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and to think i saw it on floyd terrace

Tim Martin's Sonnet Project

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Come On Down

newlyweds on Walnut St
bridge on boxing day
a cry to rally
poses that are informal
as irish bards would tell
with my requirement
in sunny california
are units of presentation
to celebrate the sacrament
when i burnt the church
with our rights first
in every consumer’s purse
this is a quaker state
old, borrowed and blue

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

In the Lights

These days the world is lit by lightening
-Tennessee Williams

feeding the cash cow
curioser this found unity
my unsettled anniversary
the metaphor was dead
to begin with
there can be no provocation
if i was in sweet science
and this memory play
just licensed violence
battled with enlightened helmet
against the bodiless
walks in beauty in the xrays
leave with your construction
bleeding and homeopathic

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Sweep the Hearth

tonight it's you
i've corresponded
and my place is here
spiking the punch
taste has become
our simplest answer
to this haunting
unlucky as whistles
in a morning ritual
work at another moon
only a footfall from winter
time looks within
the ten thousand steps

Monday, December 05, 2005

Movie Trailer

in case you didn’t listen
this music is yours again
redeem or hold too dear
blindness comes from color
a mennonite alarm clock
attacks secret santas
with racial profiles
vandalized in american memory
soon to be a popular film
where you slur your poems
in the january deadlines
for all warriors have gone
from mathematics of risk
our jails become them