Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I have decided to expose my deferment

i. it makes sense when you consider the pleasures of transgression

then they brought the heavy oxidized cannons, erect and
rising through a green mist of mud that oozed downhill-

it was, after all, necessary,
and they did have scriptures and all that shit,

and they brought it
and they brought it
and they brought it,

hallelujah.

they brought it to an previously obvious place
that I never, idiotically, expected, duh?
and, to emphasize my stupidity (in case you missed the point):

I cannot say that I was surprised or even cognizant
of the absurd and ribald bloody scene that drew,

in the modern sense of the gerund cutting,

an audience of ten.

ii. I need to buy new glasses

man, I am just trying to see.

iii. in the interim, someone asked me about the afterlife

just to be clear,
man, I am just trying to see.

5 comments:

Francis Scudellari said...

Amen. I can't tell you how perfectly this sums up the feelings I'm having right now.

Jenny said...

Gerry,

I like the tone in this one a lot, the vigorous expressiveness. These lines are stunning:

“then they brought the heavy oxidized cannons, erect and/rising through a green mist of mud that oozed downhill-/it was, after all, necessary/and they did have scriptures and all that shit”

So rewarding visiting this site.

Ande said...

Your poem explodes, I love the feeling of defiance it produces.

PO Johnson said...

I love the energy boiling.

"in the interim, someone asked me about the afterlife

just to be clear,
man, I am just trying to see"

I know that feeling alright!

Akeith Walters said...

Well written again, Mr. Boyd.