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Gord

2022-11-29 10:02 am
Phalanx, already made plans with Ahab.
Enemies, whales , their emails: 'save as'.
Eventually their money exchanges hands,
A ribcage cracks, a heart swells so thick.

Revenge, already made plans, rain dance,
Polearms for the bad man, stained glass.
Both man and animal inevitably acquiesce,
The old barn will fall upon the sand.

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Gord

2022-11-25 08:44 pm
As the fists hits the pavement, he changes
'Ignorance' he cries as he flails.
He denies what he feels and streams cable,
Internet and escapes what is real.
He is afraid of it, greatness, fame,
So he spends a lifetime playing.

C minors and B major, sustain,
Weeks later he liberates them,
Showing what a monster can be.

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Gord

2022-11-24 12:02 am
She cried too late, she surmises,
Where the water hits the sky she relates,
Relating further as the distance gains,
Relationships were never her game.

Decisions in haste are still decisions made,
Whether the bars bend makes no difference,
You still lived in a cage.

She is indivisible from a man, 
She decides in a rage,
This divides her, divided in half, her life changes.
Her children are the product of mistakes.

She cried too late, she surmises.
Famine, she decides. 
Pestilence, plague, flames,
Venom from the viper's fang,
Which she places upon the lambs that wail.

Take me away, she whispers to nobody there.
Take me away, she formally dresses, playing,
Addressing her former self, she was taken away,
Far from the pain that she feels everyday

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Gord

2022-11-09 03:21 am
Water that vanishes with time,
Pull my teeth and tongue with pliers,
Wrap them in the pages of the bible,
Leave the rest for God to divine.

Cries from a driver: silence.
It's final, an eyelid covers the iris,
Water never vanishes with time,
Darkness, it replaces the fire.

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Gord

2022-11-09 03:21 am
Head full of ideas, webs, spiders.
When you see the light fled from,
Like paycheques full of diamonds,
Like lions, saying their cash is final,
Is being right worth all the fighting?

Met the right girl, at the wrong time,
Never mind huh? Move on in life?
Plagues for the day,
Pestilence for the nights.

You are the lion, You are the tiger,
You are the decider, designer,
Provider of delightful things,
Fragrance of oil and spices, 
Sweeter than any type of trees.

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Gord

2022-11-09 03:20 am
An explosion, two million boats,
Less than a third vote. 
'oh, the problem, is they lack common goals"
The rest boast, but it was about the same before.
The belly distends, the body groans,
Inside you would hope the innards grow,
But they don't.
Their parents croak, clear the bones,
Inside you would hope for inner growth,
But instead they find more civil wars,
Complain of the guy next door,
To the grocery store, government and local media,
Instead of getting to know.

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Gord

2022-10-26 02:34 am
Alone, he works, 
A loan, he works,
Alone he works his loan off,
Alone of course.
And alone in the dark he hopes,
For a road that leads north.
A lot like a microphone,
like a diving horse of war,
Spoken to, of, admired so,
By eye, tongue or sword

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lynn

2022-10-13 01:36 pm
It was cold & the sky was too red as the sunset came too early - my brain was spinning with those letters & numbers & they were falling out of my ears. I looked at the asphalt and I saw my past and future yawning out - both in the same direction on the one-way road but my ears were too cold to listen, to learn. It was too austere in the building & too frigid outside & too glacial in the car picking its way home through the ice and old snow. It was too much too few & not enough of anything at all. & it swarmed. Threes with wings and velocities out with compound eyes buzz & sting & leave me paralyzed, there on the curb.

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Gord

2022-09-22 01:01 pm
What is perfect and complete?
Delicacies, meat, cheese, 
The foodie speaks conquest and fantasy,
But a cancer progresses, spreads rapidly.
Tragedies of vanity, then agony,
Then bankruptcy, former life a dream.
Fantasies now of revenge, or mercy,
Meaning, offers of a promise of peace,
I can eat simple meals and still be.
Human being, like a clever machine.

