and try to grasp the hours
                    too fleeting passing
                    to mark these lines
                    where they'd be known
                    and slake the thirsts
                    of numbered days
                    begging for detail

                             - Brendan Tripp

                    Copyright © 2002 by Brendan Tripp

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