Archive for April, 2010

Lunch Poem

April 8, 2010

When I stand in your flock, I feel content but will I ever know why?

Maybe it’s because we’re what’s left of the Senior Class after the DMV took the majority

Maybe it’s because I fear I will no longer have anyone to share my lunch with

Maybe it’s because my chances of flying away are as dismal as Amputeagull’s

Maybe I feel closer to home when I can no longer keep my identity

I fling non sequiturs and aim my obscure reference slingshot, do they know me here?

Whatever the case, I’ve bounced off many times but I am always the man on campus.

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Namesake (For My Grandfather)

April 8, 2010

All of my images of you are taken from one photo

With your balding round head and your thick beige frames
I took you for granted my initial decade
Now I wonder if I have inherited you

And if you are more than a namesake
You’ve been away longer than you were here
But during your time here you made an impact
I’m pondering what of that’s mine and what is just yours
As I glue in the details of my namesake’s forty years.

The Tree of Life

April 8, 2010

The essence of time locked in a tree
Inside a green apple it becomes plucked
Tree sap, fungus, moss, life and death
Hollowmindedness present only here
Eternal youth from a fountain tree
Bitten violet plum by naked eye man
Lord’s exclusive produce stand
Immortality laws always seem strict.