BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,

A DOZEN NEW POEMS! - #4 of 12

Anyway ... while I am still "on target" to get 200 poems done this year (and remember, I used to write 250 poems per year, year in, year out, and then "walked away" for a while, so getting back up to volume is somewhat of an important thing to me) I'm only barely on target ... so all this "when am I going to be able to write?" stuff is somewhat of a bigger concern than one might, from the outside, consider it to be.

                    DISPARATE, CONTRARY

                    into that darkness
                    by forces torn
                    tossed violent
                    made unable
                    we sweat fear
                    and breathe dread

                    lower currents
                    have come to rule,
                    they weave madly,
                    an avalanche of worms,
                    wriggling, incising,
                    twisting vision,
                    warping recall
                    into all the forms of hate

                    too many gravities
                    are in this space,
                    they tear at us,
                    urging into falls;
                    we can not steer
                    a safe path through,
                    we can not distance
                    from the madness

                    we face a night now
                    so rife with peril;
                    we have no plan
                    to back us up,
                    only vectors scrawled
                    in dolorous hours,
                    and places of need
                    for us to achieve

                    if we fail
                    and horror comes
                    who would wonder
                    at that failure?
                    but if we succeed
                    will any care,
                    would it matter
                    even to ourselves

                             - Brendan Tripp

                    Copyright © 2002 by Brendan Tripp

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