BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,

Oh boy ... lucky you ... three poems!

Yep ... got some "daily writing" done while up in Minneapolis. All sorts of stuff to report from that trip, but I've been too backed up (and/or too tired) to get to that yet. Anyhoo ... here's the first poem ...

                    IN BEING WHERE TO BE

                    in broken day
                    we fracture line
                    shatter intent
                    into failure's darkness
                    almost off-handed
                    one more demand
                    not finding attainment
                    but creating conflict

                    other flaws
                    align as set
                    we achieve flight
                    midway into journeys
                    and claim sleep
                    when shifted down
                    through these hours
                    and their exertions

                    faulty data
                    enters here
                    requires extension
                    through alien frames
                    insists on forms
                    foreign to us
                    and yet historic
                    in these ways

                    within inertial states
                    we touch again
                    words which grasp
                    and orient the mind
                    every time
                    we have ventured into this
                    inspiration gels
                    demanding fresh intents

                    how can we take
                    all these disparate parts
                    and form of them a whole
                    which achieves the dream
                    and follows these designs?
                    how can we rein
                    the deepest of desires
                    to fully change the day?

                             - Brendan Tripp

                    Copyright © 2001 by Brendan Tripp

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