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OK ... new poems ... 8 of 10

AH ... on to the NEW POEMS ... we take a big jump from mid-July to mid-August, but thematically hardly skip a beat. Yep, sucks to be me. As I've pointed out previously, foks should read these poems are exult in the realization that they don't have to LIVE in them like I do.




                    DESCENT TO UNPLUMBED DEPTHS


                    inverted logics,
                    twisted times;
                    we are adrift
                    with unsettled bearings,
                    unable to focus
                    let alone steer
                    a pathway through
                    the emptiness
                   
                    boundaries press,
                    all so unreal,
                    nothing remains
                    of dreams long-time held;
                    we are reduced to ashes
                    of who we once were,
                    fragmented crumbs
                    of who we would be
                   
                    all directions fail,
                    we falter and decline,
                    vectors go misty,
                    no longer a line,
                    with no way to judge
                    coordinate space;
                    no forms are sure
                    enmired in this space
                   
                    we gain nothing
                    within this loss
                    but fresher failure
                    and newer forms
                    of unexpected pain;
                    we fade and fall,
                    one with descent
                    to unplumbed depths
                   
                    how ironic
                    the way that weakness
                    grips on to us
                    and drags us down,
                    how unsettling
                    that all we know
                    gets stripped away
                    unmercifully


                             - Brendan Tripp
                                08/15/2002

                    Copyright © 2002 by Brendan Tripp




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