Monday, March 03, 2008

a couple new poems...

close enough

one more cup
for spare change and
one more dirty sign

and
they're tearing down
a factory
to build factory lofts

and more time
waiting on the bus
as a friday afternoon wind
blows

while they're
clearing out space
for new development.

home
is miles away.

but there is a handbill
on a crumbling wall
with the word

hope

beaming out
from beneath
the face
of
one
of
them.


cunningham
08


eclipse

a cold night
and the moon
is eclipsed.

saturn glows
yellow white
in the burnt orange light.

we spin
and
attempt influence.

we mark the passage of time.

we navigate
as best we can.

we are pushed and
shaped and bent

and bound
to the earth.

we call
ourselves

lucky.

everything,
finally,
finding
a comfortable darkness.


cunningham
08

5 Comments:

Blogger j.b said...

good stuff. love the first one.

saturn appears yellowish, by the way. not a big deal, but you know.

5:57 PM  
Blogger christopher cunningham said...

no it doesn't.

and I'm gonna make it a big deal, guy.;)

look folks: cunningham is gonna edit a poem LIVE on his blog.

"blue white" is now "yellow white" to better reflect the science nerd's POV. (though upon consultation with photographic evidence taken on the night in question, I can in fact confirm His Royal Nerdlinessess correction)

thanks much for the kind words.

tried to work on my long form imagist symphony thing but poems came out.

damn my muse to hell anyway. she won't let me be...

7:08 PM  
Blogger Father Luke said...

"damn my muse to hell anyway. she won't let me be..."

heh.

- -
Okay,
Father Luke

9:59 AM  
Blogger j.b said...

well damn...it actually sounds better as yellow white since yellow is a part of orange, y'know?

glad i could help. it's tough walking around with all this bullshit knowledge in my head with no place to put it...good ol' Hosho is gonna get an earful about the wonders of New Mexican geology in a month and a half. poor guy.

:)

4:35 PM  
Blogger christopher cunningham said...

thanks for the assist, my man. good on the trip to NM, I'm sure you kids will have quite a time.

now we just need to start planning the GPP Convention; we will spend the entire time drinking and playing cards, and NOT talking about poetry.

padre: sent those books off, so look for em soon.

12:38 PM  

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