BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,

P is for POETRY (uh, and I guess Psychosis, too ...) - #2/8

Sooooo .... what else is happening? Hmm ... well, Daughter #1 got staright A's on her first-ever report card! The teachers couldn't even think of anything to suggest when I asked if there was anything she needed to work on ... not bad ... perfection in 1st grade! Heh ... just like her daddy, getting that 4.0 in programming.

                    WITHOUT GAPS OR FADES

                    what flows open
                    yet empties out
                    through illusion
                    and into disgrace?
                    what enables
                    nothing of the good
                    yet places evil
                    at every hand?
                    nothing builds within this,
                    nothing swells, over-rides,
                    bringing void to all systems
                    all states and zones;
                    we lose track here,
                    the temporal mode
                    no longer speaks,
                    so convoluted now
                    reality is expressed
                    in the black finish
                    of the passing cars;
                    what we know is warped
                    by every curve and angle,
                    twisted from our frame
                    into some maddened form
                    which eclipses the eye's
                    not without effort,
                    nor without pain,
                    we fold these lines
                    as to make out
                    something substantial
                    without gaps or fades,
                    yet still the dawn
                    erupts with flame
                    in that cycle
                    taken ever down
                    the cloaked histories
                    of failed intent
                    never making
                    the outer mark
                    only these scars
                    so deep within

                             - Brendan Tripp

                    Copyright © 2002 by Brendan Tripp

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