Empty Fear

1

Adhere to words’ haste
a parasite darkening
the host

Adhere lost sentence naming image—
how narrowing, the name

Adhere!
Ancient treasure lies
Adhere wasted words

2

No mind clear, cloudless
time in the universe

(Time in the wilderness)

Have my wanted lives
in the free world built
life with my neighbors?

(Are my wounded eyes
in the trees built
by hiding my neighbors?)

Seek a lioness and food
lighting the bare

(Tame the heart and bear)

Maybe in my wandering
a shrine
signifies life
whiling awake at home

3

Tonight
is well a terrible future

Twenty-eight
the iron rent sure
a weighty darkness

Am I ill?
Impotent psychically?
become spiritual in my mad month?

When I realize my head
severs my body
I lie
then sleep on the couch
Feel—I’m dead

All spiritual truths never escape
being
within

Continue things     
Please me more now
I hope
I am tired

4

Over the ledge of death
occupies dreams more and more
privilege’s jewel draws bleak
(all these years)

I see now the mystery in sex     
Years of pilgrimage
splayed out naked

Over the ledge of death
occupies dreams more and more
privilege’s jewel draws bleak
(consuming terror)

I see the new nostalgia flavor
A haze of passion
and trouble with action

Over the ledge of death
occupies dreams more and more
privilege’s jewel draws bleak
(joy of consuming)

I see strife without consummation
(exaggerated terror—
terror of joy?)

Over the ledge of death
occupies dreams more and more
privilege’s jewel draws bleak
(exaggerated terror)

5

This is
The one mother

Where is
the absolute word?

There is no word

Circles compete
when the dying fall

6

Psalms walk the vision haunted mind
no season never changes
My flesh is my mind is the locus of such focused likening
Surely some accounting for majestic flaws of mind
My brain opens Hallelujah
a document lost as the dove descends
Psalms walk the vision haunted mind
no season never changes
My flesh is my mind is the locus of such focused likening
Surely some accounting for majestic flaws of mind
My brain opens Hallelujah
a document lost as the dove descends

Published by pedalpoet

Poet, writer, and songwriter living in Seattle, WA

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