Friday, October 18, 2013

18 October 2013

sunset @ Gilda's, Santa Cruz

Time Passes in Gutters

               not everyone can have the benefit of being insane
               but anyone can make life easier for themselves
               by turning down the beam of reason
                                                                     — Montaigne

The riding mower
back of the house forgets me.
News from the window
is not birds, not wild animals
but delivery trucks & neighbors,
surfer sliding a van door.
What color is gunmetal?
Sea stainless across the bay.
Cat invisible under brush.
Only deciduous trees are real,
the rest stage set, easy listening.
Leaves of chestnut pollards
turn yellow when I’m not
outside. Reader, I advise you
to study solids & fluids,
not to draw a house.