Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Original Poetry - "Still Lifes On A Warm Spring Day"

And now, a poem from my teaching days in which Sunday lesson planning becomes more bearable after catching an unexpected buzz.

ella fitzgerald and louis armstrong
make the sun warmer
make the sun linger
remember this

spilt beer
on my teacher's edition
is a mute scandal

the weight of the soul
is unknown but
one can be sure:
its weight is bearable
at least for today

i do not envy anyone
i want nothing
time is nothing
but the promise of gifts
yet unknown

i have declared today sacred
drinking beer is a ritual
smoking tobacco is a ritual
and is thus tolerated
the decay of the body
is secondary to the
height of the soul

1 comment:

  1. A carton of Wides at Sam's Club. It doesn't get much better than that.