G A U G E S

September 11, 2018

 

 

“Life is short, and Art long; the crisis fleeting; experience perilous, and decision difficult.” -Hippocrates

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.“In the fog you are sheltered against the outside world, face to face with your inner self. Nebulat ergo cogito.” (fog therefore I think) -Umberto Eco
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There’s fog.
Then, there’s people landing planes at all hours.
There’s dogs chasing birds
on runways. And one way those people in those towers
can plan to, and see to, land planes is
the guts to go with the gauges.
They heartfelt  dealt with data,
Trusted all they’d seen
on their farforeign &; onlyman-made monitor screen.
As dogs flushed their fog,
hands hover over lights
and cover their old bets,
their usual action.
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, from 2009

CIVIL DEFENSE SHELTER

February 4, 2015

CIVIL DEFENSE

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This life  it hasn’t made sense

To lie or stand  defenseless

This  last  love

We couldn’t count on weapons

We slept  inept w/weapons

Untrained & too tame,

Just unable,   too civil  for weapons

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AT LEAST AT LAST

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It’s not much of a stretch

(In this sun,)

“Sanctuary” can actually rhyme with

“Aviary”

THERE’S FOG

December 6, 2013

There’s fog.
Then, there’s people landing planes at all hours.
There’s dogs chasing birds
on runways. And one way those people in those towers
can plan to, and see to, land planes is
the guts to go with the guages.
They heartfelt dealt with data,
Trusted all they’d seen
on their farforeign &; onlyman made monitor screen.
As dogs flushed their fog,
hands hover over lights
and cover their old bets,
their usual action.

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,                                                                            from 2009

July 2, 2009

There’s fog.

Then, there’s people landing planes at all hours.

There’s dogs chasing birds

on runways.  And one way those people in those towers

can plan to, and see to, land planes is

the guts to go with the guages.

They heartfelt dealt with data,

Trusted all they’d seen

on their farforeign & onlyman made monitor screen.

As dogs flushed their fog,

hands hover over lights

and cover their old bets,

their usual action.