Four Poems

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The Next Great Work

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The silently summoned multitude

Spangled across the plain

Motion, always motion

Antlike in their purpose

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Bright components blaze

In splendid metallic hues

Holy print, the shadeblue writ

Hope communion, paragon

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The shining edifice rises

As if nurtured from the soil

Pilings buried with especial care

As grandmothers laid to rest

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The seventh day: Completion

They delight in their creation

Soft obelisk to singularity

Resplendent and impassive

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But restless hearts churn within

Clenched jaws and burning eyes

They gather and scan the gloaming line

For the site of the next great work

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Changes

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A mango blushes slowly

In silent gradient traverse

From joyless unyielding green

To sweetest fragrant amber

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A cloud silently perpetuates

In inchbound rolling Zen

Is it the force of imagination

That keeps it hanging together?

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A child gradually mutates

From lumpy screeching dough

To a modern man bent double

Under the world inside his head

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Will Ferrell

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Someone made a reference

To a Will Ferrell movie

And I laughed politely

This is something

I seem to find myself

Doing often

Laughing politely

At Will Ferrell references

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Laughing politely

But apparently not

Convincingly

Anchorman? They say

Ricky Bobby?

I actually hate Will Ferrell

But I usually play along

Just to make things easy

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Ugly

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Society makes people ugly

Who could actually be hideous

Among the cosmic bricolage

And empty void of space?

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Society makes people ugly

It has become skilled and subtle

It rarely raises its voice

Or judges one directly

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I am part of society

And I make people ugly

I don’t say it out loud

But it’s written across my face

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I’m going to keep doing it

Because I don’t know how to stop

Standards aesthetics preferences

Are my measures of enforcement

I’ve thrown in with the hegemony

We are shallow but we are deep

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