Monday, May 02, 2005

earth note 45

something about autumn
that makes me feel so damn
maybe its just the singularity of each tree
becoming leafless
or the japanese water coloring that whispers
seeming to know where those
painted cotton clouds are going
and what they mean
i haven't decided
i'm still looking in airports and museums
at every face
for that unintentional gentle love rage
free of judgements
still connected to cave wall brush strokes
of basquiat
a gospel left unspoken
capturing my hollowness and booting it
i look at clouds and wonder if you
have found the answers

--- e b bortz

(published in The Exchange, #7, 1998)

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