Saturday, January 31, 2015

earth note 313

even a room full of light
a glisten on the water
makes no promises

every assumption
might rest
on self-fulfilling prophecy

what gets forgotten
are the few moments
like this

--- e b bortz

Sunday, January 25, 2015

i'll go out on a limb today

and say that
the cold southwest winds
blowing into
the florida keys
is unusual
yet crazy
from where they came
upsetting the gulf stream
waking up a few more
greek ex-pats to go
& vote for syriza
but of course
you don't need a weatherman

--- e b bortz

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

unfairness of a utility pole dissecting the bay & cumulus horizon

it's a small view
in fact
but nonetheless
a subtle branding
not to be ignored

the clouds have
moving into
a bison stance
pooling their
great historical
of fur
& nonconformity

water chops
like an arbiter
without an opinion

--- e b bortz

Sunday, January 18, 2015


isn't all that it's
cracked up to be

you can't meet it

you're either in
or not

be ready
for disappointment

look around
for other signs of life

who's hiding

the wind
is the guide

watch for
first shadows

coral dust isn't soft
it comes from crematoria

the moon glows
but only when you're not looking

--- e b bortz

Monday, January 12, 2015

earth note 312

are heavy today
in the denseness
of the air
suffocating in fact
like a transformation
still not defined
gone awry
every cloud
grinding to a halt

--- e b bortz

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

disrupting the loop

every gun
should melt back
into the blue steel
it came in

from the wood
of the nightstick
     baseball bats
     for the neighborhood kids
     who will thank you

the sky
is bitter
a rage above
the storm
like a temporary boundary

unlike the milky way

--- e b bortz