Friday, October 2, 2009

Gogyohka 10.02.09

You can kill
the wolf
but you can't kill
fear of the wolf
inside you

if you live
you're killing something
so if you kill the Earth
where do you live?
and how?

I just want
to avoid
becoming a caricature
of my parents
There are worse things, kid

sleepless sinuses
garden hoses
kinked up
shoved inside
faucet taut

The tide came
It came late
But it came
always does
Gangbuster storm rain

Wild Poem

I'm
alone
but
I'm not
lonely

Block out the sun
standing over a clover
if you want to feel complete
I'll take the redwood's shade
and unmade becoming

3 comments:

Green said...

Hi Tim,

I think 1st gogyohka is persuasive.But I've never seen the real wolf,so I don't understand real fear.But I can imagine.

Lorri Lambert-Smith said...

In case you're still gathering people's favorites, here's another:

Block out the sun
standing over a clover
if you want to feel complete
I'll take the redwood's shade
and unmade becoming

"unmade becoming"
It just doesn't get any better than that.

Ooh, ooh--and what's the one that ends with rain and remembering?

I'll have to search your older posts. That was mystical the way this one is. And another favorite.

amarilla said...

No wonder I've got Gogyohka confused with Gyoza, you write such succulent dumplings. My current favorite, this very juice one:

The tide came
It came late
But it came
always does
Gangbuster storm rain