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Sunday, January 29, 2012

In the Garden

Was it rude of me
biting into your apple
that you claimed
before I plucked it
from the apple tree
or were we partners
in crime
you worm and me
taking tasty bites
of apple's flesh
as if neither
you nor I
knew the difference
between 
good 
and
evil?

Truth was Here

Truth was here
before anyone
appeared
then evolution
brought us near
enough to think
we see it all
so clear
but time for more
when further change
will shape the mind
to fit truth
exactly so.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Without Past nor Future

The changing universe
subatomic interactions 
without past or future
ever the present 
a comet has not an orbit
a planet not a revolution
a star neither a birth nor death
for without an intelligence
be it large or small 
to connects the dots
that creates past and future
we have no spinning objects 
or revolutions
or even
an ongoing
reality.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Is My Mind Mine

Is my mind mine
only to mine
ideas from thoughts
to imagine
and construct
what could be
from nothing
and there it dwells
inside the head
until the mouth
and fingers
and toes
make it so?

Friday, January 13, 2012

The World was Doubtless

The world was doubtless
until another
entered the picture
before
all that I knew
was true
the bite of the apple
raindrops on my head
eyes waking to
a rising sun
now were added
observations
thoughts and ideas
opinions
that were not my own
then
I discovered
doubt.

Friday, January 06, 2012

In Our Youth

In our youth 
we have the choice
to deny ourselves
a world of pleasure 
or to yield to 
that pleasureful world
and in choice
we are empowered 
to flip the switch
take or deny
yet as time goes by
nature slowly takes away
with its want 
to finally 
deny.

Near the Roadside

An orange, an apple, a pear
were the fare
and I ate each
in turn
seated in my
blue Chevy
with the door open
and my legs swung out
and my feet
planted on the gravel
of the shoulder
near the roadside
fruit stand
and around 
my bare feet
were the bright
orange peels
an apple core
and just as I prepared
to bite 
into the juicy pear
I wondered
if life
could be
any better.