dr_con Posted July 21, 2017 Share Posted July 21, 2017 Yard Work This is what the end feels like the lawnmower putters on unseasonably long grass the Change evident in too warm winters too wet summers I know his old bone hides there before I reach the corner where lawn has gone feral he passed a few short weeks ago the Canine soul whose center is MU No/Negation And I think of my father making me earn early 12-13 who now knows a work ethic reaps what it sows empty empty Relaxed compared to his parents invested in equal parts capital patriotism And it worked I cut other follies foolish water wasters expanses based on mis- appropriation The Dream to be Wealth Good Education Elite and unadorned with the suffering of poverty’s deep deep silences hidden beneath the shag carpet behind imitation oak repurposed Trees stripped of their Godhood replaced by simulations of the good the true the beautiful if there was a lower substrate than lower case I’d use it too Even here the Buddha rests Alas Alas calling Fake Fake Fake simulations of the Past replicating the errors with the same gusto our forebears reached for belts or branches we correct the animals by going past abstraction Alone the Dog and I talked for hours. Quote thegateless.org Come on over and check out my poetry substack y'all;-) Or if your bored, head to the Zazzle store: https://www.zazzle.com/store/gateless. If you buy anything I lose a bet, so consider that before you violate the digital rules. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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