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Gord

2022-08-22 06:51 am
I can't fly, I buy a plane, afraid,
Is it I, or the world that changed?
Doing, but why? Moon in the sky,
The music has died away:
Civilized, civil eyes describe,
My cymbals, rides and chains.
Time changes, I stay behind, afraid,
I can't fly, I can't buy a plane,
Or move to a space in my mind,
Tiny place, stimuli, to hide my pain.
Like shrines to a saint, myself,
I can overprice, play faces like chess,
Trite, then replace with tech.
In my camp by the lake,
Water arrests the trees.
Wolf, that tames itself,
Realizes little of anyone else,
Sees no bigger dreams,
Eats the best, but what for me?

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lynn

2022-08-19 12:46 am
ceaseless, i wait here in my hall of stone.
my continuous, meditative, monotonous vigil only broken by the sound of a camera shutter or the scratch of charcoal over rough paper.
my silence never ends, since my marble knees do not know the hour when they will straighten and carry me away, nor my spine knows when to crack and unfurl my body tall, higher than the skylight under which i am displayed, nor my dainty dress knows when to settle itself more comfortably over my shoulders.
so here i remain, forever more statue than woman.

one evening, out of the blue twilight the night guard saunters in, bold and butch and self-assured
(her footfalls give her away)
without warning, she leans in close, shining her beam in my placid face, and i cannot blink away the yellow light
(and never would, just to glimpse once more upon her lovely face)
hastily she whispers in my ear, instantly transforming my marble to rose quartz
and slowly then, she kisses me, soft and earnest and fleeting
and suddenly i am more woman than statue.

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lynn

2022-08-17 02:15 am
here i lie (not yet asleep)
in my childhood bedroom (my soul to keep)
under my childhood quilt (made by my grandmother)
holding my childhood cat (could there by any other?)
and listening
to the cicadas cry over (mourn)
the loss of my sister (come morn)
when she moves away (just to our college town)
into her tiny, adulthood dorm (someday to wear a cap and gown)
with her adulthood newfound friends(i thought it was just the four of us)
and her adulthood future portends (why couldn't it have always been the four of us?)
and listening
to her professors drone on (just like the cicada)
as she compiles reports, and essays, in jargon (raw data)
and-
and-
and i wonder, will she miss me too?

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Gord

2022-08-15 11:07 pm
Inside its silent eyes lies science,
'Mine', like a child it cries, looks outside.
Giant's eyes wide, where is his gigantic pile?
His highest pride defiled by tyrants,
Find me a guy who wouldn't sigh.
Final smiles, like wind can fly by,
like time it flies by, like kites.
Like a demon the giant tries,
Though like giant piles of hay,
May blow away in the wind,
Giants below may just might,
Or unjust, but ultimately he decides.

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Gord

2022-08-03 10:55 pm
Flag,
Grab a torch, same hand,
Have fun with your vote:
Another hand a sword,
It opens a can of corn.

Fake hammer throw,
Judges, like rabbits,
Run back to their holes.
Rather than face the day,
The code and its ghosts.
Instead,
They make jokes, they make shows,
They make notes, that, of course,
Exclude their track record of control.

That dirt road, saddled by war,
Addled by the hammers thrown,
Fools who took no land unknown,
Who speak a language encoded,
Take advantage of the locals.

What is wealth, cash of course?
But it's also a canvass of bone,
Grass in the mouth of a mud horse.

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Gord

2022-08-02 07:17 am
Woof, they say,
Speech inhumane,
They study what they hate,
Play games with racists.
Beasts, in with the snails:
Dharma talks,
From a far off mosque.
Set those dogs apart,
Even if the numbers great.
They don't want to talk,
Just bark, bark, bark.
The dogs that they are.

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Gord

2022-07-24 03:44 am
Whiskey, tequila, rum,
Pizza, popcorn, cheeses,
brown sugar, butter.
Lemon, three cuts,
Twist, bend it upward,
Lemoncello, whiskey,
Seltzer, on the rocks.

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Gord

2022-07-19 10:35 pm
Meaningless draught, meandering feeling,
Bar talk, believe not the sweet whispering,
Thinking things talked in the deep darkness,
They aught, talk turns to action,
They are what they are.

Sinking stone, mephitic toad of the ocean floor,
What does the heart wish for? Winning wars?
Logistic growth? Cathartic revolt? Ownership?
Satan, do you hear your kindred souls?

Card or cash, is all they know.
They see fawns freeze in the snow,
and move on, it's things seen from a car.
It's part of a laundry list of misgivings,
They want what they want,
They are what they are.

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