Wait and Let the Words Arise

Register your typewriters, carriage return, no character

Engines running, I, split in two, diverge down forked paths

Pistosn pound my corneal lens, heart beats, the exhiliration of risk

Type the transgressive words, mouth tight, drawn, high

Breath of intoxicating vapor, draw the lines out like glass threads

Beading crystals hiving off like sweat, scattering on the desk

The desk, the landscape of my life, forming beady landmarks, roadmaps of shards

fast, the suffering, tearing with the effort, pushing the mind into the page

Threads of agony, like bliss, like molten glass, like jagged edges

I move the pen across the page, resistance melts away, bird-like, flick out the words

Derivatives, the slant and slope of mind, waves and floats, glides

Derivatives, refinements, like butane derives from oil or gas, purified, crystallized, and concentrated

Rocks, blackened, cinders of wizened old cedar stumps, charcoal like artist’s vine

Vines, like veins, wrapping the arms of the new tower

Projections of steel without purpose, except of which to be said, “She’s a looker”

Rikers Island bars cannot hold the written, spoken word

Of which let it be said, there can be too much, but also too little

Let not the quest for zen sting us into silence, but rejoice, behold, The Word!

Most magnificent of all creations, surpassing smartphones and surgery

The sustaining word on which our world depends, by which we share our visions, by which our minds are intimately linked

Divergence, convergence, metastasis, stillness; our mediating medium would like, has spoke

As our minds be one this night, let none sunder our hearts

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