you make a lot of postscripts
something wrong with that?
make a poem
how Americans are
lazy and self-satisfied
not lining up to
it's not fair for them to be writing
What can the river say
a "blue mist" river.
Before he dies,
no misery, says he
recall a river.
What he was has washed away -
soft down now where thicket grew -
His piss flows
clear jade green, a summer color
from warm clay pools round the groin
(where tall grass to wood stood), sways
now soft algal down in
late night sweats.
was copper country
where skin and metal
met water once
not smooth but tough
all quckened sex and bones and blood
his body now
bruises black into blue.
in his chest
he remembers lakes,
and his sister as true mother,
dark warm springs and ice,
other seas of excitement and exploration
of drifting remnants and edges
of stones and water
before this rift between his body and desire
you see his body soft now with drugs and cancer
there's a hole in his temple, an empty pond
he washes every night
he can hear the water of him in it
in pond and bone
as he's flowing downriver
as all do
when is the end?
each day's accumulation of down and slip
of other special flowing, piss and blood and bile
in this dream
i call you in nepal
in my dream california
rise in tiers,
i call you
to stay my sanity
i had forgotten nepal
and your journey
through the monasteries.
and drop the phone
pick up to hear
a soft reassurance
to someone beside you.
i apologise and hang up.
two hours sleep
it all falls down
cool skies indigo
In Kalipha Street
look for landmarks
the color of water
among the hosta
ribcage as slender as a web thread
femur in fetal forever
your small long skull facing north
your children pushed you out
I remember your ears
your eyes slowly
that is, moving
first pear white
then plum pink
a traveling fugue
20, an invisible either, 28
8 evenly so, lost, undammed, sluiced
10 evenly so, found copper, algal pellet
piel y cosas
10 8 (Jogye Chogye) refuge
stretched, stretched out along the earthern face
10 8 even evidently brought sought here
in recent decades
tangled in suffering exhausted
piel y agua
700 to 1200 AD
mounds of earthairwater
we call you 10 times
and 10 times again
remain with us always
of what runs through runs within
The movement in this has been subjected to exhaustive tests and
is guaranteed original.
Valid only if purchased from author.
It is essential that the owner’s personal daily activities
assure the best timekeeping. After you have yourself a decade, take
necessary timing adjustments. Then observe yourself carefully for the
next decades and readjust your tempo of life. You thus
become an indispensable part of life, a
friend to treasure over the years.
Why you can be proud of you
We all like to feel proud of our personal possessions. You can be very proud of you. You quite naturally wish to know why.
Your Wit was made and is guaranteed by the world maker to be of the highest
character. Of course there are qualities which make (copyright 1957) you, you.
An accurate timekeeper depends primarily on quality, which is built into movement.
Examining movement, note a hundred and one superiorities of construction. Timekeeping is not due to a special feature here and another there but to the care and detail extended to each and every last detail of movement.
We might mention you
today - beautiful,
strong, and made fit by movement.
But of course what will most please and impress you is
Given proper care you will last you, to your
pride and satisfaction, for many, many years.
Why proper adjustment may be necessary.
When you actually become a part of your body - moving as you move. flying as it were, with every motion of your arm,
it becomes necessary to change the standard timing to conform to your habits. So, observe your performance. Take yourself in
for adjustment. Remember that your wishes run perfectly if you return several times for adjustment.
Do You Want Good Service? Then Take Care Of You.
Any delicate mechanism is true. If it were not true you could not keep time. Some blame
when only they themselves are at fault. You, of course, are not among such
careless and unworthy owners, and will welcome a few suggestions that will help you.
Do not drop you.
You can’t drop you without the chance of doing damage
Do get wet.
Submerge yourself often in water, perspire freely, but remember not to rust.
If broken, cracked, or even chipped, replace at once. These conditions should not be ignored.
Never open a tiny speck of dust.
Do not wear a drawer or bag with face powder.
Watch yourself, observe and acquire moments of introspection fully and regularly, preferably in the morning at the same hour.
These few basic rules are simple and universal.
Why you must be cleaned.
You know what would happen if you didn’t change the oil in your car at regular intervals.
Now being a small and delicate mechanism you are just as important
as that small body of time,
Avoid risk at least once a year.
Be Sure Of You.
If your needs need replacing use only genuine parts.
enjoy the you that, given proper service and reasonable care, will give you years of service!
Lights in the Distance
(to be read right to left or left to right, up or down, forward or back)
leaves black, white.
This morning near me matters.
We are forever an occupied building,
roofless, raining indoors.
From above, a skirt in rags falls
It could be mine.
But is it?
Where is the proof in this
that I exist?