Sunday, July 18, 2010

outrovert (2010)

there is much to keep silent about


that serial mic-in-mouth dream:

hardbodies mass,
your book-smarts
amount to nothing


the morning mopes,

hardly good smoking weather


a status bar wormscross-screen
to little purpose


timepoor breakfast
eaten off a mirror


fast-acting cap
slows the room
to baseline


you practise rolling dice

but there’s no

need to undress

that billboard girl

(she only ever loves a warrior)

Note: This poem begins and ends with lines ('there is much to keep silent about' and 'she only ever loves a warrior') from Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals (translated by Douglas Smith, Oxford University Press, 1997). 

Below: image by Maureen Flynn-Burhoe