Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Eighteen Dollar Gogi Berries

In the conventional living-rooms of hipsters’ America,
concentrated spiritual epiphanies manifest in the hemp satchels
of eighteen dollar Gogi Berries,
while monsoon’s drop down from the Tibetan Plateau,
To wash nothingness over nothingness,
In Phnom Penh.

Lobsters and Hipsters
 
Some male birds sing doggedly to claim territory.
Lobsters monger power pinch by pinch.  Literary
control mongers select ‘works’ from pools of hipsters
who compete by being cool, cooler, or coolest.  At
one point in the continuum, Macramé skills were
the ‘twin of aces’, in the arena of
competitive zeitgeist.

Judy Garland Part Two

When I realized that you were born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota,
which is on the Mississippi, your ability to ‘haunt’ increased by a
factor of twenty-nine.   In our thoughts about legends, the haunting
ratio is mathematical, expressed and measured by various notches
of beauty, including ‘hometown’ and connection to natural lore,
such as proximity to sacred ‘literary’ rivers.

Dan Hedges